Copyright © StoneGate Arts & Education Center.
All rights reserved.

BEDFORD – The Board of Directors of the StoneGate Arts & Education Center conducted a special session Dec. 29, 2020 to pay tribute to retiring Executive Director Gene McCracken.
The Board recognized McCracken’s leadership and dedication to the Center’s mission and wished him well as he retires at the end of December. Jamie Blackwell, StoneGate Board President, presented McCracken with a plaque honoring his years of service.
“The Board would like to thank Gene for establishing a firm foundation that we can build upon for the future,” Blackwell said. “Gene has been instrumental in StoneGate’s establishment in the original building and now the transition to our new downtown facility.”
McCracken has served as the Executive Director since the Center’s inception and has been instrumental in establishing educational partnerships that continue to serve the community.
“My whole life has been about education and making life better for kids,” McCracken stated. “It’s been a great pleasure serving and we look forward to retirement and traveling as soon as possible.”

Gene McCracken

BEDFORD – StoneGate Arts & Education Center retiring Executive Director Gene McCracken was honored Dec. 29, 2020 by the StoneGate’s board of directors with a plaque recognizing his years of service to StoneGate and to education.

The Heart & Future of the Region

Opening the door to lifelong learning

(812) 279-8126 • 931 15th. St.
bedford, IN 47421 us

StoneGate board honors retiring director Gene McCracken

StoneGate Center Hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

StoneGate Arts & Education Center