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LU Department of Theatre and Dance presents newly established awards

The Lamar University Department of Theatre & Dance presented two newly established awards during their recent dance concert, “Dance Unleashed.” The accolades, created and funded by Dr. Larry and Helen Rose of Houston, were awarded to Mia Paul, Houston, for Outstanding Contemporary Dancer and Haley White, Beaumont, for Rose AwardOutstanding Technical Dancer.

“We are grateful to Dr. and Mrs. Rose for their generosity and support of our department and students. The awards will be presented annually at our last dance concert of the academic year recognizing two dancers,” said Golden Wright, chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance.

Rose is an honor graduate of Lamar University, and is a retired orthodontist. He participated in the Student Honor Court and other Lamar University organizations, as well as previously serving as the president of the Lamar University Alumni Association.

 In addition to the newly created dance awards, the couple established the Aaron Rose Award in 1973 in honor of Rose’s father, a prominent Beaumont businessman. The award is presented annually to the outstanding graduate of the School of Business. The couple also supports the Houston Methodist Hospital Society for Leading Medicine and the Platinum Program with emphasis on the Department of Cardiology.

For more information about the Lamar University Department of Theatre & Dance, please visit lamar.edu/theatredance.