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Schelhaas honored with highest regional theater award

Theatre Arts Professor Jeri Schelhaas has been awarded the Region Five Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Gold Medallion for 2007-2008. Schelhaas will receive the award at the American College Theatre†Festival in Omaha in January. Region Five includes all colleges and universities in seven Midwestern states.

Jeri Schelhaas

Jeri Schelhaas

The Gold Medallion is awarded to one individual in each ACTF region who has made an extraordinary contribution to the teaching and producing of theater and who has significantly contributed to the development of the KCACTF.

In the letter of nomination submitted by her colleagues in the theatre department, they noted:

Schelhaas is retiring at the end of this school year.