Heard on Campus: Beverly McIver

"I hope, I hope, I pray that whatever you do, whatever it is that you love, in life, I hope that you can have the courage to reach out and get it, and do it, and make your life rich. I hope that you can feel worthy."

--Artist Beverly McIver, Suntrust Endowed Chair Professor of Art at North Carolina Central University, speaking on April 19 about her lifelong journey as an artist and the challenges she faced with feeling worthy of her artistic success. McIver's intensely personal paintings examine racial, gender, social and occupational identities.

McIver was the ninth and final speaker in the 2012-13 Penn State Speaker Forum Series, held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at University Park.

Last Updated April 26, 2013