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Broadcasting students garner awards

  • Winners include Olivia Tomei �13, Alana Holland �13, Bobby Nielsen, Brad Stencil, Adam Duke, Lauren Wion.

Posted on March 19, 2014

School of Communications faculty members Len O’Kelly and Keith Oppenheim organized a trip to Lansing for students to attend the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards banquet, March 12 in Lansing. They came back with seven awards, including four for first place.

The event also provided an opportunity for students to attend educational breakout sessions and network with representatives from media employers from across the state. The projects submitted included some created by students for broadcasting classes, for student media outlets GVTV and The Whale Radio WCKS, and several projects from the Promotions Office Video Team, including the "Be More: Sustainable" project in partnership with the University Libraries.

Winners and categories include:


FIRST - Grand Valley State University, GVSU Parent Orientation Video 2013, Marvis Herring, Bobby Nielsen, Brad Stencil, Olivia Tomei

SECOND - Grand Valley State University, Laker Traditions Team, Bobby Nielsen, Brad Stencil, Tyler Ziola

HONORABLE MENTION - Grand Valley State University, Be More: Sustainable, Todd Fenton, Sean Mouton, Bobby Nielsen

News Feature
FIRST - Grand Valley State University, But How Safe Do You Feel?, Alana Holland

Current Events Program
FIRST - Grand Valley State University, Student Veterans, Alana Holland

Talk Show/Scripted Show
HONORABLE MENTION - Grand Valley State University, GVTV Mesmerize “The Mesmers,” Adam Duke and Garrett Black


Promotional Announcement
FIRST - Grand Valley State University, WCKS Tight Blowhole Show Promo, Shane O’Donohue,
David Tomczak, Lauren Wion

More details and a complete list of statewide winners can be found here:


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