MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University students have won five awards in the Michigan Association of Broadcasters 2002 college production competition.

Three NMU students were honored in the radio news category: Cory Phare of Marquette, a senior majoring in media production and new technology, tied for first place; Julie Henner of Wheeling, Ill., a senior majoring in public relations, tied for second place; and Randy Carlisle of Marquette, a junior majoring in broadcasting, tied for honorable mention.

Two NMU group projects also were recognized. An audio production class taught by Chuck Ganzert of the communication and performance studies department earned honorable mention for large group radio. Public Eye News received first place in the large group TV category. This student newscast is supervised by NMU professor Dwight Brady and "MU-TV producer and director Bob Thomson. The student producer is Jason Paul of Ann Arbor.

According to Ganzert, this is the 10th consecutive year that NMU students have been recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. "I am proud of our students and our program," he said. "I know that our students can compete successfully with those from any school throughout the state, because they have done so for the last decade."

The MAB high school and college awards competition received 253 entries from 14 high schools and six colleges. In addition to NMU, the college award winners included Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, Henry Ford Community College and Spring Arbor College.

The awards luncheon is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Lansing.

"For more information, contact Chuck Ganzert at 227-1646."

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director