Honors College Senior Alexa Rose Passante Wins 2021 Agnes E. Futterer Scholarship

Alexa Rose Passante

Honors College senior Alexa Rose Passante has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Agnes E. Futterer Scholarship.

This $1,250 Alumni Association scholarship recognizes an outstanding student in theatre or theatre-related fields with support for the winner’s pursuit of graduate study in theatre.

Alexa is a senior theatre major double minoring in musical theatre and psychology. She has been an active member of the Honors College since Fall 2017 and a Dean’s list recipient every semester. She is a member of the Presidential Honors Society, Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Beta Kappa national honor societies.

Alexa is looking to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts to continue her studies and training as a performance artist. She is currently deciding on graduate programs, having already been admitted to the Atlantic Acting School and Oklahoma City University’s MFA in screen acting, and is waiting to hear from Pace’s Actors Studio of Drama MFA in Acting program.

Meanwhile, she is actively pursuing her thesis on how online theatre has affected the industry during the pandemic. She is very honored to receive this scholarship award for her hard work and research over the past four years.

Since the first Honors College Talent Show was held in 2017, Alexa has performed three times in the show. In 2017, she performed a hip-hop/breakdancing routine to "Be Right There" by Diplo and Sleepy Tom. In 2018, Alexa sang "Gimmie Gimmie" from the Broadway musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie," while fellow student Nate Tinklepaugh accompanied her on piano. In 2020, she sang "My White Knight" from "The Music Man." Current students can find her 2018 and 2020 performances on the Honors College Blackboard.