Associate Professor Jim Wren of UNCG received the Outstanding Teacher of Acting award at the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival’s southeastern regional competition in West Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 1-6.

In connection with his award, Wren will attend the national festival at the Kennedy Center in April. UNCG Theatre students also won numerous awards at the competition.

Graduate student Ginny Lee was named second alternate in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition. Her acting partner, graduate student Bill Raulerson, was named best partner in the region.

Other students who won awards are:
• Will Lowry – David Weiss Lighting Award for “Home,” honorable mention in the Barbizon Scenic Design Competition for “Road” and Meritorious Achievement in Design Award.
• Matt Fuller – Barbizon Lighting Award for “Road” and Meritorious Achievement in Design Award.
• Melissa Guyer – honorable mention in the David Weiss Scenic Design Competition for “Sweet Charity.”
• Laura Brignull – honorable mention in the David Weiss Costume Design Competition for “Ghost Sonata.”
• Erin Dougherty – David Weiss Costume Design Award for “Carmen.”

In other news from the regional festival, Professor Deborah Bell was nominated for a faculty design fellowship. Fellowship recipients will spend a week during the summer at the Kennedy Center with Ming Cho Lee, one of the nation’s foremost set designers.