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Catawba Student Wins Southeastern Theatre Conference Costume Scholarship Award

March 31, 2014

Category: Academics, Students, Theatre Arts

jacquelynloy14.jpgJacquelyn Loy, a Catawba College Theatre Arts major from Burlington who will graduate in May, is the winner of the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s 2014 Marian A. Smith Costume Scholar Award.

Loy, who has completed her coursework at Catawba, is beginning her graduate studies at University of Southern Mississippi where she is pursuing an MFA in Costume Design and Technology.

The Marian A. Smith Scholarship is awarded each year to a student pursuing a graduate degree in costume design and/or technology.  The award is named after Marian A. Smith who served as executive director of SETC for 26 years.

At Catawba, Loy completed a Theatre Arts major with a focus in Costume Design and Technology, with minors in Studio Art and English.  While a student, she served as a member of Phi Epsilon, the college Honors Students council, and the Blue Masque, a students’ theatrical organization, as president and business manager for Catawba’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, a national dramatic honors society.  She served as a costume shop assistant at Catawba and in that role led in construction, alterations, pulling, and organization of costumes for the college’s six to eight shows each season.  She served as lead costume designer for several productions.

During her summers, she has worked with St. Thomas Players in Salisbury as a costume designer and general technical intern, with Castleton Festival Opera as a stitcher and principal dresser, and with Central Piedmont Summer Theatre as a stitcher.

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