BCCC student Lorraine Ricks wins Excellence Award during National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts, Inc.

Ms. Lorraine Ricks and Ms. Elizabeth Jeghede, Theatre Performance Area of Concentration Majors at Baltimore City Community College, attended workshops, training sessions, and competed during the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts. Inc. from April 6 - April 9, 2022, hosted by Coppin State University. 

Students from Bethune-Cookman University, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Gramling State University, Jackson State University, Morgan State University, North Carolina Central University, Prairie View A&M University, Winston Salem State University, and Baltimore City Community College competed in multiple categories: Drama, Oral Interpretation, Persuasive Speaking, and Reader’s Theatre during the conference.  

Under the direction of Dr. Katana L. Hall, Ms. Ricks and Ms. Jeghede stood #BCCC Strong against their peers from the four-year universities in competition. As a result, Ms. Lorraine Ricks won the Excellence Award in the Persuasive Speaking category at the conference. Congratulations!!! This is BCCC’s first time competing at NADSA. 

The keynote address at Saturday’s awards ceremony was delivered by Tony award winning and Emmy nominated actor (and director) Mr. Rob Demery.  

Additionally, Dr. Hall served as a judge for the Reader’s Theatre competition and has been elected to the position of Parliamentarian on National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts. Inc. 2022 - 2023 Executive Board.  

Kudos to our very talented students and dedicated faculty for a job well done!