SU:VPA Convocation | Carrier Dome

The Department of Drama recognizes the outstanding achievements of its students by presenting awards in the spring at the conclusion of the academic year.

2016 Awards and Recipients

Josephine Abady Prize for Directing

For a student selected as best play director of the year
Sophia Burnham

Ilene Lehrer Gottfried Prize

For the most outstanding graduating senior female actress
Olamide Candide-Johnson

Sawyer Falk Award

For a male and female student majoring in drama
Hyrum Judkins
Kyle Scanlon

Friar's Award

For a student in drama, music, or musical theater
Kathryn Bailey
Ana Marcu
Alexandra Reich
Charity Van Tassel

Edward G. Greer Prize

For classical acting
Erin Walsh

Becci Ingram Memorial Award

For success in all areas of training: acting, singing, and dancing
Ana Marcu

Julian M. Kaufman Award

For excellence in the field of acting and/or directing
Daniel Chavarriaga
Olivia Hayhurst


For positive spirit force
Jonathan Paul Roby

Marcia Mohr Award

For outstanding female students in dramatic art
Kathryn Bailey
Delphi Borich
Kathleen Kennedy
Carmen Quinones

Gerard Moses Award

For an outstanding student in drama
Meredith Bechtel
Jonathan Paul Roby

Jerry Gershman Award

For an outstanding comedic actor
Melissa Beaird

Arthur Storch Award

For artistic growth
Stephen Gordon
Connor Saccal

Arthur Storch Award

For design technical theater
Hyrum Judkins