about Joyce, Allen,
Co-conspirator with Joyce
Hall and Allen Hill during all of the Performing
Arts years. Conductor, in charge of instrumental
Tom joined the Nova staff in 1964. Joyce was
already there. He had come from Ohio and she
had moved from what was then Parkway Junion
High as a part of the new Nova faculty. She,
Ed Spry (the vocal teacher at the time) and
Tom did Music Man and Can Can at Strannahan
High before Allen came on the scene.
After graduating Nova High School
in 1972, I went on to the University of South
Florida where I graduated in 1976 with a B.A.
in Mass Communications, specializing in Public
I've been in the Public Relations/Promotions
profession since 1979. I have been the Director
of Communications for The Art Institute of Fort
Lauderdale since 1999 where I manage all internal
and external communications for students, staff,
faculty, and alumni. I head up a wonderful team
including a web developer, art director, and
marketing coordinator. Working with a myriad
talented and creative people is a blast. I learn
so many cool things on a daily basis. I am always
amazed at the artistic and imaginative talents
of everyone around me. Prior to this position,
I worked for over 15 years at WPBT/Channel 2,
public television in South Florida in a few
areas such as public relations, membership,
and marketing for the nationally syndicated
Nightly Business Report. I still keep an association
with the station as on-air talent during its
membership campaigns (the person who breaks
into your favorite show asking for support).
When I am not working I take care of my husband
Jack and two incredible kids – Marissa (who
is studying music education at the University
of Miami) and Michael (soon to be a senior in
high school). Music, the theatre, and the arts
are still as important to me as an adult as
it was when I was at Nova.
As for HHPA...I am so privileged to be a part
of this remarkable organization. It's wonderful
being embraced by so many people from all around
the country who get together every so often
to celebrate music, life and memories.
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