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After 40 years of teaching that includes public schools at all levels, and service as longtime Adjunct Faculty in art education and Intern Coordinator at the University of Central Florida, Nan Williams continues to promote arts education. Graduate work at Eastman School of Music, many years as a university scenic designer, the teaching of music, theatre, art and humanities, and service in arts organizations, all represent lifelong arts advocacy. She is a former President of the Florida Art Education Association, member of the National Art Education Education Board of Directors, and is a frequent conference presenter and writer for curriculum and advocacy publications. Among other awards, she received the National Emeritus Art Educator, National Elementary Art Educator and Southeastern Art Educator awards from NAEA, and the Career Service Award and Florida Art Teacher of the Year from FAEA, For UCF, the Nan Parker Williams Scholarship was endowed by former student Gordon Goede.