Karen Rechnitzer Pope ā€™70, Pā€™04

Lloyd E. Worner Award

The 2021 Worner Award recipient is Karen Rechnitzer Pope ’70 P’04. Karen is an art historian who joined the faculty of the Allbritton Art Institute at Baylor University in 2000 and retired in 2015 after influencing many undergraduates in the classroom and on field trips abroad. She was a Boettcher Scholar at Colorado College and earned her BA magna cum laude in art, her MA in art history from Ohio State University in 1973, and a PhD in art history from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981.

In 1995, she developed Art inSight, Inc., Adventures in Art History, to share her passion for art history with adults through study tours and visits to important art sites and museums in the United States and abroad. Her publications include study guides, exhibition catalog essays, and a book, "Homage to the Creative Spirit: Paintings by Jenness Cortez." Karen has demonstrated her dedication to the college in multiple ways including representing CC at local high-school fairs, hosting dinners for newly admitted students, serving as an alumni volunteer, and serving a six year term on the board of trustees as an elected alumni trustee from 2010 to 2016. She has endowed a scholarship in art history to assist students with deep financial need so that they can have the freedom to focus on the richness of a liberal arts education, which was the opportunity she had as a CC student. Karen continues to be an advocate for the liberal arts and an ambassador for CC.

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