CMDA Hall of Distinction Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts will honor notable faculty members, supporters and alumni at the upcoming Hall of Distinction Ceremony on Monday, August 25, 2013.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
The Club at LSU Union Square
Tickets $45 per person
To reserve, please contact Mary Bayle at 225-578-8594
A three-course tapas-style luncheon, with tea, water, and coffee will be served
A cash bar will be available.
The Club at LSU Union Square is located at
The corner of Highland Road and Raphael Semmes
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(formerly known as the Faculty Club)
Hall of Distinction Inductees
Faculty Awards: Gresdna Doty and Dan Sher
Gresdna A. Doty, alumni professor emerita, holds a PhD degree from Indiana University. She was an active member of the theatre faculty for 29 years, during the gradual transition of the program from component of the Department of Speech to independent Department of Theatre, and was director of theatre in the former and first chair of the latter. She taught theatre history, directed dissertations and plays, and served as national chairman of the American College Theatre Festival, dean of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, and co-director of the international Royal Court Theatre (London) Conference at LSU, and was instrumental in the establishment of Swine Palace Productions. Although she retired in May 1996, Professor Doty remains active in supporting the LSU Department of Theatre and in her profession.
Dan Sher was a member of the faculty at the LSU School of Music for 24 years serving as professor and chair for the piano faculty and then as dean for nine years. Mr. Sher was the first dean to begin raising private funds for the school.
Alumni Awards: Wil Calhoun and Mary Sue Chambers
Wil Calhoun is an American television producer and writer best known for his work on the sitcom Friends for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 1999. In 2002, Calhoun along with Dan Schneider, created the series What I Like About You starring Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth. Some of his other television credits include I hate my teenage daughter, Jesse, Sons & Daughters, Caroline in the City, Kath & Kim and Gary Unmarried.
Mary Sue Chambers, a graduate of the LSU School of Music in 1951, has dedicated her life, her financial resources, and her energies to help make LSU School of Music one of the best in the nation.