Julie A Struck
- Program Director, AmeriCorps KY READY Corps
- MFA, Northern Illinois University
- Department: Justice and Safety
- Office: Stratton 211
- Mailing Address: Stratton 250A
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 859-622-3525
- Office Hours: by appointment
- Web Page: WarriorWoman Productions
- Expert Areas: Service and Volunteerism, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Higher Education
Julie Struck is a veteran art educator, servant leader and creative/art activist with over twenty years of teaching experience in higher education, and the associated array of skills and accomplishments. As a non-traditional, first generation college student she earned BFA and MFA degrees in studio art at Northern Illinois University, but her professional and creative work has always touched upon and explored anything that illustrates her interest in dissolving boundaries and celebrating connections between art, graphic design and other disciplines. She also has a special interest in the vulnerable populations that KY READY Corps serves, stemming from her volunteerism and efforts to bring art as an empowerment tool to marginalized individuals including elders, at-risk youth and the homeless via innovative, collaborative, economic empowerment and public art projects that build awareness as well as connections between these groups and and their communities. See slide shows of these projects on her personal website: http://warriorwoman-productions.com.
Julie Struck's involvement in AmeriCorps began with Senior Connection in Henderson, Kentucky (2014-2015), then capacity building and sustainability work with nonprofits via an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader/Program Development position at Berea College (2016-2017). Her passion for service continues in her position as Program Director for EKU's only AmeriCorps program, KY READY Corps. Other current projects include ArtVention, an annual visual art based experience for survivors of suicide and suicide bereaved, supported by the Psychology Department at EKU, and her annual summer involvement in an art-based special interest program for Upward Bound.