CSU rehearsal hall named after former theatre chairwoman

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus State University Theatre Department has renamed a rehearsal hall in memory of Hazel Hall Brennan.

Brennan was the former chair of the Department of Theatre.

She joined the faculty in 1974, and served as chair of the theatre department from 1981 until her retirement in 2003 before passing away in 2014.

The current department chair says everyone will remember her when they enter the space at CSU's RiverPark campus.

"This is what Hazel would've wanted, she always said that she wanted to do something that supports the theatre students at CSU, and this is really having that dream come to fruition," said Larry Dooley, CSU Theatre Department chair. "So this a room that these students are going to use forever and it will be great to know that is in here memory."

As the department chair, Brennan taught hundreds of students who have gone on to become teachers and professionals in the theatre industry.

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