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Prioleau and Fowler Honored By The South Carolina Art Education Association

10- 19- 2006

Spartanburg, S.C. -- The South Carolina Art Education Association honored a professor and a student from the University of South Carolina Upstate at its fall conference, Layers:  Art, Education, and Life, held October 12-14 at the Greenville Regency Hyatt.

Prileaou, RachelleDr. Rachelle Prioleau, department chair of the Fine Arts and Communications Studies at USC Upstate, was named the 2006 Outstanding Administrator of the Year for the State of South Carolina.  Prioleau was recognized for achieving major initiatives for the arts programs of USC Upstate by spearheading the community outreach program that includes music, drama and visual arts components for the Southside of Spartanburg. In addition, she has co-authored the art education proposal for Bachelor of Arts degree in art education.

“Rachelle lives and breathes the arts,” said Mary Lou Hightower, assistant professor of art education at USC Upstate. “In my 35 years in art education, she is the administrator that every art educator wishes for and she is so much more. She makes you believe that you can walk on water with her guidance and support.”



Fowler, DanDan Fowler, a junior at USC Upstate, received the South Carolina Art Education Association scholarship, which is awarded through the following criteria of artistic merit, grade point average and interest in pursuing art education as a career goal.  Fowler is from Glenn Springs, S.C. and is the son of Robin Shull and Robert Fowler.
The South Carolina Art Education Association, founded in 1924, works with other arts agencies and organizations in promoting the arts and advocating for quality arts education in the state. Currently, more than 500 members that give their time and energy to promoting quality arts education for all students.