California College of the Arts (CCA) awarded an honorary doctorate degree to artist and scholar Deborah Willis, who serves on Civitella’s Board of Directors, and her son, visual artist and CCA alum Hank Willis Thomas

David C. Howse, president of CCA said: “We are honored to welcome Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas to speak at our 117th Commencement Ceremony. Both luminaries in the art world, Deborah and Hank signify the transformative power of art to challenge, inspire, and unite. Their words of encouragement will be a great inspiration to this next generation of artists as they venture into the world to pursue their passions as creative professionals.”

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