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SCAD gets celebrity guest faculty roster during Covid-19 closure


The Savannah College of Art and Design is betting that a line up of celebrity writers, fashion leaders and producers will keep its students engaged this quarter since the campus, like thousands of others, has been forced into online learning by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Carson Kressley (RuPaul’s Drag Race judge, original Queer Eye cast member), J. “Miss J” Alexander (America’s Next Top Model mentor) and Morgan Neville (writer/producer Won’t You Be my Neighbor) and Ane Crabtree (costume designer for The Handmaid’s Tale), are among those scheduled to make appearances, virtually, according to the college. The series of classroom chats and drop-ins, called “Guests and Gusto,” will run for 10 weeks.

“We bring the greats to them while they’re students, and after graduation, alumni capitalize on our university’s well-established friendships,” said Paula Wallace, SCAD president, in a statement. “Guest educators join with our renowned faculty to give students insider tips relevant to all the professions we teach.”