Cameron University broadcast students won seven awards in the recent judging of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association annual student competition. More than 45 industry professionals from around the state judged the competition, which features student work from 15 state universities and colleges. Award winners will receive their awards in a ceremony sponsored by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters in April. The OAB, which has hosted a student day for more than 20 years, continues to be a significant supporter of broadcast education in Oklahoma.
"This represents the best work of our students," says Steve Adams, Assistant Professor of Communication. "I'm pleased with results. Our students have worked hard in the past year, and these awards verify that. Cameron is competing against programs that are much larger than ours, yet the education our students receive is as good or better than any broadcast program in the state."
Six CU students garnered awards. Cameron Goss of Lawton won first place in Television Entertainment, and Kyle Luetters of Garden City, KS won first place for Radio Aircheck and second place for Radio Newscast. Mitch Watson of Garden City, KS, won first place for Radio Hard News Story and third place for Radio Feature News Story, Cecilio Ramirez-Cibes, Lawton, and Michael Faggett, Dallas, TX, won second place for Television Sports Play by Play, and Jason Elbert of Lawton won third place in Radio Entertainment.
The award-winning work by these CU broadcast students was produced in a variety of situations, including classwork, KCCU-FM, CUTV, and the Aggie Video Network.
March 2, 2010