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Loyalist College Students Win Video and Audio Awards from the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada

May 22, 2014

Belleville, Ontario, May 22, 2014 – Loyalist College is proud to announce that Television and New Media Production and Radio Broadcasting students will be recognized at the 2014 Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC) National Student Awards on May 23rd in Niagara, Ontario.

The 12 video and six audio BEAC awards celebrate the unique combination of creativity and technical excellence demonstrated by students in radio, television/video, and new media/animation taught in BEAC member institutions. The “best of the best” are selected from both categories and awarded the President’s Awards, which include a cash prize. Productions believed to reflect BEAC’s highest standards will be featured in an hour-long television special to be aired next year.

In the video category, second-year Television and New Media students Samantha Jackson, Robert Howsam and Brandon Zambonelli and third-year student Taylor Welsh will receive the Promos/Trailers award for their piece entitled, “Memories.” In the audio category, second-year Radio Broadcasting student Ben McLean will receive the Promotions award for his 60-second audio piece entitled, “Hot Hits – We’ll screw you up!”

“The calibre of our students’ work has impressed not only us at Loyalist College, but media educators from across Canada,” said Kathleen Bazkur, Acting Dean of the Loyalist School of Media, Arts and Design. “We’re extremely proud of their accomplishments.” 

“Receiving this recognition from the BEAC Awards judges is not only a nice tap to me as I graduate from the Radio Broadcasting program, it also reflects well on my professors,” says Ben McLean. “For the past two years, I’ve submitted countless assignments to my faculty for their feedback and approval. If my work is this good, it’s because of what I’ve learned at Loyalist.”

 Loyalist College prepares students for a rewarding career by combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist offers 65 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of all individuals in its communities.


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

Listen to Ben McLean’s award-winning audio piece here: