Jane Nodine, professor of art at the University of South Carolina Upstate, received the Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement at the annual Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) held in October 2012 on the campus of Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. The award is intended to recognize, encourage, and reward individuals who have been particularly successful in their creative work as demonstrated through regional, national or international exhibitions or presentations.
Founded in 1942 as a regional conference, today SECAC is a national non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of visual art education, history, theory, design, and studio practice in higher education through facilitating cooperation among teachers and administrators in universities, colleges, professional institutions and the communities served by their institutions.
SECAC has an annual awards program to recognize exemplary work in the visual arts in higher education. Nominations are accepted and reviewed by a diverse panel of SECAC members, and awards are announced at the annual SECAC meeting.