Theatre Arts Alumna Bretlyn Schmitt `15 Named Woman of the Year

by Tom Titus

There exists, right here in our own backyard, a wealth of theatrical talent. This newspaper has celebrated it for the past four decades, honoring, at the close of each year, two individuals who have excelled in their specialties, beginning with David Emmes and Doris Allen in 1974.

On this, the 42nd such occasion, the spotlight falls on a writer/actor who’s also a magician and a recent college graduate who has created some exceptional choreography during her time at a local university.

They are two people who charmed audiences at the Huntington Beach Playhouse and Vanguard University, respectively, during the past year — Scott Ratner and Bretlyn Schmitt, the Daily Pilot’s man and woman of the year in theater for 2015.

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President Michael Beals named in Daily Pilot’s “The DP 103: Who made news and lent influence in 2015”

by Daily Pilot staff

The Daily Pilot released it’s “DP 103,” a list of those who made news and lent influence in 2015.

Named are the year’s newsmakers – including Vanguard University President Michael Beals, and Athletic Director, Bob Wilson. Read full article.