Award of Merit

Since 1979 the Department has awarded the Award of Merit for outstanding contributions to the Department of Theatre & Dance and/or the University Theatre program. Recipients are selected by the department and based on the impact the contribution has made to the program. Past recipients have included donors, alumni, staff, faculty, and patrons of the theatre.

Past Recipients 
Year     Recipients
2019 Jake Dutton
2011 Paul Fellers
2009 Marilyn Heath
2008 David and Mary Kate Ambler
2007 Janice Carlisle, Family and Friends of Sean Ryan
2006 Shirley Rea (posthumously)
2005 Kip Grosshans, Steve & Barbara Mills, Janet Riley
2004 Mike Robe
2002 Andrew & Lilly Tsubaki
2001 Sally Frost Mason, Peter & Ann Thompson
1999 James Still, United States Institute for Theatre Technology
1998 Nancy Longhurst, Beth Reiff Niven
1997 Kenyon & Camilla Whitright
1996 Delbert M. Shankel, Jonell Williams (posthumously)
1995 Mark Reaney
1994 Rena Cook
1992 Charles & Sharon Kimbell, Charley & Tensie Oldfather
1991 LeWan Alexander, Gigi Gibson Bolt
1988 Lawrence L. Feth, Mabel Rice
1987 Celia Hooper
1986 Donald Hunt
1985 Buddy Rogers, Richard Schiefelbusch
1983 Jack Wright
1982 Darlene (Van Biber) Wight
1979 Richard Kelton

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