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Art history educator

Susanna Shelly Hennum, Chilean, American Art history educator. Recipient Commendation, Association Students Clark College Board Commissioners, 1983.


Hennum, Susanna Shelly was born on January 14, 1928 in Iquique, Chile. Came to the United States, 1935. Daughter of William A. and Geneva E. (Lewis) Shelly.


Bachelor, DePauw University, 1950;Master of Arts, Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1970.


Registrar, curatorial assistant to director, Wichita Art Museum, 1970-1974;instructor art history and women's studies, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington, 1977-1989;director index gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington, 1980-1981;instructor art history, Marylhurst (Oregon) College, since 1988. Lecturer art history Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas, 1970, Wichita StateU., 1969-1970. Docent Portland Art Museum, since 1989.


Member mayor's committee Pick Out Art for City Hall, Vancouver, 1985. Member women's committee Reed College, Portland, 1983-1987. Arts panel moderator Evergreen State College, Vancouver, 1980.

Docent trainer Nihonga Art Exhibit, Vancouver, 1985-1986. Board directors Columbia Business Commission for the Arts, Vancouver, 1983-1986. Member American Association of University Women (president Vancouver branch 1983-1985, Grantee 1985).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: spinning, sewing, travel, reading, weaving.


Married Paul R. Hennum, May 15, 1955. Children: Ruth Eileen Hennum Fowler, Eric Lawrence.

William A. Shelly

Geneva E. (Lewis) Shelly

Paul R. Hennum

Ruth Eileen Hennum Fowler Hennum

Eric Lawrence Hennum