Thrilling! Actual Pratt Students and Recent Graduates Receive Keys to the House

L to R, Ariane Williams, Rudolph Strelis, Asa Maria Camert, Aika Mukhambetova, and Alexa Telano

L to R, Ariane Williams, Rudolph Strelis, Asa Maria Camert, Aika Mukhambetova, and Alexa Telano

Brooklyn, NY, February 5, 2017 -- Fall 2015, and Spring and Fall 2016 Gallery House Fellows/Delta Gamma Theta Honor Letters recipients, enthusiastically embraced their charge to further develop, manage and promote the Gallery House Fellowship Program. As part of that charge, the group literally received the keys to the House. Several are actively considering also moving into the available basement unit.  Yes, student life, involving individuals bonded through a common, challenging and skills-building experience, is returning to 272 Clinton Ave. The group's commitment is to make the Gallery House Fellowship opportunity available for current and successive generations of Pratt students. The charge was communicated to the group by Gil Gerald, President. For this Spring Semester the Task Force is being asked to be accountable for: 1) developing a marketing plan to recruit and engage undergraduate students; 2) developing written criteria for selecting Gallery House Fellowship Program participants; 3) managing the relationship of the program with the academic community at Pratt;  4) developing a training curriculum based on the experience of the past three semesters; and 5) coordinating the next DGT Annual Alumni Program Exhibit. Having accomplished these tasks, the Gallery House Program will resume in the Fall Semester of this year. The handing out of keys to the House had practical repercussions in terms of providing the group the freedom to organize their own meeting schedule and begin using the facility for the program. However, the handing out of keys was also a symbolic moment attesting to the success of efforts to continue the DGT experience and values for another generation and a new era.