Professor Jerry A. Kalback to Retire
In a letter expressing her gratitude, Director of the School of Visual Communication Design AnnMarie LeBlanc, announced the retirement and distinguished service of Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator Jerry A. Kalback, who will retire this May after nearly thirty years in the Schools of Art and of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. During his tenure, Kalback has served as a professor, undergraduate coordinator, associate director, assistant to the director and academic advisor.
Kalback has earned numerous accolades and awards, including the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) in 2001.
"For those of you fortunate to have been taught by him, you certainly know the many reasons for [the DTA award] and will recognize the enormity of his positive influence on our students and its curricula," LeBlanc states.
"Over the years he has taught more than a dozen unique courses in illustration ranging from sophomore through graduate levels. As a long time faculty advisor, he has given countless hours of service, providing academic counsel and career advice to several generations of Kent State University students," she added.
Many Kent State alumni credit their successes to Kalback, LeBlanc states, and reflect upon the impact he had as a professor and advisor.
Read the entire letter by downloading the attached PDF.