Theatre Faculty member Dan Hurlin ’79 has been awarded a United States Artists’ Fellowship. He is one of 50 Fellows named by the national grant-making and advocacy organization and will receive a $50,000 unrestricted grant. The USA Fellows for 2009 hail from 18 states and range in age from 28 to 82. Chosen for the caliber and impact of their work, they include contemporary experimenters and traditional practitioners.
Through a rigorous evaluation process, panels of experts in the arts selected the winning artists from among 348 nominated applicants from 45 states. USA Fellowships are awarded to artists of all career stages who demonstrate artistic excellence, unique artistic vision, and significant contributions to their fields.
“We're thrilled for Dan," said John Dillon, director of the College’s Theatre program. “He typifies what's best about the arts faculty here: Exemplary artists who are passionate about teaching." Dillon noted that Hurlin is also a long-time member of the dance faculty. “His interdisciplinary reach is something we enthusiastically embrace.”