|Lyle E. and Harriet Morse
We wish to honor Deanna Morse by including her name in the Plaza of Heroines at Carrie Chapman Catt Hall at Iowa State University. We were pleased that Deanna chose to attend Iowa State University, following in her father's footsteps as an Alum (EE '44). Deanna graduated in 1972 receiving her B.S. in Telecommunicative Arts and Distributed Studies. Her interest in Animated Films continued during her employment by WGBH, Boston, the South Carolina Arts Commission, and Regis College in Denver. For the past 15 years she has been a member of the faculty at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she has attained the status of Professor of Communications and Video, and has received numerous awards for excellence, including a Distinguished Faculty Award for the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities. In addition to her education at Iowa State University, she holds two Masters Degrees including an MFA in Art and Technology: Computer Animation, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Deanna is an accomplished Animator having produced many animated short films. Her work is represented in numerous international collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She has also produced animated work for such eminent children's programs as Sesame Street and Romper Room.
Deanna has been active in many Professional organizations having served on the Board of "Association of Film and Videomakers", President of the Midwest Chapter of ASIFA, the International Animators Society, and served as Chair of the Art and Design Show at the 1994 SIGGRAPH Conference. In 1995, she was honored by Iowa State University by being awarded the Citation of Merit by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Deanna is a credit to her Profession, to Grand Valley State University, to Iowa State University, to her community, and most of all, to her family and friends.
Both her Mother and Father are extremely pleased and proud to honor Deanna in the Plaza of Heroines.
Submitted on 6/13/95