HPU Theatre Students Honored

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 27, 2009 – Some High Point University theatre students have been honored recently, thanks to outstanding theatre performances over the past year.
“The Water Engine” was recognized for three outstanding student performances. HPU students recognized were Lindsay Beltrame, Megan Santiago and Sharisse Saunders.
“Almost, Maine” was recognized as an honorable mention production, which means it was one of the top eight productions in the nine-state southeast region. Three outstanding HPU student performances were recognized for this production as well – Nathan Ruffin, Luke Mullinax and Sean Scurlock.
“The Robber Bridegroom” was recognized for outstanding HPU student performances by Cody Russell and Eliza Walmsley, and Matti Jane Dickenson was recognized for outstanding stage management.
The honored students will compete in the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, to be held Feb. 3-8 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, for theatrical scholarships, fellowships and awards.
“As a faculty, we’re immensely proud of these students’ work and are happy to see their progress noticed and rewarded,” says Jay Putnam, assistant professor of theatre. “They’ve been diligently working on extensive scene presentations in preparation for this competition and we look forward to seeing what they can do. Whatever the result, we believe that this experience will be beneficial as they continue their work in the HPU Theatre program.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
  Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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