HU Senior Earns Statewide Outstanding Art Education College Student Award

Savannah Hassler recognized at annual awards reception

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University is pleased to announce that the Art Education Association of Indiana (AEAI) has awarded Savannah Hassler the 2023 Outstanding Art Education College Student award. The awards reception took place in Mooresville, Indiana, on November 3. Hassler is a senior art education major.

Other collegiate accomplishments for Hassler include serving in numerous leadership roles for HU’s National Art Education Association chapter and Kappa Pi International Art Society chapter, working as HU’s student assistant gallery director and having her college art exhibited in multiple art shows in the area.

“A call for nominations for the 2023 Outstanding College Art Education Student for the state of Indiana stated candidates for the award needed to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in art education and support the art education community. I thought of Savannah as soon as I read the criteria because she exemplifies both,” said Barb Michel, EdD, professor of art and chair of the Department of Art and Design at Huntington University.

According to its constitution, the purpose of the AEAI is “the promotion, advancement, and improvement of art education in Indiana through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership.” More information about the AEAI is available at