Winners of this award have completed work that creatively applied sound in the performing arts and executed their vision with respect to artistic and technical choices, process, and product. In his letter nominating Jeff for the award, Rick Thomas, professor and coordinator of design and production in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, praised him for building a network of accomplished sound designers and prominent theatre organizations that helped him develop skills he willingly shared with Purdue’s undergraduate sound designers.
Rick added that Jeff “has demonstrated exceptional skills, an unquenched thirst to learn more, outstanding aesthetic conception, and flawless design process, including documentation, communication, pragmatic sensibility, and collaborative ability.”
As the award winner, Jeff will receive a $1,000 prize and a full conference registration for the USITT Conference & Stage Expo, which will be held April 1-4 in Houston.
David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts
Since my introduction to Purdue Liberal Arts, I have been impressed by the depth and volume of accomplishment among members of the faculty and staff. To that end, this series will celebrate the achievements of our colleagues. When one of us earns recognition, it reflects positively upon each individual, each department, the whole of the College, and the entirety of the University. Collectively, we all benefit from the success of our colleagues, and here, together, we will celebrate the accolades that move this College to new heights of excellence.
- David A. Reingold, Justin S. Morrill Dean of Liberal Arts