Community Inspirational ProfessorsA Contagious EnthusiasmLaughter is universal and so is art. Associate Professor Nina Corazzo, Ph.D., uses both abundantly in her popular art history courses. Successful AlumniHired on the SpotMaggie Rivera ’13 teaches art at Griffith High School — a job she secured after sending out just one résumé. Engaged StudentsHealing Through ArtPsychology and art double-major Héctor Ruiz ’16 is preparing to become an art therapist, a career that combines his two main interests. Inspirational ProfessorsA Lifelong LearnerAssociate Professor Robert Sirko, MFA, spent his sabbatical developing ideas to expand his students’ artistic horizons. Successful AlumniCreating a Sacred ArtPainter Caleb Kortokrax ’11, MFA, says that he continues to explore the role of spirituality in his work. Engaged StudentsMuseum-MindedKevin Simonsen ’16 began studying art history to earn elective credit. He ended up with a new major, an internship, and a piece in Valpo’s permanent collection. Inspirational ProfessorsRecapturing the JoyAssistant Professor Sarah Jantzi, MFA, sponsors Valpo’s Draw-a-Thon, an opportunity for artists throughout the community to broaden their ideas of what art can be. Successful AlumniA Picture of LoveKathleen North Porter ’07 photographs the moments that families want to remember — both joyous and somber. Engaged StudentsDesigned For ExcellenceKyle Smart ’15 is leaving Valpo with a diverse portfolio and a piece in the permanent collection.