Meet Brooke

Meet Brooke Alexander, a 2015 graduate of the Alabama Center for the Arts (ACA). Alexander obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art with a minor in English and went on to continue her education at the University of Mississippi where she obtained a Master’s in Studio Art.

Alexander currently works as an Instructional Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi. She shared that she would not be where she is today without her degree from Athens State. Alexander’s undergraduate degree was the necessary step along her path to becoming a faculty member at the University of Mississippi.

I remember the incredible infectious energy the professors brought to the classroom. It’s an energy I now try to bring to my own classroom.

Brooke Alexander

She remembers her professors encouraging her to take more risks with her art. The courageous spirit of the professors at the Alabama Center for the Arts helped Alexander and her peers work harder and push the envelope.

Perhaps, most important, was the encouragement Alexander received to pursue her dream of having a career in the arts. She was met with faculty and staff who believed in her, instructed her, and built her confidence. She was given resources and experiences to know that her career path was not only possible but that she could succeed.

Now, with a master’s degree in hand and an assistant professorship earned at a prestigious university, we know that great things are in store for Brooke Alexander!

About the Alabama Center for the Arts

The Alabama Center for the Arts represents a unique and dynamic partnership between Calhoun Community College, Athens State University, and the City of Decatur. The Center will be a hub for active and engaged creative activity and learning in an inspiring, vibrant, and supportive environment. The Center will serve people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels through targeted outreach, partnerships, and programs. As a key resource and driver for arts activities and education, the Center will enhance the civic and cultural life of the community. Learn more HERE.

Visual Arts Programs

Visual Arts classes at the ACA include art appreciation, painting, drawing, computer graphics, sculpture, ceramics, and pottery as well as a teaching major, leading to licensure for art instructors. Associate of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees may be earned through the ACA. Learn more HERE.

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