Broderick Adé Hogue Memorial Scholarship Award

Honor the legacy of our friend and alum Broderick Adé Hogue by supporting future students through a scholarship award in his name. To date, $35,800 has been raised from 151 gifts.

Goal Met, Ade' Legacy Film

October 04, 2022

I'm elated to announce that we not only met our goal of fully funding the Broderick Ade' Hogue Memorial Scholarship Award at $25,000 but your generosity has now pushed the fund over $26,000. This means we are able to award the first scholarship as soon as fall 2023. Ade's memory, creativity, and inspiration will now live on in perpetuity through the next generation of young artists at UNC Charlotte.

You can also now view the special film dedicated to the life of Ade' called, Finding Go: The Legacy of Ade' Hogue from Converge Media

Finding Go is a film documenting the life and legacy of Broderick Adé Hogue. An art director, designer, and letterer, Hogue’s influence was felt in many spheres across the country and even around the world. 

One of Hogue’s crowning achievements was creating the lettering for Our Commitment, a specially-designed 737 commissioned by Alaska Airlines in partnership with the United Negro College Fund to showcase their commitment to racial equality and education. By the time of Hogue’s death in the fall of 2021, he had impacted countless individuals through his presence and work. He is described as a true friend, an outgoing soul, and someone with an energy that made people want to be around him. 

This film chronicles his life from his early years in Asheville, NC, his college days at UNC Charlotte, and his eventual move to Chicago as his development into one of the best hand letterers of his generation.

Exhibit Reception

September 09, 2022

It was a beautiful evening last Thursday celebrating a life well-lived but cut short, and fulfilling to witness Adé's impact on so many people. 

Credit to those in the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture program who led this effort. Over 250 faculty, staff, students, and friends enjoyed how Adé's legacy intertwined with the Roderick MacKillop Memorial Bi-Annual Alumni Arts exhibition, which included alumni artists Elizabeth Arzani (2012), and Holly Keogh (2014). More information on the exhibit can be found here and a full photo gallery from the event can be found here.

Thank you again for your support. We are less than $1,500 away from reaching our endowment goal of $25,000.

Begins August 22: Beauty in the Struggle: Celebrating the Life & Works of Broderick Adé Hogue

August 05, 2022

Beauty in the Struggle:
Celebrating the Life & Works of Broderick Adé Hogue

Rowe Gallery: August 22 – September 9, 2022

Celebration: Thursday, September 1

5:00 – 6:00 pm: Lecture by Sarah Elizabeth Lewis (Rowe 130)

6:00 pm: Screening of Adé Hogue Documentary* (Rowe 130)

6:30 – 8:00 pm: Celebration (Rowe Lobby)

Seats Are Limited!

·      Register Here

Also, that Evening: The Roderick MacKillop Memorial Bi-Annual Alumni Exhibition will feature Elizabeth Arzani and Holly Keogh (Main Gallery) as well as Paintings by Roderick MacKillop (Side Gallery)


More Information

·      About the Exhibits

·      About the Lecture


*Big THANK YOU to Converge Media, LLC. and Alaska Airlines!


David Brodeur

Save the Date

June 27, 2022

Thank you for your gift to honor Adé Hogue. He was quite an artist, personality, student, and friend. He left an imprint on the Art program and the University.  

We are going to honor him and his works August 15- September 9, with the Adé Hogue Memorial Exhibition, which will feature his works in the Upper Rowe Gallery of the Rowe Arts Building at UNC Charlotte. 

The College of Arts + Architecture will host a reception event in Rowe Arts on September 1 coinciding with Convocation, and guest speaker Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, a renowned historian in the Department of Art and Art History and African and African-American Studies at Harvard University. 

Hope to see you there.

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