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The Student Programming and Advisory Council

The Student Programming and Advisory Council (SPAC) serves as a direct link between UM students and UMMA. It is dedicated to helping support UMMA’s mission of commitment to students and engagement with the arts.

The Mission of the Council

  • To increase student engagement with UMMA through participation and awareness
  • To plan and coordinate student events
  • Serve the Museum in an advisory capacity

Council Activities

Some examples of what the SPAC will be responsible for in cooperation with UMMA staff will include:

  • Produce student performance series on the third Thursday of each month in the UMMA Commons
  • Develop creative projects to engage students with UMMA's exhibitions and collections
  • Review applications for cosponsored events between UMMA and UM student organizations
  • Assist with annual events such as Artscapade, UMMA After Hours and Student Late Night

SPAC is a great opportunity to get experience working in a museum, and a great way to ensure that UM students have a voice at UMMA.

SPAC Members 2013–2014

Haya Alfarhan (English)
Robbie Austin (Communications)
Rachel Bissonnette (History of Art / Museum Studies)
Cameron Bothner (Linguistics)
Caroline Buse (Music / History of Art)
Emily Fite (Anthropology & Psychology / African Studies)
Savannah Freed (Communications / History of Art)
Sarah Kang (Microbiology / History of Art)
Minji Lee (Art & Design)
Kelsey Messina (History of Art / Business)
Aya Mimura (Political Science / Business)
Jean Rafaelian (History of Art)
Gabby Thoma (History of Art / Psychology)
Yurong Wu (Architecture)
Eleni Zaras (History of Art)