Alumni Council

Your Alumni Council is committed to nurturing and strengthening a vibrant, lifelong relationship between PNCA alumni and between alumni and the College.

Our community

Supporting lives of creative practice

The Alumni Council is a representative body of approximately 15 PNCA alumni volunteers with broad and diverse experience who are invested in supporting PNCA alumni. The Council is chaired by Linda Hutchins '88 and supported by Alumni Relations staff include Lauren Creany, Killeen Hanson MFA '12, Angélica Millán MFA '17, Ashley Robinson, and Jessie Speiss Werner MFA '14.

Our primary work involves strengthening a sense of alumni identity, camaraderie, and pride by funding projects and events that foster strong connections between PNCA alumni and between alumni and the College. This includes exploring ways that PNCA can continue to support alumni personally, professionally, and creatively. We hope our work encourages alumni and the College to see each other as partners in PNCA’s educational mission.

We meet five times annually.  

Recently funding projects include:

  • PAGE Space: PNCA's first dedicated on-campus alumni gallery mounts four exhibitions annually including a fall salon-style show
  • Professional Artists Coming Together (PACT): an alumni-led professional networking series for artists in and around Portland
  • Honoraria for Visiting Alumni Lecturers
  • Alumni and Student of Color Collation networking lunch
  • ... and lots more!

Please email if you are interested in learning more, getting involved with the PNCA Alumni Council, or proposing an alumni project. 

Keep in touch!

Don't hesitate to get in touch with the Office of Alumni Relations with any questions about your alumni benefits, alumni events, the Alumni Council, or to share with us good news about your accomplishments.

Office of Alumni Relations

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