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Professor Margaret Allotey-Pappoe Recognized for Work

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Margaret Allotey-Pappoe, associate professor of graphic design and chair of the art and design department at MVNU, was recently recognized for her achievements and work. Allotey-Pappoe has had work exhibited at Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts at First United Methodist Church in Peoria, Ill., with another Ghanaian artist, Nana Ekow Maison. The exhibit titled “Reflections of Nana Ekow Maison and Margaret Allotey-Pappoe” ran from July through September 2017 and in which Allotey-Pappoe was featured in The Peoria Journal Star. 

On Aug. 4, 2017, Allotey-Pappoe was invited by Still Point Gallery (RZIM), in Alpharetta, Ga., to be a co-panelist with Joe Cory, a professor of art at Samford University, Birmingham, Ala. Both shared their input about the exhibit “Between the Shadow and the Light” and their own experiences before and after their visit to South Africa to an audience of about 150 guests.

Allotey-Pappoe was invited back in September by Samford University’s art department to be a guest speaker to the Arts and Society classes and be a part of a panel discussion regarding the exhibit, “Between the Shadow and the Light.”

On Nov. 9 and 10, 2017, Taylor University’s art department invited Allotey-Pappoe; Keith Baker professor at Asbury University; and Jo-Ann VanReeuwyk, professor at Calvin College, to engage students at Taylor University, sharing their experiences during and after the R5 seminar in South Africa in a Community & Culture panel discussion organized by Taylor’s students. 

VanReeuwyk and Allotey-Pappoe shared ideas on female identity and the meaning of beauty in our present world with young international women during the Intercultural Women's Breakfast sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Programs that works with international, TCK (Third Culture Kids), an organization for American ethnic/minority students. Allotey-Pappoe also presented her work to the graphic design students, addressing the similarities and differences in the approach to designing for an African (Ghanaian) audience.

Abigail Roberts, a writer for the award-winning student newspaper The Echo at Taylor University, interviewed Allotey-Pappoe about her work and the necessity to create.

MVNU congratulates Allotey-Pappoe on her accomplishments and is grateful for her continued service to the university.

 Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 32 states and 19 countries/U.S. territories.