Broadcasting Students Win Big at NBS

Amber Hannen and Tony Jones with their National Student Electronic Media Competition Awards.

Amber Hannen and Tony Jones with their National Student Electronic Media Competition Awards.

Broadcasting students had great success at the 70th National Broadcasting Society Convention in New York City in March. Three WIU student works were nominated in the National Student Electronic Media Competition, and the students won three first place awards!  Plus one WIU student won a special on-site award.  Pat Stout, broadcasting advisor, attended the convention with the students.  Yeah from COFAC to these student winners!

  • Tony Jones, freshman, Chicago, IL:  Best Audio/Music Program, “DISCovered”
  • Paul Strater, senior, Peoria, IL:  Best Instructional/Industrial Video, “Cable Clinic”
  • Amber Hannen, senior, Macomb, IL:  Best Animation, “The Neighbors”
  • Bianca Williams, junior, Peoria Heights, IL:  Best On-Site Community Service, NBS Blood Drive

    Bianca Williams received the Best On-Site Service Award at the National Broadcasting Society Convention.

    Bianca Williams, 2012 NBS Best On-Site Service Award

The National Broadcasting Society - Alpha Epsilon Rho, is a student and professional society of over eighty-five chapters on college, university, community college and high school campuses. Through the years, NBS-AERho has had as its purpose the goal of encouraging and rewarding scholarship and accomplishment among students of broadcasting, to establish meaningful communication between student and professional broadcasters and to foster integrity in the use of the powerful instruments of radio, television, film, cable and its’ many associated businesses and industries.
The Society as we know it today had its beginning in the early 1940’s on the campus of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. In May 1943, when it was officially announced that AERho had been organized, there were four chartered chapters including Stephens College, the University of Syracuse, Michigan State University and Ohio State University. By March of 1993, the number has increased to over 120 active chapters on campuses nationwide. Over 30,000 individuals have been initiated into the society since its founding. The future looks very bright for the National Broadcasting Society - Alpha Epsilon Rho.

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