Elizabeth Long Alumni Profile
- Graduation Year: 2016
- Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Art History (music minor)
A 2016 UE graduate, Elizabeth Long is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and holds an internship as Artist/Community Relations Coordinator at Radiant Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Having completed her M.A. in Art History at the University of Kansas in 2018, she entered the program at CMU to build on the arts management experience she gained as a fellow at Mid-America Arts Alliance in Kansas City and transition into the development and marketing aspects of arts organizations.
Several factors influenced Elizabeth’s decision to join the Honors Program while at UE. She explains, “I enjoyed the challenge of honors and AP classes and wanted that to continue at UE. I was also excited about the opportunity to develop a research project of my choosing independent from my classes. Additionally, the community aspect was appealing because it provided opportunities to meet students from all over campus.”
Elizabeth recalls having great experiences in honors classes at UE. For example, “Dr. Gahan’s First Year Seminar on Irish literature was one of my favorite classes at UE. The content of the class was fascinating, the students formed a cohesive group, and we always had great discussions. Dr. Gahan is an engaging and supportive professor who strongly encouraged critical thinking.” She also benefitted from the honors section of British Studies while studying at Harlaxton. “The high expectations of Dr. Green pushed me to a level I may not have reached otherwise. Under his guidance my writing and research skills improved exponentially, and I will be forever grateful to him.”
In addition, Elizabeth enjoyed the opportunity to create her own unique experience for the honors project. “I loved the freedom to undertake a project of my choosing. I was able to combine my greatest interests, art and music, into one project that studied the relationship between Wassily Kandinsky and Arnold Schönberg which concluded with a performance of Schönberg’s Drei Klavierstücke Op. 11, No. 2.”
Upon completion of the Master of Arts Management program, Elizabeth is excited to enter the workforce and increase arts accessibility, foster community engagement, and promote arts education.