Melvin R. Laird Exceptional Artist Award

This award annually recognizes and rewards an exceptional graduating UWSP student in performing or visual arts by providing a $5,000 investment in his or her potential to become a successful leading artist in his or her field. Established by the Hon. Melvin R. Laird and members of the Laird Endowment Advisory Board, the award serves as a continued commitment to the Laird Art Leadership program associated with Laird Leadership Day. The Hon. Melvin R. Laird was the former U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Nixon and Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District representative.
 

Emily Reeves with Chancellor Patterson and Dean Morin
Melvin R. Laird 2015 Exceptional Artist Award Recipient
 



Bennett Heinz with Chancellor Patterson and Dean Morin
Melvin R. Laird 2014 Exceptional Artist Award Recipient

 
 

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Kelly Jelinek with Chancellor Patterson and Dean Morin
Melvin R. Laird 2012 Exceptional Artist Award Recipient