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More than anything, it is the people that make the APAP community. This online space is a place where we can celebrate and reflect on our colleagues who are no longer with us. 

APAP members are invited to submit a tribute here. Please allow up to one week for your tribute to appear.

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Kenneth C. Beachler

October 11, 1935June 6, 2023

As director of the Lecture-Concert Series at MSU during the 1970s, Ken was instrumental in the planning and fundraising of the university's first true performing arts center.

Mary Beth (Elizabeth) Treen

September 11, 1930January 21, 2023

Longtime APAP member David Rowell shares a tribute of his friend, the inimitable arts leader. Where does one start when talking about a legend, a force of nature, a GOAT, and a great lady? Well, let’s start at the beginning… [continue reading]

Halsey M. North

February 15, 1947September 17, 2022

Halsey was the first person in the United States to receive an MBA in Performing Arts Management and an early proponent of utilizing the arts to strengthen community economic development and cultural equity. ... [continue reading]

Lou Hockett

August 18, 1945January 15, 2023

Lou Hockett was born in Newport, Oregon on August 18, 1945 He grew up in the northwest and attended George Fox University, a Quaker College. After school and various jobs which included singing in a traveling group and working on an oil rig in the Gulf, Lou came to Atlanta.
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