Jean (McLaughlin) Satterly artist, educator, illustrator

BA in Art, 1968

A 1968 graduate of UNL with a major in art and a minor in zoology, Jean has been a certified teacher of visual arts for more than 35 years.

During that time, she has also been a professional artist and contributor to the central Nebraska arts scene. She has taught at many levels, including elementary school, junior high and high school. She retired in 2003 as art teacher at Grand Island Central Catholic High School.

Since retirement, she has been involved in many community art and educational projects, and has been recognized for her talents and contributions to the arts. She won "Best of Show" from the judges in March 2004 in the local watercolor competition for her piece, "Tempest," a painting that depicted a stormy Nebraska landscape. In November 2004, she illustrated a children's book, "Gus the Gorilla." She became a full participating member of the Prairie Winds Art Center in downtown Grand Island in July 2004.