MVC Students Win Awards From Missouri Broadcast Educators Association

April 9, 2018
Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College students recently received awards from the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association (MBEA). This organization is made up of radio and TV broadcast departments from 15 colleges and universities across 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 news story: first place, Santiago Salazar, for his story on MVC student Manuela Castellano entitled “Leaving Venezuela”

  • Audio documentary/public affairs: first place, Santiago Salazar, for his interview with Manuela Castellano entitled “From Venezuela to Missouri Valley”

  • Bobby Collins III received two honorable mentions, the first for his air shift on KMVC-FM and the second in the news script writing category for his story entitled “Volleyball Kneels”

  • Video hard news: first place, Ricardo Padilla, for his story entitled “MLK Walk”

“Looking back through the years of the contest, I believe this is the first time that Missouri Valley College has won first place in the video hard news category,” said Ken Kujawa, director of the viking sports network. “That certainly is a compliment to our director of MVC TV and instructor of mass communication Chaz Maddi and his students.”

For more information on the MVC mass communication department, visit