New Jersey Resident Appointed Chair of the Art Department at Immaculata University
Medford Lakes, NJ, resident Diane S. Grimes joined the faculty of Immaculata University as an assistant professor of Art. She will also serve as the chair of the Art Department.
For the past five years, she worked for Cumberland County College as coordinator of the Fine and Graphic Design Programs and assistant professor. During her career, she has served as an adjunct art professor at Richard Stockton College, Farleigh Dickenson University, and Camden County College. She was an art lecturer at Burlington County College for four years. She taught at such various places as the Perkins Center for the Arts, the Jewish Community Center, and the YMCA Camp Ockanickon. Ms. Grimes was also an instructor at the University of the Arts.
"I am extremely excited to begin sharing my knowledge of the arts with the students at Immaculata University," comments Ms. Grimes on her appointment to Immaculata University.
A graduate of Moore College of Art with a BS in Art Education, she continued her education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She earned her MA from the University of the Arts and her MFA from Marywood University. She was awarded a research grant from Johns Hopkins University in computer technology and attended Princeton University on a mid-career fellowship in computer graphics. In 2002, she received a Graphic Design Certification from Moore College of Art.
Her artwork has been exhibited at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in 1992, 1993, 1994, and 2000; Lucas Gallery of Princeton University; a solo show at Cumberland County College; The American Art Museum, The Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey. In 1997, she received the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts´ Permanent Collection/Purchase Award. She also received the American College of Sculpture Award, the Maxim B. Gottlieb Memorial for Painting, the Meyer E. Maurer Award for Sculpture, the Dr. Albert N. Lalli Memorial Award for Painting, and she was selected for inclusion in Who´s Who of American Women Editors in 1999 and 2000.
With her love of art, she volunteers her time and talents at the Sculpture Show for the old historic prison in Mount Holly, NJ; St. Edwards School volunteer artist for Literacy Program, and served as the advisor for the art club at Cumberland County College.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection between route 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.