Avoca board hires new Events & Volunteer Coordinator at museum

The Avoca Museum Board of Directors unanimously approved Seisha Scott Cunningham as Avoca’s new, part-time Events & Volunteer Coordinator. Michael Hudson, Executive Director of the Avoca Museum and Historical Society, said, “Everyone realized her value. She will continue to grow the Events Department and continue to build on our existing success.” Cunningham graduated in the Class of 2016 at Randolph College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business with a double minor in Multimedia Journalism and Human Services. She completed six internships during her studies at Randolph. One of them was in London, England at the National Gallery.

A Randolph College News article describes the relationship between the two organizations: “The partnership with the National Gallery is the first of its kind for any U.S. educational institution and was developed in 2014 as part of the sale of the George Bellows painting, Men of the Docks. In addition to the internship program, the partnership includes annual visits and lectures on Randolph’s campus from high-level National Gallery staff members.” 

In 2015 Seisha Scott Cunningham became the first intern at the National Gallery. Her title was Events and Development Intern, and she reported to five supervisors including Director Nicholas Penny, who was knighted by the Queen while Cunningham was in England, becoming Sir Nicholas Penny. The internship program through Randolph College and the National Gallery continues on.

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