June 18, 1998
KALAMAZOO -- Robert H. Luscombe, dean of the WMU College of Fine Arts, has been selected to receive the Theodore C. Cooper Award for Distinguished Volunteer Services by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.
He will be honored, along with winners of this year's Community Medal of Arts, at the Community Arts Awards gala Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Gilmore Theatre Complex on the WMU campus.
Luscombe has been dean of the College of Fine Arts, the first
university division of its kind in the state, since 1980. A WMU
faculty member since 1973, he was co-founder of the Plaza Arts
Circle. He currently is president of the board of directors of
the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and chair
of the advisory council for Education for the Arts.
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