Laura Riddle, professor of Theatre and Dance, will be honored with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s most prestigious regional award Saturday, Jan. 10 during the KCACTF Region III Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Riddle will be one of three regional educators to receive the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion, considered one of the great honors in theatre education. Each year, the eight KCACTF regions honor individuals or organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the teaching and production of theatre and who have dedicated their time, artistry and enthusiasm to the annual theatre festival. Honorees have demonstrated a strong commitment to the values and goals of KCACTF and to excellence in educational theatre.