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Model Ram for October - Janette Sloper

September 22, 2017

Please give us a little bit of your background, your hobbies, what you like to do you in your spare time, etc.  I pursue many artistic interests in my spare time, mostly by creating pottery and various ceramic pieces. I believe it is important to give back to my community and I do that through membership in Kiwanis. Kiwanis is a civic organization focused on improving the lives of children.


What is your current occupation? I am a jewelry designer with Kolls Diamond and Design, the business to which I sold my jewelry company last year after having operated it successfully for over twenty years.


While at ASU were you involved in any organizations or teams and what was your role? Yes, I was a charter member of Kappa Pi, the artist’s fraternity.

In what ways did ASU help you to achieve your goals after graduation? The education, relationships and experiences I gained while at ASU all worked together to influence my decision making.


What skills did you take away from ASU? In many of the classes that made up my degree were little gems of information that I was able to take and apply directly in my career as an artist and a businesswoman.


Were there any faculty or staff that made a difference for you during your time at ASU?  As an older, or “nontraditional”, student I was in a position to create friendships with several of my instructors that I still value as essential to who I am.

What is one of your fondest memories of ASU? Student art shows and the validation they provided that I was on the correct path.


Can you please provide a quote about your experience at ASU/what ASU means to you? ASU gave me an open door to the rest of my life.