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Loyalist College Wins Two Student Video Awards from the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada

May 27, 2013

Loyalist Television New Media Production Professor Wins Distinguished Service Award

Belleville, Ontario, May 27, 2013 – Loyalist College is pleased to announce that students from the College’s Television and New Media Production (TVNM) program have won two 2013 Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC) Student Awards. In addition, Professor Cathy Goddard has received the BEAC Michael Monty Distinguished Service Award, given to a long-standing BEAC member who has been a strong supporter of student achievement and worked hard to connect students and their school to meet industry needs. 

The awards were presented at a gala on Saturday, May 25th in Banff, Alberta during the BEAC’s annual conference. The two student-produced videos were awarded first-place in the categories of Best Long Corporate Video or Public Service Announcement (PSA) and Best Web-Based Audio or Video Production. The students who created the winning pieces were recognized for their creativity and technical skills, cultivated through the College’s unique three-year TVNM advanced diploma program. 

“The fact that our TVNM students have yet again been recognized for their work speaks volumes about the talent, commitment, and passion they possess,” said Jane Harrison, Dean, School of Media, Arts and Design at Loyalist College. “We are very proud of what they have accomplished both at the College and within the national television and film industry. I am confident that as our graduating students embark on the next phase of their journey, they will continue to make a name for themselves in the broadcast field.”

Best Long Corporate Video or Public Service Announcement (PSA) Award

Third-year student Katie Tomschichen and second-year student Annaliese Heissler were honoured for Best Long Corporate Video or Public Service Announcement (PSA) for their eight-minute PSA produced for Quinte Conservation. The video conveys the important role the Conservation Authority plays in the Quinte region, and the various projects it has introduced within the community. To watch the video, please visit:

Judge’s Comments:

“The script was well done. It explained the mission of Quinte Conservation very well, with very good use of water visuals throughout and good professional-sounding narration.” 

Best Web-Based Audio or Video Production Award 

Third-year students Kevin Mitchner, Eric Hutt, Danielle Thorn, and Edison Marshall won Best Web-Based Audio or Video Production for their web-based comedy series The Four Amigos. The series, which includes five two-minute episodes, follows four roommates as they learn to live together. To watch all five episodes, please visit:

BEAC Student Awards recognize and reward the unique combination of creativity and technical excellence demonstrated by students in radio, television/video, and new media/animation taught in BEAC member institutions with 12 video and six audio awards. In addition, the best of the best is selected from both the audio and video categories and awarded the President’s Awards, which include a cash prize. 

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 more than 60 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. The best testament to the College’s value is from students, 97 percent of whom say they would recommend Loyalist to a friend. 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.

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Media Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Manager, Corporate Communications and Media Relations, Loyalist College,, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2536