UW-FDL theater students receive recognition


UW-Fond du Lac students Emily Stewart, Eden, and Ryan Ducham, Waupun, have been nominated to compete for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at their regional festival held in Saginaw, Mich., in January.

They were selected in recognition of their performances in UW-Fond du Lac’s recent production of “How the World Began” by Catherine Trieschmann.

Professor Richard Gustin is director and producer of UW-Fond du Lac theater productions.

The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the late Irene Ryan who is best remembered for her portrayal of the lovable and feisty "Granny" in “The Beverly Hillbillies.” The Irene Ryan Foundation awards 19 regional awards and two fellowships annually.


Laurie Krasin