Laguna College of Art & Design will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, and the college is already abuzz about its many accomplishments and plans for an even brighter future.
During a well-attended President's Circle breakfast on Sept. 29 at the Hotel Laguna, college President Dennis Powers outlined some impressive achievements.
The college is in the "top three" nationally for its figurative and representational drawing and painting program, Powers said.
Moreover, the college is boasting what may be its largest student population ever — 426 full-time students. The student body has been growing by leaps and bounds for several years, even in a lackluster economy, with a whopping 13% increase in enrollment in 2010 over the previous year, and in 2009, growth tallied 7%, an uptick after an average of 5% annual growth year-over-year.