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Adah Clarke Hagan Scholarship in Theatre

The Adah Hagan Clarke Scholarship in Theatre provides awards for first year students, transfer students, undergraduate and graduate students majoring in theatre. It was established in 1995 by a bequest from the estate of Charles Hagan in honor of his wife, a teacher who once played vaudeville and toured rural Kansas in chautauqua shows.

Adah Clarke Hagan was born near Hanston in western Kansas and graduated from KU in 1931. She played piano and saxophone on the chautauqua circuit and appeared in vaudeville with the Ruth Royal Rainbow Girls. Eventually, she settled into a career as an elementary school teacher in Prairie Village.

Past Recipients 
Year      Recipients
2017 Gabi Finkelstein
2016 Gina Sandi-Diaz
2015 Gina Sandi-Diaz, Zach Sudbury
2014 Bianca Jimenez, Casey McNamara
2013 Lynn Deboeck, Logan Duck, Cynthia Evans
2012 Alison L. Christy, Caiel J. Noble, Elaina Smith
2011 Nathan Selee
2010 Phillip Schroeder
2009 Elizabeth Grim, Caleb Stroman
2008 Elizabeth Grim, Jacquelyn Koester, Rona Sohn,
Jeffery Van Bockern
2007 Matthew Crooks, Christopher Robinson, Courtney Schweitzer
2006 Dale Buchheister, Matthew Cohen, Thad Nurski
2005 Stephen Ferrell, Brandon Ford, Courtney Schweitzer
2004 Rodney Hill, Scott Johnson, Andrew York
2003 Elisabeth Ahrens, Erika Crane, Nicholas Mosher
2002 Novotny Lawrence, Mareen Perry, Brian Woodman
2001 Matt Hislope, Fred Holliday, Chris Meissner
2000 John Ahearn, Matt Hislope, Robert Sokol
1999 John Ahearn, Fred Holliday, Mike Senften
1998 Frederick Holliday, Silas Hoover, Nicole Walston
1997 Tony Fuemmeler, Donell Leopold, Steve Willingham
1996 Will Averill, Rodney Hill, Sally Shedd
1995 Heather Addison, Nicole Dolci, Branka Grubor

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