Alumni Circle

The Alumni Circle is a volunteer committee of the Board of Governors which includes alumni members representing many generations and departments of the Academy. Together this group works to develop outreach events and programs including hosting reunions and networking events to introduce alumni to each other, various arts professionals, current and prospective students.

A Message from Our Alumni Circle Chair

It is an honor to introduce you to our Alumni Circle which is a committee of volunteers who have been elected to support Cranbrook Academy of Art’s programs and services to its more than 4,000 alumni around the globe. The mission of the Alumni Circle is to keep Alumni connected to the Academy, Artists-in-Residence, current students, and fellow alumni. Our alumni programming includes presenting two annual alumni awards and hosting various alumni receptions on and off campus. We are constantly coming up with new ways improve and expand our alumni network. Our goal to build a stronger alumni community begins with you! We encourage alumni to join us for gatherings, attend lectures hosted at the Academy and Museum, and visit campus often.

Please stay in touch by sharing your news and feedback.
I look forward to connecting with you soon!
Evie Wheat
Chair, Alumni Circle Committee 

Alumni Circle Committee Members

Maxine Frankel – Chair, CAA Board of Governors
Allan Rothfeder – Vice Chair, CAA Board of Governors
Evie Wheat – CAA Governor and Committee Chair, CAA Alumni Circle

Christopher Scoates – Director, CAA – Photography ‘86

Mira Burack – Fiber ’05
Susan Goethel Campbell – Print Making ‘89
Lynn Bennett Carpenter – Fiber ‘03
Amy Deines – Architecture ’00
Brian DuBois – 3D Design ’11
Kathrin Entenmann
George Francoeur – Design ’60
Elizabeth Hartmann – Metalsmithing ‘09
Tadd Heidgerken – Architecture ‘08
Narine Kchikian – Sculpture ‘05
Andrew Maydoney – Photography ‘08
Allegra Pitera – Painting ‘00
Steve Rost – Photography ‘82
Erika Stefanutti – Metalsmithing ‘92
Ben Teague – Ceramics ‘06
Sarah Turner – Metalsmithing ’04
Katherine Willman – Former Staff, CAA
Alison Wong – Painting ‘06
Bob Yares – Former Staff, CAA