Professor Lisa Gaye Dixon Receives the CU Distinguished Alumni Award

lisa distinguished alumniOn April 1, the Champaign-Urbana Schools Foundation hosted a gala to celebrate the accomplishments of their alumni. Illinois Theatre’s Lisa Gaye Dixon was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. In a News-Gazettearticle featuring Professor Dixon, the acting teacher spoke about her journey as a teacher and artist. Beyond the teaching of subject matter itself, she noted the importance of helping students to become better citizens and better human beings. “The kind of theater I like to do has a point to it. It’s not didactic. It has a point to illuminate something about our lives in general,” she said. “As human beings, we are universally connected.”