Congratulations to Art History undergraduate Caroline Keegan, who has received the 2012-13 Florida State University Academic Leadership Award for the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance for her outstanding service and leadership. Caroline has been a member of the College Leadership Council since 2010, an officer of the Undergraduate Art History Association (UAHA) since 2009, and that organization’s president since 2011. She is the first Director of the Art Scene Zine, a project she imagined and personally initiated in 2010, pulling together a group of students from around the College to publish and promote their colleagues’ work. She has also served for several years as intern and volunteer for the Museum of Fine Arts and the Center for Global Engagement. She has taught classes twice as a Group Leader with the University Freshman Interest Groups, and has served as the liaison between the Art Students League (ASL) and UAHA, coordinating such projects as student trips to Art Basel and student ASL shows curated by members of UAHA.
Caroline has managed her many service projects and extracurricular responsibilities while also maintaining Honors academic work at the magna cum laude level and working for the Department of Art History as peer advisor and library research assistant. She is a member of the Golden Key, Phi Eta Sigma, Mortar Board, and National Honor Societies and the Honors Student Association. In 2011 she received the Florida Higher Education Arts Network Art Advocacy Award for her student publication initiatives for the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance.