Former dean Kay Anderson honoured by Edna Manley College
VETERAN artist and educator Kay Anderson has been honoured by the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts for the pivotal role she played in the construction of halls of residence on the college's campus at Arthur Wint Drive in Kingston.
At a special ceremony held recently at the school, Anderson unveiled a plaque at the entryway to the dormitories, which acknowledges her keen involvement in the drive to establish student housing facilities at the institution.
While serving as acting dean from 1987 to 1990, Anderson led the charge to secure funding from the European Union, helped to identify land for the construction of the dorms, and even collaborated on the building design.
The plaque also acknowledges the work of the late attorney-at-law Sonia Jones, a former chairman of the college's board, who worked in tandem with Anderson to make the halls of residence a reality.
In thanking the board of directors and faculty for the honour, Anderson encouraged the current administration to continue the drive to expand the college.
"Every generation of teachers and administrators must further the work of the college and ensure that its growth and development are continuous," she said.
In addition to serving as acting dean, Anderson was also a student at Edna Manley from 1979 to 1983; and head of the Art Education Department from 1991 to 2001.