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04-30-2012


Rebecca Partin Receives Theatre Arts Award at UC

 


Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) student Rebecca Partin (Williamsburg, KY) received the Curtis S. Brown Outstanding Senior in Communication and Theater Arts Award during the 53rd Honors Day Convocation on Monday, April 23rd.

Partin is the current president of the local chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honor society at UC. This past March she was a motivating force in organizing a trip for 6 students to attend USITT, the United States Institute for Technical Theatre, a professional theatre conference.

Partin’s work with the UC Theatre began in her 8th grade year when she performed in UC’s production of The Secret Garden. Since then she has been seen on the UC stage in a variety of roles. She also assists her fellow students in the design and backstage projects, and when not in the theatre, volunteers as a DJ on the college radio station, WCCR.

Dr. Kim Miller, Artistic Director of the UC Theatre says: “Rebecca fulfills the motto of ‘Seek a life useful.’”

Partin plans to continue training in theatre and will attend graduate school. She is the daughter of Randall and Debbie Partin of Williamsburg, Ky.

The first Curtis S. Brown Award was named in memory of the 1998 Cumberlands graduate. Brown was working towards his Masters Degree in Communication Arts at Wichita State University when he suddenly passed away in the spring of 1999. The award is dedicated to the life and good works of Curtis Brown.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.