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Huntington University Garners 15 Awards at National Broadcast Festival

Post Date:03/26/2019 3:25 PM
For the second year in a row, Huntington University film, broadcast and animation students in Indiana and Arizona have garnered top awards at the National Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts. This year, Huntington University took second place in overall awards. 

With 15 total awards, Huntington University is the smallest school by population to make the top five awarded schools list. The top five awarded universities included Arizona State University (22 awards), Huntington University (15 awards), a tie between the University of Oklahoma (14 awards) and Missouri State University (14 awards), Liberty University (9 awards) and Pennsylvania State University (8 awards). "We are very proud of the work our students create and produce at both of our locations" says Jeff Berggren, Director of Arizona Operations. "With smaller class sizes, lower than average student-to-instructor ratio, and immediate access to high end media equipment it is truly a ‘hands-on’ learning experience."

This year's competition included over 1,500 student entries from over 300 universities around the world. Of the 11 Best of Festival awards the BEA presents to students, Huntington University students claimed three, including the first ever Best of Festival award for Huntington University Arizona with Stephen Davis’ narrative piece Motions. Caitlyn Chase received a Best of Festival award for her animated work Pig Tails, and Jonathon Kane and James Ehle received the award for their narrative The Concourse.

"Huntington University is the little university that could. The vibrant energy and creative talent of Huntington students knows no bounds. As they infuse the P83 District and the entire Peoria community with pride in their incredible accomplishments, I hope no one ever tells them that they should fear competition from the largest universities in the country. Congratulations, Huntington University. Watching you strive for and achieve greatness is truly an inspiration." Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat.
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