Ladies' Legacy Banquet
Title: Ladies’ Legacy Banquet
Date: March 23rd
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Union Ballrooms
Event Description: The Eighth Annual Ladies' Legacy Banquet is the celebration of the amazing female students, faculty, staff, and alumni at Florida State University. The event includes dinner, awards, keynote speaker, and live music. Cocktail attire is encouraged.
The keynote speaker: Audra Pittman
Recognized as one of Florida Trend Magazine’s People to Know in Tallahassee and Leon County, also selected as one of the Tallahassee Democrat’s 25 Women You Need to Know, Audra Pittman, Ph.D. has served for over 20 years in the arts, education and business communities. Recently she was featured on both the covers of Tallahassee Magazine and Tallahassee Woman Magazine for her efforts in the arts and as a co-host of the television show AM Break with Ann & Audra on Fox 49. The Girl Scouts of the Panhandle presented her with a distinguished award for service in the Arts.
Currently Audra serves as the Executive Director for the Council on Culture & Arts. This umbrella organization serves as a clearinghouse for arts and culture in Tallahassee and the Big Bend region. Previously she served as the Chair for the Department of Professional Education at the Savannah College of Art & Design where she helped accredit and facilitate the university’s first online teacher certification program for Art & Drama concentrations. She has volunteered and served on the board for numerous organizations including but not limited to; Boys Town North Florida, Thomasville Center for the Arts, and United Way of the Big Bend. She also currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Fine Arts and Florida State University.
Audra’s entrepreneurial spirit is cultivated in her business “Suite P Creative Studio” where she commissions art pieces and hosts pinterest style Art parties for private groups. Dr. Pittman earned a bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She completed her graduate studies at the Florida State University with a Ph.D. in Arts Administration and Art Education.