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May 20, 2015

Belleville, Ontario, May 19, 2015 – Loyalist College is pleased to announce that students in the Television and New Media Production and Radio Broadcasting programs have won three Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC) 2015 Student Awards for exceptional quality.

“We are very proud that our students’ talent and work are being recognized with these awards. They are well deserved,” said Loyalist President Maureen Piercy. “When you consider the competition from colleges from across the country, it is a significant accomplishment for our students to have their work selected in a national awards program. It is wonderful to see these graduating students achieve in this way as they make the transition to their broadcast industry careers. We congratulate them, and the faculty who have supported them.”

Two awards were earned by third-year Television and New Media Production students in the categories of Remote/Special production and Corporate/Client Based production. Justin Bulman and Tyler French were recognized in the Remote/Special production category for their production of a live broadcast OJHL hockey game between the Wellington Dukes and the Trenton Golden Hawks; and Jordan Cutting and Russel Westlake won for their corporate promotional production, titled Sandstorm. Second-year Radio Broadcasting student Olivia Boyle-Brown’s award-winning entry in the Promotion category was for producing a station promotion for the 91X specialty program Nightcap.

“We know that our Television and New Media Production and Radio Broadcasting students produce great work,” said Acting Dean of Media, Arts + Design Kathleen Bazkur. “But to have this work celebrated at a level that spans this country is exciting and we hope that our students—soon to be graduates—will leverage this success as they proceed into their careers.”

The awards were divided into two categories; one for video-based content and the other for audio-based content. There were 12 video awards and eight audio awards presented. Each college had the opportunity to submit one project for each award—program faculty selected each project. Judges for each award were recruited by the BEAC from a pool of program faculty and industry professionals from across the country.

Loyalist College’s 91X (CJLX-FM) is a CRTC-licensed community radio station operated by Radio Broadcasting students and Journalism 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.


About Loyalist College

When it comes to grads getting jobs, Loyalist College is the #1 College in Ontario. According to Provincial Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results released April 15, 2015, 89.3 percent of the College’s most recent graduates found employment within six months of graduation compared to the provincial average of 84 percent. 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 500+ 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 science, 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. For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing and Communications,

Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913 ext. 2536