Friends of the School of Art and Design

The Friends of the School of Art and Design is a membership-based program that supports scholarships, programs, and projects for students and faculty. As a Friend of SoAD, you will receive unique opportunities throughout the year including special access to exhibitions, unique workshops just for friends, and exclusive access to special SoAD events. Most importantly, your annual contribution helps the School recruit and retain talented students and supports the work of the faculty.

There are many ways to join and support the Friends!


Membership Levels
GiftMembership Level
$25New Alumni (graduated within 5 years)

*Director level automatically includes membership
in the Chancellor’s Society.


Click here to join today.

To join, click the link above and enter the amount you’d like to contribute for your Friends membership. Then follow the prompts for payment information.

You can make a one-time contribution, spread donations over time, and/or make a recurring gift. If you are an ECU employee, you can enroll in or adjust automatic payroll deduction here.


Friends of the School of Art and Design Board

The Friends Board may include up to 15 members. Members serve 3-year terms, and should not serve more than two terms consecutively. If you are interested in being a board member, please let us know!

Officers for 2023/2024

Audra Cox

Chair Elect
Kristi Southern



Social Media
Rocky Freeman


Board Members

Sim Asher
BFA ’15
Greenville Museum of Art
Term — 2020-2023
Audra Cox
Term — 2020-2023
Charlotte Fitz-Daniels
BA ’02, MA ’03
Joyner Library, ECU
Term — 2021–2024

Rocky Freeman
United Real Estate East Carolina
Term — 2021-2024

Erika Gibson
Erika Gibson Ceramics
Term — 2023-2026
Kenda Kistenmacher
Kenda Kist Jewelry
Term — 2023-2026
September Krueger
Cameron Museum of Art
Term — 2021-2024
Amanda Love
BFA ’96
Amanda Love Studio
Term — 2022-2025
Randall Martoccia
East Carolina University
Term — 2021-2024
Staci Phebus
Juniper Bay Metals
Term — 2023-2026
Kristi Southern
Term — 2023-2026
Joshua Vaughan
BFA ’96
Blue Barn Design Co.
Term — 2023-2026

Ryan Webb
Farmers and Makers Market
Term — 2023-2026


Ex-Officio Members

Kate Bukoski

Director, School of Art and Design

Alice Arnold, Ph.D.

SoAD Faculty Representative
Professor, Art Education



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