Cameron University Department of Theatre Arts celebrates student achievement with awards ceremony

Cameron University’s Department of Theatre Arts recently wrapped up its 2014-15 season, “A Year of Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities!” with an award ceremony celebrating student accomplishment.

Dylan Bittner, Lawton, was recognized for Outstanding Contribution by a Major, and Kelsey Hood, Oklahoma City, received the award for Outstanding Contribution by a Non-Major for her work on all four of the department’s productions.

Mark Branson, Lawton, was recognized with the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.

Outstanding Achievement in Acting Awards were presented to Branson, who played Leo in “Leading Ladies”; Bittner, for his portrayal of H.C. Curry in “110 In the Shade”; Clinton Blackwell Jr., Oklahoma City, for the role of Jack Prudhoe in “Dark River”; and Byron Phillips, Elgin, for his portrayal of Professor Keven Maloney in “The Heretic.”

Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards were presented to Bittner, Lawton, for Costume Design – “Leading Ladies” and Stage Management – “Dark River”;  Oluwatobi Banto, Lagos, Nigeria, for Stage Management – “110 In the Shade”; and Ramsey Rousseau, Lawton, for Sound Design – “The Heretic.”

Blackwell, Branson and Samantha Eddy, Sterling, were named McMahon Scholars for the coming year.

Graduating seniors Banto, Bittner and Phillips were presented with honor chords by Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honor society. Officers for Cameron’s chapter for the 2015-16 academic year were also announced. Branson will serve as President, Eddy will serve as Vice President, and Diane Denham, Lawton, will serve as Business Manager (Secretary-Treasurer). Blackwell will represent the organization as a member of the Student Government Association.


May 4, 2015