Jimmy Award and Academic Award Recipients

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Photo:  Professors Paul Truckey and Ansley Valentine with Outstanding Graduating Senior Jalina Olgren

The NMU Theater Department in conjunction with the First Nighters Club held the 2013 Drama Prom.  The evening consisted of a social hour, dinner, senior skits, Jimmy Award and Academic Awards Ceremony, and culminating with a dance.

Each year, the theater faculty honors students for academic awards and contributions to the theater department.  This year, the First Nighters Club sponsored The Jimmy Awards in conjunction with this event.  The Jimmy Award is named in honor of Dr. James Rapport and Dr. James A. Panowski, two of the greatest contributors to the creation, success and enduring legacy of the Forest Roberts Theatre and the NMU Theater progam. 

Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Patrick Bradley Legally Blonde

Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Susan Boyle Legally Blonde

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Pierce Huxtable Avenue Q

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Alex Marks Legally Blonde

Outstanding Cameo Performance by an Actor or Actress
James Porras Avenue Q

Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Adam Lowe Bears

Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Jackie Wiles Bears

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Darin Casler Fallujah

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Meghan Marquardt Bears

Outstanding Achievement in Design
Charlie Jauquet Scenic Design Avenue Q
Pierce Huxtable Sound Design Fallujah
Christopher Trevino Sound Design Fallujah

Special Achievement in Performance
Jacob Barbot Santaland Diaries
The Delta Nu Ensemble Legally Blonde

Special Achievement in Design & Technology
Jalina Olgren Production of Avenue Q

Outstanding Achievement by a Graduating Senior -- Jalina Olgren

Outstanding Achievement by a Senior -- Kristy Priest

Outstanding Achievement by a Junior - Shane Vincent

Outstanding Achievement by a Sophomore - James Porras

Outstanding Achievement by a Freshman - Billy Raveau

Outstanding Achievement by a Newcomer/Transfer - Alex Marks

Academic Achievement Award - Alycia Heckathorn - 4.00 GPA

Superior Rating on Performance Juries
James Vincent – 4.54
Adam Lowe – 4.72
Pierce Huxtable – 4.79
Alex Marks – 4.83
Alycia Heckathorn – 4.90
Jesse Morrow – 4.91
Jacob Barbot – 5.00

Good Housekeeping Award
Scene Shop -- Susan Boyle
Costume Shop -- Malory Jenkins
Box Office -- Meghan Marquardt

Eye on Safety Award -- Calen Liverance