Lander University Professor of Theatre Monique Sacay-Bagwell has been named this year's Outstanding Theatre Educator by the board of the South Carolina Theatre Association (SCTA).
The award is given annually to the educator who has done the most to help theatre students in South Carolina. Sacay-Bagwell's competition included theatre teachers at schools like Clemson, Furman, USC-Upstate, USC-Aiken and Winthrop, host of the SCTA Secondary School Theatre College Auditions, where the award was conferred.
During the 20 years that she has taught at Lander, Sacay-Bagwell's directing and acting skills have often been recognized by groups outside the university, but never her teaching. She called the validation of her teaching prowess by the SCTA "a great honor."