UE Theatre Alumna Carrie Preston to Attend UE Founders Day

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

University of Evansville theatre alumna and actress Carrie Preston will help UE celebrate its birthday on Sunday, February 15, during the University’s Founders Day celebration. Founders Day marks the incorporation of Moores Hill College, its move to Evansville, the charter as Evansville College, and officially becoming the University of Evansville.

As part of the Founders Day festivities, Preston will receive the Distinguished Alumna Award during an Alumni Awards Luncheon at noon. 

Preston has appeared in such popular TV shows as True Blood and The Good Wife, receiving an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in 2013 for her role in the latter. Preston has also appeared in several movies, including My Best Friend’s Wedding. In addition she has produced and directed such films as That’s What She Said, starring Anne Heche. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Others who will receive alumni awards at the luncheon include UE graduate Brian Revalee, Oxford Ohio United Way administrator and community leader, will receive the Young Alumnus Award; UE graduates Robert and Judith Wargel of Evansville, retired chemists who serve on UE’s Science Advisory Council, will be given the Edie Bates Volunteer Service Award; and Jean Beckman, UE professor emeritus of chemistry and former dean of arts and sciences, will receive the Samuel Orr Honorary Alumni Award.

Registration is required to attend the luncheon. To RSVP, please call 812-488-2586.

Preceding the luncheon will be a convocation and worship service at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel. At this event, which is open to the public, UE professor of history James MacLeod will give the Edgar M. McKown Lecture and UE’s newest full professors will be recognized.

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at 812-488-2241.

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