Paula Ulmer Named 2018 Arts Sweetheart

Arts and Entertainment

January 30, 2018

From: Creative 360

Midland, Mich. – The community is invited to Creative 360’s 2018 Arts Sweetheart luncheon in honor of this year’s sweetheart, Paula Ulmer. The event takes place on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and includes lunch catered by NADA. Cost is $30. Pre-register by calling 989-837-1885 no later than Thursday, February 8. Space is limited.

Each year, Creative 360 honors a Great Lakes Bay Region arts advocate who has made significant contributions through exceptional vision, leadership and commitment to the arts. This year’s honoree, Paula (******) Ulmer was born, educated, married, and raised her family in Midland. She attended Michigan State University, Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing, Northwood University, and received her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University.

Ulmer began her career at Northwood University in the 60s, and also wrote several articles and reviews for area newspapers. She was an advertising copywriter; a radio and TV producer with her own show; and has performed in theatrical productions, choral concerts and so much more. Paula teaches at Northwood University. She is active in many clubs and organizations and serves on multiple boards in Midland.

Previous Arts Sweethearts include Dorothy Yates, Ginny Morrison, Barbara Prince-Sovereen, Sally Moss, Judy Rapanos, Nancy Barker, Janet I. Martineau, Ruby Iwamasa, Patty Shaheen, Dick and Donna Dolinsky, Ruth and Etcyl Blair, Eugene Yehle, Alice Ralston, and Gerry Hath.

The Arts Sweetheart luncheon is a part of Creative 360’s innovative Yes We Can! program. This innovative program was designed five years ago to recognize and honor the contributions of people who are 80 and over in a way that respects their knowledge and taps into their legacy of creativity. The Yes We Can! program gives people of all ages ongoing opportunities to engage with, and learn from, this dynamic group of senior presenters. Thanks to The Barstow Foundation, NADA Northwood University, and Space Studios for their generous sponsorship of this year’s Yes We Can! program.

For more information about Yes We Can!, go to Creative 360’s website at or call 989-837-1885. If you know of someone who is (or will soon be) 80 or above and should be considered as part of future Yes We Can! programs, please contact Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 or by email at