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Ronald T. O'Leary Theatre Scholarship

Scholarship History

Family and friends of Ronald O'Leary created the Ronald T. O'Leary Theatre Scholarship in July 1999 to support an undergraduate student who demonstrates exceptional potential to make contributions to theatre, in honor of O'Leary's many contributions to theatre. This fund was established in memory of the associate professor of theater, professional director and playwright.

Donor Statement

For more than three decades, Ronald O'Leary was an important member of the University of Maryland family. During his thirty-two year career at the University, he served as associate professor of theater, professional director and playwright. Professor O'Leary taught courses in directing, musical theater and American theater and directed more than thirty campus productions. In addition to his work at the University, Ronald O'Leary was actively involved with many local theater companies. His theater work included writing, adapting and directing at least thirty special projects. It also included consulting, adjudicating and presenting more than fifty lectures, workshops, papers and programs. His work with local theater groups earned him two Helen Hayes Award nominations. To honor his memory, Professor O'Leary's family and friends established an endowed fund to support undergraduate students in the Department of Theater.

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