HU Students Earn National Honors At BEA Awards

Huntington University is pleased to announce 18 students and one former HU faculty have been selected to receive awards at the 2017 Broadcast Educators Awards Festival of Media Arts.

“What is so exciting about this year’s BEA festival is that we have HU students in Animation, Film and Broadcast Media all taking top honors,” stated Dr. Lance Clark, Associate Dean of the Arts. “Only 18 out of the nearly 1,500 entries are awarded ‘Best of’ and we had both students and faculty receiving such honors. The high level of professional work being created within the School of the Arts is astounding.”

The BEA’s Festival of Media Arts is a competitive festival open to BEA individual faculty and student members. Last year the Festival received over 1,530 total entries in 15 competitions. Separate competitions for faculty and students cover the range from dramatic narratives, through non-fiction documentary and news to the frontiers of interactive multimedia. HU students and faculty who will be recognized at the festival on April 22-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada are:

Best of Festival

Faculty Video Competition – Mixed Video Category

Dawn W. Ford, Former HU Associate Professor in Film; Hidden Beauty: Tokyo

Student Video Competition – Promotional Category

Adam Konger (South Whitley, IN) & Randi Orr (Corunna, IN); The Julie Amos Story

1st Place

Student Audio Competition – Multimedia Sound Design Category

Joshua Rosebrough (Grand Forks, ND), Ben Gammon (Byron Center, MI) & Taylor Warkentine (Angola, IN); Sounds Like Trouble

Student Two-Year/Small Colleges Competition – Narrative Video/Broadcast Production Category Matthew Burris (Huntington, IN); Recovery

Student Video Competition – Animation/Experimental/Mixed Category Marissa Pruett (Norman, OK); Parachute

Student Video Competition – Music Video Category

Rachel Hunter (Butler, PA), TJ Clounie (Huntington, IN) & Emma Fried (Stoughton, WI); Super Ego Lighting Bolt

Student Video Competition – Spots Category

Jacob Cross (Jackson, MI), Justin White (Clymer, NY) & Ryan Burson (Roanoke, IN); Ness Bros. Real Living Commercial Realtors to the Rescue

3rd Place

Student Video Competition – Animation/Experimental/Mixed Category Kayla Mitchell (Loveland, OH); Akemi and Tarou

Award of Excellence

Student Documentary Competition – Short Form Video or Film Documentary Category Joshua Rosebrough (Grand Forks, ND), Rachel Hart (Adrian, MI), Benjamin Crane (Richmond, IN) & Benjamin Gammon (Byron Center, MI); Goopfest: Finding a Unique Artistic Voice in the 21st Century

Student Documentary Competition – Short Form Video or Film Documentary Category Evan Matteson (South China, ME) & Panthelys Theodoracopoulos (Honduras); Scent

Student Video Competition – Spots Category

Adam Konger (South Whitley, IN) & Kelsey Kruse (Auburn, IN); Ness Bros. Real Living Commercial Finding the Right Home