Published on April 3, 2012 by Sean FlyntSchool of the Arts faculty members Richard Dendy and Scott Fisk have been accepted into the prestigious Milton Glaser School of Visual Arts Summer Program in New York City July 30-Aug. 3. The highly selective program received over 200 applicants and accepted only 35 to participate.
The Visual Arts professors will have the opportunity to study with world-renowned artist and designer Milton Glaser, among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States. In 2004 Glaser was selected for the lifetime achievement award of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. He opened Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and continues to produce an astounding amount of work in many fields of design to this day. To many, he is the embodiment of American graphic design during the latter half of the 20th century. His "I Love NY" design, used since the 1970s, has achieved iconic status and inspired many imitations.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.