Mass Communication Students Bring Home Awards

Posted April 25, 2016

Missouri Valley College students recently received awards from the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association (MBEA). This organization is made up of mass communication departments from 14 colleges and universities in the state of Missouri. Each year students enter audio and video projects that are judged by professionals in the industry.

Missouri Valley’s communication students brought home the following awards:

  • Audio Sports Play-by-Play: first place, Nathan Gerdts (Soph., Concordia, Mo.), broadcast of the Evangel-MVC women’s basketball game

  • Audio Aircheck: first place, Randi Beck (Jr., Toluca, Ill.), announcing work on KMVC-FM

  • Audio Feature Story: first place, Jesus Zilli, (Fr., Bocca del Rio, Mexico), story on student from El Salvador discussing the violence in his country and his opportunities in the US and at MVC

  • Audio Documentary: honorable mention, Jesus Zilli, interview with student regarding violence in his home country of El Salvador

  • Audio Feature Story: honorable mention, Beatriz Sales (Soph., Botucatu, Brazil), story about two MVC students who were living in Belgrade, Serbia during the Kosovo War in 1999

Three students in the broadcast division of the MVC mass communication department also received honors from the Missouri College Media Association for their video projects that appeared in the College’s online newspaper:

  • “Students Take Title IX Course:” first place, Courtney Campbell (Jr., Marshall, Mo.)

  • “Valley Stampede:” second place, Guillermo Amezquita (Sr., Port Hueneme, Calif.)

  • “Construction of Valley Village:” third place, Randi Beck

“We are proud of these students,” said Ken Kujawa, instructor of mass communication. “Their hard work paid off, and they represented MVC well.”

For more information on the MVC mass communication department, visit


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