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College hires alumnus, former faculty as creative director for Herndon Gallery

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – January 6, 2012 – Dennie Eagleson '71, former faculty member, has returned to Antioch College as a part-time creative director.

Working with art faculty Sara Black, Eagleson is responsible for managing the Herndon Gallery and creating an Artist in Residence program. Drawing on her passion and profession, she also will offer photography workshops as part of the College’s co-curricular program.

Eagleson taught at Antioch College for more than 20 years, beginning in 1987 as an adjunct instructor of photography and rising through the ranks to associate professor of photography in 2004—a role she served until 2008. For another year, she taught at the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute. She served as director of the Herndon Gallery in the 1990s and was a member of the gallery’s committee for many years. Since the mid 1980s, Eagleson also has worked as a freelance photographer for a number of community clients. Her work has appeared prominently in College publications, including The Antiochian and the College’s Annual Report.

“Dennie is a great addition to our academic team,” said Hassan Rahmanian, vice president for academic affairs. “She has a long and productive affiliation with, and a great passion for, Antioch College.”

Eagleson holds a Master of Fine Arts in photography from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts from Antioch College.

Her professional experience includes several artist in residence programs: Rivers Institute at the University of Dayton (August 2011), Nonstop Institute Oral History (summer and fall 2010), and ArtStreet at the University of Dayton (fall 2009). She has been involved in the development of photography workshops and documentaries both locally and abroad in places such as Havana, Cuba and Jicaro, Nicaragua.

Eagleson has curated a number of exhibitions featuring the work of local, regional and international artists. Her own work has been showcased in the Herndon Gallery, along with many other galleries throughout the state. She also served a six-year stint as a portfolio reviewer for the National Conference of Society of Photographic Education.

Among Eagleson’s numerous awards are the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching (2008); the Ohio Arts Council Award for Excellence in Photography (2005); and a nomination by Top Brass for the Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio (2003).

About Antioch College
Antioch College is a private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one or more of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences off campus. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

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