MVC Students Win Awards From Missouri Broadcast Educators Association

April 15, 2020
Missouri Valley College

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

Missouri Valley College received 12 awards, which is the most awards ever won by MVC. There were 31 categories with winners from 13 different schools. The top winning school was Missouri State University with 13 awards, and MVC was second with 12.

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

  • Aircheck, Anna Babiak: First Place
  • Commercial, Cooper Bryant, “Viking Athletics” First Place
  • PSA, Marina Diaz, “Anxiety” First Place
  • PSA, Christal Adams, “D-U-I” Second Place
  • PSA, Erika Moreno, “Give A Hug” Third Place
  • PSA, Cooper Bryant, “Youth Sports” Third Place
  • Station Promo, T.J. Barnes, “KMVC No Sleep” Honorable Mention
  • Station Promo, T.J. Barnes, “KMVC All Day” Honorable Mention
  • Documentary Film, Alex Perez, “Where It all Began” Third Place
  • Documentary Film, Santiago Salazar, “All-Effort” Honorable Mention
  • Hard News, Alex Perez, “Spring Break Meals” Honorable Mention
  • Multi-Camera Live Event, “2019 MVC Graduation”  First Place

“The strength of the Missouri Valley mass communication program continues to grow, and that shows in the awards the students earn,” said Chaz Maddi, KMVC-TV manager and instructor of broadcast. “The students put in a tremendous amount of work, and they’re having success competing with much larger institutions. That means a lot not only for their college careers, but also as they move into their professional careers. For the faculty, it’s fun to watch them strive for and achieve this level of success.”

For more information on the MVC mass communication department, visit