The award for acting and the co-naming of the two Alpha Psi Omega awards were approved by a vote of the Department of Theatre Arts faculty in April 2016.
The Alfred & Shirley Wampler Caudill Award for Excellence in Acting recognizes excellence in stage performance by an actor in an academic year including acting skill, professionalism, attitude, and work ethic. This award encourages students to develop their technique as well as their professionalism as a marketable stage performer. This award includes a cash prize.
The Alpha Psi Omega/Alfred & Shirley Wampler Caudill Award in Theater – Alpha Psi Omega is the National Honor Society for students of Theatre (Dr. Caudill was inducted as a student at Berea College) – recognizes superior achievement in academic study in the theatre arts and superior contribution to theatrical production. The award encourages outstanding undergraduates to pursue their professional and educational goals in theatre. It includes a cash prize.
The Alpha Psi Omega/Alfred & Shirley Wampler Caudill Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre recognizes superior achievement in technical production in the theater arts and superior contribution to theatrical production. The award encourages students to pursue and develop their education and skills in the Technical and Design areas of theatre. The award includes a cash prize.
Gardner-Webb University, "Theater Awards" (2020). Caudill Fund Awards and Scholarships. 5.