Theatre Arts Presents Golden Lion Awards

The Mars Hill University theatre arts department held its annual Golden Lion Awards on Sunday, May 15, 2022. This year’s ceremony included a special awards presentation for the entire department, the 2021 College/University Award from the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Two board members from the NCTC presented the trophy and individual awards to the students, staff, and faculty of MHU theatre arts.

Students, staff, and faculty of theatre arts on-stage in Owen Theatre to receive the NCTC College/University Award.


Other awards presented during the ceremony in Owen Theatre were:

  • Chelsey Lee Gaddy Outstanding Alumni
    Kristine Lee
  • SART Outstanding Intern
    Alexis Stephens
  • Golden Lion Outstanding Minor
    Jamie-Lynn Garcia-Lopez
  • James Thomas Outstanding Freshman
    Blaine Hovis
  • Richard Seagle Outstanding Crew
    Jared Benain
  • Gray/Stewart Technical Excellence
    Ethan Weber
  • Bill Gregg Outstanding Achievement & Promise in Stage Management
    Katie Crutcher
  • Bill Gregg Outstanding Achievement & Promise in Directing
    Paul Penderman
  • Louise Kilgo Jones Outstanding Scriptwriting
    Kevin May
  • Golden Lion Outstanding Dancer
    Dalton Davidson
  • C. Robert Jones Academic Excellence
    Sarah Wheeler
  • Golden Lion Outstanding Performance
    Angie Borbon
    Emma-Leigh Brookshire
    Regan Sellers
  • Golden Lion Outstanding Ensemble
    Alondra Barrera-Hernandez
    Faith Giles
  • Neil St. Clair Musical Theatre Excellence
    Ivy Brooks
  • James Thomas Outstanding Major
    Righteous Luster
  • Sue Fair Outstanding Faculty/Staff
    Chelsey Lee Gaddy