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Shepherd art teacher honored

Shepherd art teacher Mel Basham selected as a TAEA Distinguished Fellow.Shepherd art teacher Mel Basham selected as a TAEA Distinguished Fellow.SHEPHERD -- Mel Basham, Shepherd High School Art Teacher, was selected as a TAEA Distinguished Fellows.

The Texas Art Education Association establishes a category of membership in TAEA to be called Distinguished Fellows of the Texas Art Education Association. Under this program, the Association may confer the Title Fellow on members who have made long- term distinguished contributions to the work of the association and to the advancement of the profession. Fellows are expected to maintain an active membership in the Association for at least until their retirement; an active membership is beyond retirement is encouraged.

To be considered a Distinguished Fellow, one must have been an active member of TAEA for at least ten years. Those individuals nominated, however, need to demonstrate a reasonable profile of accomplishment extending across several criteria. Final acceptance will be based on: the nominee's accomplishments and significance of overall contributions to art education and the Association. No more than 2 percent of the TAEA membership may be Fellows at any one time. Being a Distinguished Fellow is the highest honor bestowed on TAEA members.