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Professor Kenda North selected as Honored Educator

Professor Kenda North was selected as the Honored Educator for the South Central Region Society for Photographic Education conference, hosted by Nicholls State University. Ms. North presented a keynote lecture on Friday, October 16th, addressing current issues facing higher education in the liberal arts and the fine arts. The lecture addressed topics of interest to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing university positions, as well as junior level faculty. She also presented a visual chronology of her photographic work over the past thirty years. The regional conference, “Crosswinds”, brought together photography teachers and students from a seven state area. Kenda North has been a board member for SPE at the national level as well as the western and south central region. "The Society for Photographic Education is a non-profit membership organization that provides a forum for the discussion of photography-related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms, and to foster the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism.” (from the SPE website, For more information on the south central region, go to