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Communication studies and theatre awards presented at Bridgewater College

Bridgewater CollegeEmilee A. Brassuer was presented the Outstanding Student Award from the department of communication studies and MaryBeth Killian received the Outstanding Theatre Artist Award at Bridgewater College.

The Outstanding Student Award from the department of communication studies is presented to the outstanding graduating senior in communication, technology and culture and is based on academic performance, leadership, excellence in writing, and internship and work experience.

Brassuer, a communication, technology and culture major, is the daughter of Gary Lee and Terri Ann Brassuer of Duncansville, Pa. Brassuer is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society; Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society; and Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication studies honor society.

She served as digital media manager of BC Voice, the student-run media organization on campus.

Brassuer completed three internships in marketing­—in occupational health and safety, in event planning and in customer service.

Following graduation on May 2, Brassuer will pursue a master’s in human resources management at Bridgewater College.

The Outstanding Theatre Artist Award is presented to the student who exhibits exceptional accomplishment in theatrical performance, production and scholarship.

Killian, a senior English and theatre double major, is the daughter of Gerald and Cindy Killian of Roanoke, Va. Killian is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, a national theater fraternity, and serves as Vice President of the Pinion Players, the student-led theater organization.

Killian was nominated for a 2020 Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) for her role as East in Almost, Maine by John Cariani.

She has performed in numerous productions at Bridgewater College, including The Children’s Hour: Can You Hear Us? by Lillian Hellman, Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard and Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind by Greg Allen.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to nearly 1,800 undergraduate students.

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