I am very pleased to announce that our MCAD colleague of 30 years, Allan T. Kohl was honored with the Distinguished Service Award 2017 for outstanding career contribution to the field of visual resources and image management from the Visual Resources Association (VRA), the international organization of image media professionals.
Allan was selected for this award by his colleagues who cited his nine years of service on the Executive Board, including years as President and Treasurer, his work on nine additional committees, and his roles as moderator and panelist at conference sessions since 1996.
He was lauded for his service, professionalism, scholarship, good humor, mentoring of new members and innovative work on intellectual property rights and fair use (ask him about the the Digital Image Rights Computator) and a pioneering open access art image repository (ask him about Art Images for College Teaching).
Please join me in congratulating Allan on this wonderful and well-deserved honor!!
Amy Naughton Becker