Community College of Aurora Theater Director Stacey D’Angelo was named Faculty of the Year for CCA during the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education meeting on Feb. 9. An awards ceremony was held in the Student Centre Rotunda at CCA.
D’Angelo’s accomplishments were highlighted in a keepsake program featuring honored faculty for 2010. D’Angelo’s entry reads: “D’Angelo has been a presence on campus since 2008. Her theatre appreciation and acting classes are popular, but her theatrical productions have set the community abuzz.
“Her first production, an original, evolved out of personal stories from CCA’s diverse student body and was selected as a showcase performance at the Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Festival. Students in subsequent productions have wowed audiences with their performances, including a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, reinterpreted and set in a world where deaf and hearing cultures collide. ‘Have you seen her theatre productions?’ one student asks. ‘She never settles in any aspect of her art.’”
D’Angelo holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theatre and acting from Ithaca College and an MFA in contemporary performance from Naropa University.
(Photo, from left: Nancy McCallin, president, Colorado Community College System; Linda Bowman, president, Community College of Aurora; Stacey D’Angelo, CCA’s faculty of the year for 2010; and Bernadette Marquez, chair, State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.)