|(Left) Shelia Glasscock, Joey Cole and Amy Beavers.|
Amy Beavers, 21, of North Little Rock was awarded the first Dr. Ryan Chadwick Outstanding Drama Student Award at Pulaski Technical College.
Amy has been a student in the college's theater department for one year and has acted in two full length productions, Juvie and Check, Please, the latter of which she also served as an assistant director.
Shelia Glasscock, instructor of theater at the college said, "Amy is an actress of considerable potential, but what impresses me most is her willingness to do whatever is necessary for the success of the show and her fellow thespians. Whether helping with clean-up, running lines for other actors, or contributing to an overall positive rehearsal and performance environment, Amy exemplifies the spirit and discipline every teacher hopes to engender in her students. I believe that Dr. Chadwick would be proud to have Amy as the recipient of her inaugural award."
Amy loves theater and enjoys acting, but her passion is children in which she is currently majoring in Early Childhood Development. She will graduate from Pulaski Tech in one year with an Associate of Arts in Teaching.
Dr. Ryan Chadwick was a full-time theater instructor and passed away in 2005.
Joey Cole, Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities said "As an instructor, she took on many challenges, always at the ready to take classes in theatre, art and literature. She worked endlessly to improve the curriculum and was dedicated to student learning. Her students loved and respected her. She helped provide the foundation for the arts at Pulaski Tech."
To pay tribute to her legacy at the college, the outstanding drama student award was named in her honor. The Dr. Ryan Chadwick Outstanding Drama Student Award will be awarded annually to students enrolled in the theater department.