The IUP chapter of the National Art Education Association recently received the 2021 Outstanding Student Chapter Award during the NAEA annual conference, March 4-6. Co-presidents Kaitlyn Carey (BA, art education) and Tristin Croyle (BA, art education) accepted the award in a videoconference, where they presented on the activities of the group.

In recognition of outstanding activities carried out during the year by a student chapter, the Retired Art Educators Interest Group annually invites nominations for the Outstanding Student Chapter Award, sponsored by the RAEA. The award, given annually, honors an outstanding NAEA student chapter. The RAEA/NAEA presents a certificate and monetary award to the selected chapter. The award is funded by donations and with proceeds earned from the RAEA Silent Auction, which is held each year at the NAEA National Convention's Artisans Gallery. The selected chapter is encouraged to use the funds to help support student members who attend the NAEA National Convention or for special projects.

Department of Art and Design