Wayne Conyers, McPherson College Art Professor, named outstanding Art Educator – Higher Education for 2016-2017. Conyers was nominated by Shawny Montgomery who is an art educator and president of the KAEA. Conyers received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting at Fort Hays State University and started his career teaching high school art for 10 years. After Baldwin, he came to McPherson College and is now in his 33rd year of being an “artist who has chosen to teach” at MC, with 19 of those as department chair. His instruction has been primarily focused on ceramics and painting.