Students Gain CMU Performance Honors
Music and theatre arts students at Central Methodist University took center stage this past Sunday (April 29) at a banquet honoring their achievements during 2011-12.
Twenty-four students were recognized at the celebration, according to Dr. Barbara Hamel, chair of the CMU fine and performing arts division. Six received multiple honors.
Jamie Delcour, senior music education major from Mountain Grove, was honored with three different music awards: The Hickman Award, The Dane Nelson Memorial Award, and The Sigma Alpha Iota Collegiate Honor Award.
Jordan Brennan, senior theatre arts major from Marshall, collected the Dr. Joseph Geist Award in Performing Arts, and the Best Male Actor in a Leading Role award for Gary Essendine in "Present Laughter."
Pearse Hutson, senior music education major from Boonville, took home the Dane Nelson Memorial Award, and the Raney Winter National Association for Music Educators Collegiate Award.
Khobic Johnson, senior music education major from Fayette, received two music awards: the American Choral Directors Association National Student Choral Musician Award, and the Phi Mu Alpha Collegiate Honor Award.
Ann Marie Pelley, a freshman pre-education major from Saint Peters, was presented with the Swinney Music Conservatory Outstanding Freshman Award, and the Highest Grade Point Average Award.
Josh Kirby, senior theatre arts major from Armstrong, received the Martin E. Kooi Excellence in Theatre Arts Award, and the Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role award for Owen Musser in "The Foreigner."
Others honored at the event included:
Lakyn Baker, junior music education major from Fayette, the Martin C. Harrall Award; Cal Bergthold, junior music education major from Perry, the R. Paul Dummond Memorial Award; KaeLeigh Brown, junior theatre arts major from Marshall, Best Female Actor in a Leading Role for Blanche Dubois in "A Streetcar Named Desire";
Jonathan Daniels, senior music education major from Wooldridge, the Missouri Teachers National Association Student Achievement Recognition Award; Dakota Gladbach, senior music education major from Brookfield, theatre arts' Phoenix Award for Most Improved Performer;
Donald Heaton, senior music education major from Chillicothe, the W.D. Settle Award; Kelsey Jeffries, senior theatre arts major from Moberly, theatre arts' Most Versatile Player award; Kate Kellner, junior English major from Strafford, Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Marvalyn and Hope in "Almost, Maine";
Samuel Lucas, senior music education major from Clinton, the Phi Mu Alpha Scholastic Award; Brett Marriott, senior philosophy major from Chula, theatre arts' Shop Superstar award; Daniel Primm, seniorhistorymajor from Coppell, Texas, theatre arts' Secret Weapon award;
Rebecca Shroyer, junior music education major from Boonville, the Nancy Thompson Jones Gem Award; Amber Strubberg, senior mathematics major from Linn, the Sigma Alpha Iota Scholastic Award; Hannah Swoboda, senior music education major from Jonesburg, the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs-Centennial Convention Voice Award;
Derek Volkmann, senior music education major from Franklin, the Luther T. Spayde Instrumental Award; Kelsey Vollmer, freshman pre-nursing major from Pilot Grove, Best Assistant Director/Stage Manager Award for "Present Laughter"; and Joslyn West, junior music education major from Macon, the Helen Puckett Thogmorton Award for Excellence in Music.
Founded in 1854, Central Methodist programs range from undergraduate and graduate studies to high-school dual credit offerings. Serving more than 5,000 students on its historic main campus in Fayette, through collaborative programs at locations across Missouri, and online, the CMU mission emphasizes academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility.
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