Faculty Achievements

Over the years, our faculty members have received a number of awards and have been recognized for their accomplishments in the arts. Here is a list of faculty highlights.

Director of Dance elected as president of Arizona Dance Education Organization

COFAP’s Director of Dance, Susannah Keita, was selected as president-elect of the Arizona Dance Education Organization. She will also attend the 2013 annual conference of the National Dance Education Organization and present her work, "Moving in Step with Katherine Dunham: A Model Curriculum". Susannah is among a select group of instructors certified to teach the famed Dunham dance technique.

Velarde Honored at Vocal Fellowship

Rachel Velarde, adjunct voice and diction instructor, has been awarded an honorable mention for the Van L. Lawrence Voice Foundation/National Association for Teachers of Singing fellowship in vocal pedagogy. Velarde will attend an annual symposium in Philadelphia.

Paper from Digital Design Instructor Featured at Popular Convention

In 2011, digital design instructor Cheryl Christensen's paper, "An Educational Evolution: From Conventional Learning, to E-Learning, to Game-based Learning," was accepted for presentation at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Convention in Jacksonville, Florida.

COFAP Instructor’s Pilot Selected by the Independent Television Festival

Instructor for the College of Fine Arts and Production, Michael Kary, created, wrote, directed and produced "Little League," a spec pilot and official selection for the 2008 Independent Television Festival (ITVF) in Los Angeles.