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)
$40New Member / Alumni Exhibition Special Rate

*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 2022/2023

Audra Cox


Randall Martoccia
Past Chair
Charlotte Fitz-Daniels


Board Members

Charlotte Fitz-Daniels

BA ’02, MA ’03
Joyner Library, ECU
Term — 2018-2021
Charlotte Fitz Daniels is the curator of the Janice Hardison Faulkner Art Gallery and coordinator of programs and events at Joyner Library, East Carolina University.   She is a graduate of Guilford College and has a Masters of Arts in Teaching and Ceramics from East Carolina University.  She is passionate about the arts and maintains a ceramic studio at her home.  Charlotte has worked in non-profit management and fundraising for a variety of organizations. She lives in Winterville, NC with her husband, Chris, her two stepchildren, and menagerie of animals. 

Sim Asher
BFA ’15
Greenville Museum of Art
Terms:  2015-18, 2018-19, 2019-2020, 2020-2023

Sim Asher is the Communications and Events Coordinator for the Greenville Museum of Art—in short, he is the person behind the social media, marketing, advertising, promotional content, event planning and more! A native of Greenville, NC he graduated from East Carolina University studying a variety of mediums while concentrating in photography and minoring in art history. Creatively, he works digitally while investing time into mixed-media and painting projects. Sim’s artwork has been accepted in various juried exhibitions and he is an award winning photographer. Currently, he serves on The Greenville Mural Project selection committee. Sim has made contributions to local publications and organizations such as The Greenville Times, the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Uptown Greenville. He was  a judge for the Rebel Literary and Arts publication 60th edition, assisted with donations and camps for local galleries and served on the Art Avenue Board. Personal interests include going on adventures, cooking, exercising his green thumb, biking and hanging out with friends.
Audra Cox
Term — 2020-2023

Randall Martoccia
East Carolina University
Term — 2021-2024


September Krueger
Cameron Museum of Art
Term — 2021-2024
McKenzie Shelton
East Carolina University
Term — 2021-2024
Susan Fecho
BFA ’83, MFA ’88
Faculty, Barton College
Term — 2018-2021, 2022-2025

A professor of art at Barton College since 1997, Susan Fecho also serves as dean of the College’s School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts.  With a Master of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University, Fecho continued with postgraduate studies through Northern Illinois University, Penland School of Crafts, the Humboldt Field Research Institute of Maine, and the North Carolina Botanical Gardens [botanical illustration certification]. She is a trained printmaker, designer, and an illustrator with professional experiences that extend beyond three decades. Her art studio and gallery, Fecho Designs, is located in historic downtown Tarboro.
Amanda Love
BFA ’96
Term — 2022-2025
Photo of Amanda LoveAmanda Love is a recognized artist/designer. She earned a BFA in Communication Arts (graphic design and photography) from East Carolina University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts  (fine book binding, letterpress printing and papermaking) from Columbia College Chicago. Love is a recognized artist/designer. In two decades in Chicago she regularly exhibited sculpture and artist books, collaborated with artist/musicians on numerous creative projects, founded two creative businesses in Chicago: LoveLeaf Press, design firm, fine binding and letterpress studio, and BookClub Chicago, a community arts studio with programing inspired by literature. Today, Love has relocated to a new home and studio in Granville, Ohio. Love recently completed a year long artist residency at Dawes Arboretum. She is exhibiting her work nationally and is represented by Hammond Harkins Galleries.  Love is actively creating new work in her studio and is involved leading a community tree planting initiative.  She continues her interdisciplinary and installation work using a variety of mediums.


Ex-Officio Members

Kate Bukoski

Director, School of Art and Design
Photo of Alice Arnold
Alice Arnold, Ph.D.

SoAD Faculty Representative
Professor, Art Education



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