Walk of Fame

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USP Walk of Fame Members welcome Spence Ver Meer into the fold (L-R, Pat Moriarity, Peg Moriarity, Deb Linn, Pati Van Zante, Spence Ver Meer, Arvin Van Zante, Lisa Witzenburg, Don Graves, Bev Graves)

In 2008, the Union Street Players Board of Directors instituted the USP Walk of Fame. The term “Walk” of Fame was chosen specifically over “Hall” of Fame because a “Hall” is typically a place where you hang memories of those who have retired but a “Walk” embodies the idea of those who are still actively on a journey. To their credit, many members of the USP Walk of Fame continue to contribute to USP productions in significant ways. The Walk of Fame is a way to honor individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the success of USP over a long period of time. The general criteria outlined by the USP Board of Directors for consideration and inclusion in the Walk of Fame includes:

  • Ten or more years of active involvement
  • Participation in multiple roles (e.g. actor, director, producer, board member, lights, stage manager, and etc.)
  • Contributing to the furthering of USP’s mission

The original intent of the Board of Directors was to honor one individual each year at an annual awards dinner. However, the Board has chosen to honor more than one individual in some years (three in 2008, two in 2009 and 2013) and none in others (in 2012 the group celebrated all members in its’ 25th anniversary). All inductees are chosen by the Board of Directors, though anyone can nominate individuals for consideration. Once an individual has been nominated, he or she will continue to remain in consideration each year unless the Board deems that the individual nominated did not meet the basic criteria.

Walk of Fame Nomination Form

Anyone can nominate an individual for consideration in the USP Walk of Fame, but you must include your name. Anonymous nominations will not be considered. Please fill out the fields below and click the “submit” button.

Walk of Fame Inductees by Year

2008
Dottie McGee
Pat Moriarity
Arvin Van Zante

2009
Bev Graves
Peggy Moriarity
(Dottie McGee, who was fighting cancer and not present for the 2008 awards dinner, was honored in person in 2009)

2010
Shelley Buhrow

2011
Deb Linn

2012
USPs 25th Anniversary Gala (everyone was celebrated!)

2013
Patricia Van Zante
Lisa Witzenburg

2014
Don Graves

2015
Carolyn Scharff

2016
Spence Ver Meer

2017

Doug DeWolf

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