Robin Carr, assistant professor of voice and acting at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2010 Higher Education Award from the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) for outstanding contributions to arts education.
Selected by a panel of representatives from across the state, Carr was recognized for superior teaching, professional activity and leadership beyond the local campus, as well as evidence of modeling best practice of arts education through teacher education courses and programs. She will receive the award at the MAAE Awards Dinner from 5-7 p.m. on May 7 at the Mississippi State University Riley Center for the Performing Arts in Meridian, Miss.
“Winning the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education Higher Education Award is an exciting honor this year,” Carr said. “The award supports and encourages me as a teacher and creative artist. It also is a great accomplishment for the Department of Theatre and Dance and Southern Miss.”
MAAE is an advocacy group that promotes arts education and awareness in Mississippi through professional development opportunities, recognizes and celebrates excellence in arts education and monitors state and national issues related to arts education. MAAE is also a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
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