The University of Findlay Campus Compact Center for Service and Learning recently posted this article on their facebook page, featuring NB resident Erika Miklovic, who is director of the KanDu Studio, in Findlay. She was instrumental in the studio receiving over $500,000 in grant money, to be used for expansion of the program and facilities.
Campus Compact is coordinated by students, faculty, staff and community agencies who seek to nurture service activities of many types with a belief that learning through service will benefit the individual as well as the community in lasting ways.
UF Non-Profit Alumni Spotlight! Erika Miklovic, Master of Arts in Education, 2005
• What led you to the non-profit sector?
o My parents were always very civic minded and I grew up being very active in the community and doing a lot of volunteer projects. I have always viewed art as a means of communication and was excited about the prospect of helping a population who sometimes don’t have many opportunities to speak out tell their stories.
• What makes you passionate about the population you work with?
o All you have to do is walk into Kan Du or talk with one of the Kan Du Artists to see how incredible they are. Kan Du serves to show that a person can do anything they set their mind to, if given the opportunity. I feel blessed that I get to work with these artists every day and help them achieve their goals.
• Looking back on your years at UF, what is one piece of advice you would give to current UF students?
o Take advantage of all of the opportunities that the University offers. Be involved. Go to extra events. Network. The connections you make now will help you in the years to come.
• How can current Oilers connect with you as an alum?
o Stop in at Kan Du Studio and Gallery at 329 S. Main St. Findlay, OH. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
With Kan Du Studio and The University of Findlay Alumni Association