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SCF Theatre Students Garner Awards

(Bradenton, Fla., June 21, 2018) — The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) chapter of Delta Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary fraternity for community colleges, recognized eight theatre students during the 52nd annual awards banquet at the David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre. SCF’s box office manager, James Thaggard, received a special award in recognition of his 25 seasons as an actor, director and stage manager with SCF’s Studio 84 Productions.

Nick Catanzaro and Rosie Messina-Adam were named Outstanding Lead Actor and Lead Actress for their roles in “Christmastown.” The holiday comedy also earned awards for Jack Heckler and Rachel Cook as Outstanding Ensemble Performers. Alex Wojtaszek and Kelsey Fisher received awards as Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress for their roles in “All For One.” Also honored were Megan Ianero and Mark Valeri for Outstanding Technical Achievement. Heckler was named Most Promising Newcomer. Jeremiah Gaertner, Thomasa Hagney and Nicole Miller were inducted into the SCF chapter of Delta Psi Omega along with Heckler, Ianero, Messina-Adam, Valeri and Wojtazsek.

Thaggard and Craig Smith, theatre program manager, served as co-hosts of the “Bernie Awards” at SCF Bradenton. The “Bernie Awards” were named in honor of former theatre professor M. Bernice Pepke, who passed away in 2010. Other presenters included retired theatre program managers John W. James and Kenneth Erickson, directors Dean Anthony and Amanda Schlachter, and instructional assistant Timothy Bourn.

Also attending the ceremony were Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld, SCF president and Gary Russell, vice president of academic affairs.

2018 Delta Psi Omega inductees Jeremiah Gaertner, Rosie Messina-Adam, Mark Valeri, Megan Ianero, Jack Hekcler, Thomasa Hagney, Alex Wojtaszek and Nicole Miller.

2018 Delta Psi Omega inductees from left: Jeremiah Gaertner, Rosie Messina-Adam, Mark Valeri, Megan Ianero, Jack Hekcler, Thomasa Hagney, Alex Wojtaszek and Nicole Miller.

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