Fine Arts

Fine Arts Hall of Fame


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The Southwestern Fine Arts Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to honor alumni who have excelled and obtained significant success in their chosen field of Fine Arts or Fine Arts Education, and former faculty who have made significant contributions to the Fine Arts at Southwestern College.  Additionally, a service award was established to honor those who have made significant contributions to the Southwestern College Fine Arts.

This hall of fame has been underwritten by the Jenkins Endowment which was created and funded by Mr. Charles Kopke, SC class of 1944.  The endowment is in honor of twenty years of fundraising service by Mr. Ronnie Jenkins, whose role included a special focus on the arts at Southwestern College.  Mr. Jenkins retired in 2013 and a plaque for the Jenkins Endowment was added to the Fine Arts Hall of Fame in Darbeth Lobby to commemorate his role.

For more information on the fine arts at Southwestern College, please refer to the appropriate webpage:  music  or  theatre arts.

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2024 Fine Arts Hall of Fame


  • Roberta (Gilger) Banks `72
  • Roxy (Clark) Callison `69/`91

2024 Inductees

Robbie BanksRobbie (Gilger) Banks ‘72 graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education and certificates in voice and piano pedagogy. After teaching vocal/instrumental music K-12 in Dexter for four years, she became co-owner of Cunningham Music serving as clinician/ mentor to many fledgling teachers for twenty-five years.  An active church musician, she served on the board of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. She also was KASTA historian and hosted KSHSAA Large Group Festival for ten years. As director of Winfield’s orchestras, grades 5-12, enrollment increased from 140-250 and the Winfield High School orchestra was the first group invited to open a State Senate Session. After retirement, she conducted the Salina Junior Youth Symphony and maintains a large private studio in her home, and continues giving lessons to her students.

Roxy CallisonRoxy Ellen Clark Callison BA '69, MLA '91, came to Southwestern on a music scholarship in the fall of 1965. By the fall of 1966, she was not only a member of A Capella Choir, orchestra, band and a full member of Campus Players, but had eloped with Norman Callison, Southwestern's Instructor of Theatre as well. She has been formally and informally involved with the arts at SC and in the community (and beyond) through performance and teaching capacities ever since. Co-founder of Horsefeathers and Applesauce Summer Dinner Theatre, "she is a contagious personality, articulate and caring, who supports and encourages children to grow and be more, without diminishing their uniqueness or self-esteem", as is evident in her proudest accomplishment: daughters Amanda, Jessica and Aggie.


Candidates for induction into the Southwestern College Fine Arts Hall of Fame will be considered for induction based on their achievements, professionalism, and character.  A significant achievement is one in which the exceptional skills and abilities of the candidate are exemplified. Candidates must be alumni of Southwestern College, former faculty or persons who have made significant contributions to Fine Arts at Southwestern College.


Nominations will be received from alumni and friends of the college.  In order for a nomination to be formally accepted, a completed nomination form must be submitted to the nominations committee along with two letters of recommendation (not from the nominator). Nominations will be sought via college publications, electronic means, and special communications.  Once an individual is formally nominated, that name will remain eligible for selection for induction for 5 years.  After that time has passed, the individual must be formally nominated again to be considered for selection.  The nomination pool will be managed and maintained by the alumni department.

Fine Arts Hall of Fame Nomination Form


The selection of inductees will be made by the selection committee of the college.  The Fine Arts Hall of Fame selection committee will consist of up to three faculty (current and/or emeritus) from the Division of Performing Arts, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Alumni Programs, and up to three alumni with Fine Arts degrees.  The alumni will serve on the committee for a term of two years.  All other members serve by position.

Number of Inductees

The number of inductees for the inaugural year will be a minimum of seven and a maximum of ten.  The award may be given posthumously. After the inaugural year of the Southwestern College Fine Arts Hall of Fame, the maximum number of inductees per year will be three, one of which can be the service award.  A maximum of one posthumous inductee is allowed per year.

Fine Arts Hall of Fame Members

2024 Inductees
Roberta (Gilger) Banks `72
Roxy (Clark) Callison `69/`91

2023 Inductees
William Christie ‘74
Roger ’70 & Allyson ’76 Moon
Tim Shook

2022 Inductees
Frieda Lindburg '70
Misty Maynard '75
Tom* '59 and Mari '60 (Waite) Wallrabenstein

2019 Inductees
Dr. James Leland
George Jason Johnston ’69
Virginia (Stubbs) Spray ’33

2018 Inductees
Dr. Stephen C. Anderson '67
Miss Grace Raymond 1897

2017 Inductees
Arthur Sinclair Covey 1899
Woodrow J. Hodges '65
Don Phillip Gibson '61

2016 Inductees
Scott I. Hartley '97
Timothy A. Myers '00
Brandon Q. Smith '98

2015 Inductees
Michael R. Brummett '79
Terry L. McGonigle '73
Madeline J. (Magnusson) Norland '83

2014 Inductees
George M. Cole '63
Loren B. Crawford '34
Ronald K. Curfman '64

2013 Inductees
Kenneth A. Forsyth '61
Leora K. (Martin) Kline '66
Lou (Edwards) Tharp

2012 Inductees
Orcenith S. Smith
James H. "Jim" Strand
Jerry D. Thomas '81

2011 Inductees
L. Dean Angeles '67
F. Joe Sims '51
Gordon E. Young '49

2010 Inductees
Dennis P. Akin (art professor at SC from 1958-1967)
Norman D. Callison '63
Gayle C. McMillen '71

2009 Inductees 
E. Marie Burdette '29, '32
Earl W. Dungan '40
Mildred (Demaree) Erhart '41
Helen Graham '19
Lauren Kilmer
David C. McGuire '47
Grace Sellers '27
Ross O. Williams '35

Past Inductions

2022 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 23, 2022

2022 Halls of Fame Photos

2019 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 13, 2019

2018 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 14, 2018

2017 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Induction Photos


2017 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Video

2016 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Video

2016 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Photos


2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2014 TOMARI Theatrical Arts and Technologies Center Dedication

2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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