Recent Recognition

Photo from the theatre production Parables

The spring theatre production Parables took place at various locations throughout campus, including Hess Creek Canyon.

In February, the university’s theatre department brought home seven regional awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, including two national runner-ups. The following students were honored:

  • Allie Schluchter: Costume Design Regional Winner for Passage (national runner-up)
  • Hope Bellinger: Sound Design Regional Winner for Passage (national runner-up); Jane Childs Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas Award
  • Johnathan Billington: Light Design Honorable Mention for Silent Sky; Jane Childs Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas Award; Design Technology Management: VectorWorks Award
  • Elyse Bradford: Cal Arts Summer Acting Scholarship

Advised by Corban Harwood (mathematics), 2020 Richter scholar Ethan Jensen (mathematics & computer science double major) won first prize for his presentation of their paper, “Existence and Shape of Numerical Oscillations in Solving Parabolic PDEs,” at the Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium in April.

Randy Woodley (seminary) and wife Edith in April were named the 2021 Ecumenists of the Year by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, a statewide association of faith partners that work together to improve the lives of Oregonians. They are the first married couple to receive the award.

Bryan Boyd (theatre) won Broadway World’s 2020 Portland Regional Award for “Set Design of the Decade” in January. The recognition was for his work on Mamma Mia with the Broadway Rose Theatre Company in 2018.

Teresa Arnold (biology and chemistry) was named the 2020 Manager of the Year last summer. The award, given by the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers, recognizes those with a lengthy record of achievement in distinguished operational, educational or administrative activities.

Rebecca Hernandez (academic affairs) was selected by Oregon State University as a 2020 Alumni Fellow in partnership with the university’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences. The Alumni Fellows program recognizes eminent alumni who have achieved success in their careers or have shown great accomplishment in their work within the community. The spring theatre production Parablestook place at various locations throughout campus, including Hess Creek Canyon.