As seen in Compass:
OHIO faculty and staff to share their talents at annual benefit pageant
Feb 18, 2015
By McKenzie Powell
[dropcap]B[/dropcap]rave members of Ohio University’s faculty and staff are once again setting aside an evening to showcase the talents they possess outside of their classrooms and University offices – all in the name of charity.
The sixth annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant, hosted by OHIO’s chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, will kick off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Baker University Center Ballroom and will feature eight University employees vying for the pageant’s coveted winner’s tiara.
During the benefit pageant, faculty and staff will compete in three segments, strutting the catwalk during the formal wear round, displaying their “superpowers” during the talent competition, and sharing some personal information and anecdotes during the question-and-answer session.
Among this year’s performers are some contestants from previous years, including Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi and Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones. Also returning to the pageant to defend his title is Marcus Barr, an instructor in OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions who took the winner’s tiara last year with a dance routine performed by a crew of glow stick figures.
Talent performances during the event continue to be planned, but Tara Nolan, co-chair of the pageant, said those in attendance could see everything from a heart-wrenching father-daughter duet to a special performance based on Disney’s hit film “Frozen.”
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