CAAD hosting Funderburk retirement reception Wednesday afternoon


Mississippi State University William L. Giles Distinguished Professor of Art Brent Funderburk in his home studio. PHOTO: Megan Bean | Public Affairs

The College of Architecture, Art and Design and the Department of Art invite members of the campus and local community to a reception honoring Giles Distinguished Professor of Art Brent Funderburk on the occasion of his retirement from Mississippi State.

The reception will be held on Wednesday [May 2] from 3-5 p.m. in the Dawg House, which is located on the first floor of Colvard Student Union. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

A North Carolina native, Funderburk is retiring this May after nearly 36 years at MSU. Over the decades, he has been honored by the university with the John Grisham Faculty Excellence, Burlington Northern Teaching Excellence and Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence awards. He also is a 2016 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award recipient.

Funderburk, a fine arts graduate of East Carolina University, also has served as the art department’s fine-arts thesis coordinator. Courses he has taught include painting survey, watercolor, watermedia, senior thesis and advanced studio.

In 2010, Funderburk was named official artist for the Jackson-based USA International Ballet Competition. For additional biographical information, visit

Celebrating its 50th year, MSU’s Department of Art is the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. For more, visit and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CAADatMSU.

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