Admissions Team

Shana Curtis

Assistant to the Director of Enrollment Management

Employment History

  • Joined Kendall's Admissions Team in the spring of 2009.
  • Recruiter and Manager

Educational Background

  • B.B.A in Marketing, Grand Valley State University, 2004
  • B.A. in Art and Design, Grand Valley State University, 2004

Best Achievement

Living abroad in Germany at 17, but more importantly, continuing the relationships with my German friends and family throughout the years. I continue to gain value from that experience as a whole.

Favorite Artists

Jenny Saville, Richard Diebenkorn, Egon Schiele, and Lucian Freud

Creative philosophy

Don't overthink it, just get into it.

Favorite quote

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." -Hellen Keller

Favorite KCAD fact

KCAD was founded in 1928 by a woman.

Who do you think every KCAD student should meet?

It is hard to narrow this down to one person, however, Nicole DeKraker is the Coordinator of Student Activities, and is a great person for students to meet.

Best kept secret about Grand Rapids

I love this city and all the "secrets" I have discovered in the years I have lived here. I think the best kept secret about Grand Rapids is that there is always more to discover.

Favorite medium and why

Oil paint. This has been my favorite medium for over 10 years. I love the smell, the process, and my ability to get lost in it.

Which art book would you recommend to students?

Visionaries and Outcasts: The NEA, Congress, and the Place of the Visual Artist in America by Michael Brenson

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