Joel Dugan

Art professor paints portrait of “lost history”—first female president in higher ed

Thursday, June 20, 2019

During Spring Commencement, Fairmont State University unveiled the portrait of Margaret Elizabeth Dickey, a pioneering Fairmont State president and the first female president of a state school in the history of the state of West Virginia and in the U.S. 

Joel Dugan, associate professor of art, was commissioned to paint the portrait based on a photo from what was the Normal School’s yearbook. While challenging, Dugan said it was a great experience. 

“In the Midst of” Paintings and Drawings by Joel T. Dugan

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Fairmont State University Department of Art is excited to announce the solo exhibition “In The Midst Of” by Joel T. Dugan in the J.D. Brooks Gallery at Fairmont State University.

The show is currently on display from September 17 through October 12 with the artist talk and reception taking place Thursday, September 27th at 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and community.  

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