Tina Newhauser Awarded Arts Educator 2015

Tina Newhauser (right) with Craig Mitchell Smith who designed and crafted the awards,

Tina Newhauser, faculty of stage management in the Department of Theatre, and associate director of MSU's arts and cultural management master's program, has received the inaugural 2015 Arts Educator Award presented by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing at its annual Applause Awards in Lansing.

"It is such an honor to be the first recipient of the Arts Educator Award," Newhauser says, "and to have the opportunity to be part of the College of Arts & Letters new Arts and Cultural Management program. Getting to work everyday with tomorrow’s arts leaders: our amazing students, is really the best part of it all. Each are smart, witty, challenging, and I couldn’t be more proud as I watch them take on professional positions within our arts community. For me, THAT is the true reward."

Getting to work everyday with tomorrow’s arts leaders: our amazing students, is really the best part of it all.

The Arts Educator Award recognizes the work and dedication of an arts educator (elementary, secondary, college/university, and/or community instructor) in helping and mentoring organizations and individuals (youth and/or adults) to uncover a greater capacity to create, connect and deepen artistic pursuits and relationships with their community.

The aim of the Arts Council’s Applause Awards is to recognize individuals, businesses, organizations and other advocates who have made significant contributions to the arts in the capital region through their leadership, commitment, vision and support.

The awards are presented annually at the Art Council’s December Holiday Glitter event.