Warm congratulations to Puerto Rican artist Pepón Osorio. The White House released the news that President Barack Obama intends to nominate him for a position at the National Council for the Arts (NCA). His nomination is pending confirmation by the Senate. Regarding the nominees, President Obama said, “I am confident that these experienced and hardworking individuals will help us tackle the important challenges facing America, and I am grateful for their service. I look forward to working with them.” Professor Osorio will continue his teaching and creative work at Tyler while serving on the NCA.