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Georgia Southern Students Receive Emmy® Award

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Students associated with the award from left to right: Evan Lebish, Katy Burrell, James Braswell, Allen Lincoln and Christopher Dunn. Braswell and Lincoln were the producers of the winning video.

Georgia Southern University’s Multimedia Development Center (MDC) won a Student Emmy®Award for its “Wounded Eagle” video production at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast region awards ceremony on June 6 in Atlanta. The “Wounded Eagle” video was recorded, produced and edited by MDC students Allen Lincoln and James Braswell in cooperation with Georgia Southern University Marketing and Communications.

“We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students,” said Art Berger, director of the MDC. “The MDC draws students from many disciplines from all over the university: communication arts, psychology and information technology, just to name a few. The Emmy® Award competition provides our students with an opportunity to compete for one of the top industry awards and carry that nomination with them throughout their career.”

Projects like “Wounded Eagle” give students at the MDC a great opportunity to learn and apply their craft. “It is an honor to be nominated for a Student Emmy® Award. I have to thank the military for teaching me the basics of videography, but Georgia Southern and Mr. Berger have given me the opportunity to better enhance my editing and videography techniques,” said Braswell.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, NATAS, is a professional organization for individuals in the television and broadcasting industry.  NATAS is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television broadcasting industry and the gatekeepers of the prestigious regional Emmy® Awards.  The Southeast Chapter represents the most experienced and talented television professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from each of our television markets (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Asheville, N.C.).

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:www.GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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