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FSU Department of Art Education Celebrates Dr. Marcia Rosal

Published August 18, 2016
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Dr. Marcia Rosal

Florida State University’s Department of Art Education recently held a warm reception honoring Dr. Marcia Rosal who will retire December 2016. The evening kicked off with a slideshow of photographs and reflections sent in by alumni friends, family, students and colleagues.

The legend, the big cheese, the super woman of Art Therapy!!! I feel so blessed to have been one of the lucky ones that was able to obtain some of her wisdom.

– Alyssa Earnhardt, MS Art Therapy 2008

I wouldn’t be where I am today in life without her encouragement, knowledge and willingness to do more for her students.

– Arty Grant, MS Art Therapy 2005

Department of Art Education Chair, Dr. Dave Gussak, FSU College of Social Work Dean Emeritus, Nick Mazza, Art Therapy alum, Dr. Carolyn Brown Treadon and College of Fine Arts Dean Peter Weishar also contributed with a few of their own reflections.

I would like to express my gratitude to Marcia Rosal for dedicating so much of her career to the students at FSU. You have elevated this University through your scholarship, research and teaching. The students, faculty and staff at the FSU College of Fine Arts owe you a great deal. Thank you Marcia.

– Dean Peter Weishar


Marcia L. Rosal Fund for Art Therapy

The event closed with an exciting announcement from Dr. Dave Gussak regarding a new fund created by Florida State University in Marcia’s honor. This is the first funt at FSU to support Art Therapy! Student research, conference travel, and merit-based awards are examples of important needs that will be fulfilled through private support directed toward this fund. Please make a gift in honor of Dr. Marcia L. Rosal – directions are listed below!

I have been teaching art therapy students for 34 years and I feel like each student is like a gift.  I have learned so much from all of you collectively and individually.  Working with students is the part of the job I will really miss. Thanks to all of you who are here this evening and I am reflecting on those who are not.

– Dr. Marcia Rosal

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By Mail:

Send the attached form with payment or pledge to FSU Foundation:

2010 Levy Avenue
P.O. Box 3062739
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2739

Please make checks out to “FSU Foundation” with “Marcia L. Rosal Fund” in the memo line.