Alumni Association

The Alumni Association consists of over 7,000 PAFA alumni in the United States and abroad and provides institutional support and connections for alumni through a variety of resources and regional events. Membership is open to all who have completed at least one year of any of PAFA's degree-granting or certificate programs. The Alumni Association Council is convened by PAFA to help achieve the goals of the Alumni Association.

The mission of the Alumni Association is to:

  • Engage the alumni and foster a strong bond between PAFA and its alumni.
  • Provide opportunities for alumni in regards to connection and exhibition and promote alumni as artists.
  • Foster a society of artists that is invested in and supports the work of PAFA and that continues to mature and remain steadfast with students of the past, present, and future.

PAFA's Alumni Association presents two annual alumni awards—the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Alumni Service Award—during the annual Commencement exercises.

2023 Alumni Association Council Membership

  • Brian James Spies
  • Candace Jensen
  • Diane Deery
  • Jillian Schley
  • Joann Cervantes
  • Joanne Karpowitz
  • Lydia Hamilton Brown
  • Rochelle Dinkin
  • Tania O'Donnell

Join the Alumni Association Council

If you would like to be considered for the Alumni Association Council, please complete the form below and upload your resume/CV.

Alumni: Stay In Touch

As the first art museum and school in the United States, PAFA is proud of its 7,000 alumni across the globe, who continue to inspire the next generation of artists. 

Whether you're newly graduated or celebrating your 50th reunion, your connection to PAFA does not end upon graduation.

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