Student entries earn numerous awards in national competition

February 14, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Eight Penn State entries earned recognition in a recent nationwide competition that honors faculty- and student-created media projects.

More than 1,500 entries from 300 college and universities were submitted for the Broadcast Education Association's (BEA) Festival of Media Arts. Competitive categories were: audio, documentary, film and video, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting, sports, and two-year/small colleges.

Students from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications drove Penn State’s presence,  which included:

  • Grace Hayba, second place, Student News Competition/Television News Anchor
  • Alyssa Cichy, Olivia Hogan and Alex Bobbyn, second place, Television News Magazine
  • Rob Johnson, second place, Television Weathercaster
  • Brandon Pelter, Award of Excellence, Television Sports Talent
  • Katie Kemmerer, Erin Dolan, Hannah Gelle and Paddy Cotter for “Quiet Sundays,” Award of Excellence, Student Documentary
  • Olivia Mullen, Morgon Goranson and Ryan Gebhardt for “Brandi Discovered,” second place, Short Form Video or Film Documentary
  • Anya Swanson, Halle Cottle, Corey Ross-Robertson and Tyler Nyquist for “Intrusion,” Award of Excellence, Student Film and Video-Narrative
  • Joyce Lim, Jacob Hatfield, James Russin and Lauren Rader for “Core,” Award of Excellence, Student Film and Video-Narrative

BEA is the premiere international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production and career advancement for educators, students and professionals. The organization has more than 2,500 members.

Last Updated March 08, 2019