Theater Student Selected as Commencement Speaker

Posted on 4/28/2010 12:16:13 PM

Theater major Jessica Sabol has been selected by the College of Fine Arts faculty to address the May 2010 IUP Commencement ceremony as speaker for the graduating class. She will speak on “Castles in the Air” and the value of continual education to build foundations under our dreams.

This honor is one of many received by Sabol, who will continue her academic career in the master’s degree program in Arts Administration at Penn State University. Her ultimate goal is a career in higher education administration, and she’s built exceptional experiences toward that goal at IUP.

In January, Sabol played a key administrative role as administrative assistant for IUP’s hosting of the Region II Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Her coordination of operations for a festival of over a thousand participants was acclaimed by the regional staff of the festival.

Sabol is a dual degree candidate in Theater and English. Through her education in the Robert E. Cook Honors College and experiences with Theater-by-the-Grove productions, she has risen to exceptional challenges with alacrity. This honor puts an exclamation point on her IUP experience.