Belleville, Ontario, June 3, 2016 — Loyalist College is pleased to recognize two Broadcasting – Radio students who received Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC) Awards at the 2016 National Student Awards Gala on May 27. Jessica Baldwin, a second-year student who received the BEAC President’s Award in the audio category was chosen from eight national audio award winners and was the best of the best in all audio categories. She also received the Commercial/Public Service Announcement Award for her production for the Ontario Brain Injury Association. Second-year student Morra Haydon received the national Promotion Award.
“The BEAC Awards are the Association’s highest honour for aspiring radio professionals from across the country,” said Loyalist President and CEO Maureen Piercy. “These significant accomplishments speak to Jessica’s and Morra’s creative and technical skills, and to Loyalist’s supportive, knowledgeable faculty who have encouraged their exceptional work.”
Program faculty from each college had the opportunity to submit one project for each BEAC award. Judges were recruited by the BEAC from a pool of program faculty and industry professionals from across the country. Loyalist Broadcasting – Radio graduates work as morning show hosts, program directors, and commercial producers at radio stations across the country, such as FLY FM Kingston, Jump! Ottawa, The Wolf Peterborough, CHFI and CHUM FM Toronto, JACK FM Calgary, KG Country Red Deer, Q104 Halifax, CJAD Montreal and Virgin Radio in Vancouver.
“I never expected a College project would lead me to Halifax for a national award,” said Jessica, during her acceptance speech at the Gala. “That’s absolutely incredible.”
Loyalist College’s 91X (CJLX FM) radio station is a CRTC-licensed community radio station operated by Broadcasting – Radio students. It broadcasts 24/7, 365 days a year over the entire Quinte region. Students gain invaluable on-air and station operation skills during their two-year program, working with faculty members who have extensive experience in the broadcasting industry.
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We put you to work™. When it comes to grads getting jobs, 87.4 percent of the College’s most recent graduates found employment within six months of graduation compared to the provincial average of 83.6 percent, according to Provincial Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results released in April 2016. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 60 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and the LEED® Silver certified Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. The College is a key driver of the social and economic health and prosperity of the area and contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product. This represents an overall effect on the regional economy of $530 million – based on a 2014 Report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit loyalistcollege.com.
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