Art & Design Faculty Member Receives Statewide Honor

photo of Ilona Szekely

An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member was honored recently by the Kentucky Art Education Association.

Dr. Ilona Szekely, who heads the art education program as an assistant professor in EKU’s Department of Art and Design, received the Association’s Higher Educator of the Year Award during an awards ceremony at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Crafts in Louisville. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, research and service.

The director of the Higher Education Division for the Association, Szekely also coordinates student chapters in art education in Kentucky. She has been in charge of the Bluegrass Regional High School Art Show the past five years and last year hosted the State Art Education Conference at EKU.

Szekely has published numerous articles, held art exhibitions, and participated in invited lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Published on October 09, 2013