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June 12, 2019

Belleville, Ontario, June 12, 2019 – Ten students from Loyalist College’s Interactive Media Development – Film & Television Production and Broadcasting – Radio programs received Canadian Media Educators (CME) National Student Awards for producing outstanding work. At the CME Awards Gala in Canmore, Alberta on May 31, eight Loyalist students placed first and three students received an honourable mention in four of the 12 video categories, and one student placed first in one of the nine audio categories.

“We are proud of our students’ achievements,” said Ann Drennan, Senior Vice-President Academic & Chief Learning Officer at Loyalist College. “Being recognized on a national level by CME reinforces the excellent teaching and learning environment Loyalist’s faculty members facilitate and we look forward to seeing how these students contribute to film, television and broadcast industries in the future.”

The CME National Student Awards Program recognizes and rewards the unique combination of creativity and technical excellence demonstrated by students in radio, television/video, photography and animation taught in CME member institutions. Over 140 entries from colleges and universities across Canada were submitted to the 2019 CME National Student Awards Program.

Loyalist was represented by:

First Place – Series Production – “StreamFlip”
Interactive Media Development – Film & Television Production students:
Christopher Ashby, Jordan Goncalves, Casey Moffatt and Jonny Eves-Kinsley

First Place – Commercial/PSA – “Creative Claude”
Interactive Media Development – Film & Television Production student:
Karlie Armstrong

First Place – Corporate/Client Based – “Quinte Symphony”
Interactive Media Development – Film & Television Production students:
Jairus Leeson and Sara Phillips

First Place – Station Imaging – “I am Santa Claus”
Broadcasting – Radio student:
Martin Richardson

Honourable Mention – Doc Long – “Down VII, UP VIII”
Interactive Media Development – Film & Television Production students:
Jairus Leeson, Sara Phillips, Rebecca Huntington and Andrew Tulett

About Loyalist College
Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, empowering students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. The College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. When it comes to Ontario college graduates getting jobs, Loyalist is the top College in the province, according to KPI results, released November 2018. Of 2016-17 Loyalist graduates, 90.8 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through; including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses; and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 5.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $465 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2018 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing, Communications and Recruitment
Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913, ext. 2536