Southeast Students Win Missouri Broadcast Education Association Awards

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

June 17, 2008 – Southeast Missouri State University communication students were honored June 7 in Kansas City, Mo., for winning several Missouri Broadcast Education Association awards, including five first place awards.

Winning first place were Regina LaRose of Perryville, Mo., in the convergent journalism category for her Fox News College Challenge; Cody Snider of Zalma, Mo., in the audio interview category for “Stereotypes of African Americans;” Matt Hickey of Maryland Heights, Mo., in the corporate/promotional video category for the Southeast Alliance for Disability Independence (SADI) Capital Campaign; Brandon Reese of St. Louis for a video sports basketball championship package; and Jeremy Abrams of Caruthersville, Mo., in the audio air check category for performance on RAGE 103.7.

“I believe the recognition that the MBEA Student Competition awards our students is a most meaningful acknowledgement of their creative and intellectual accomplishments,” said Dr. Bruce Mims, professor of mass communication at Southeast. “Also, it affirms my belief that KDMC Rage 103.7 is an excellent laboratory setting for enabling students to demonstrate mastery in their acquisition of broadcasting skills and competencies.”

Winning honorable mention were Benjamin Theiss of Frohna, Mo., in the audio commercial category for “Febreeze;” Joanna Wende of Sappington, Mo., in the corporate/promotional video category for “Drug Court;” Ryan Wedemeier of St. Peters, Mo., in the audio interview category for a Black History Month interview; Casey M. Hinkebein in the audio air check category for a “Casey M. Hinkebein DJ Air Check;” Michael Olds of Imperial, Mo., for an audio station promotion called “Caveman;” and Ernie Kon in the audio feature story category for “Soul Food.”

The students completed their projects under the advisement of Cindie Jeter Yanow, instructor of mass communication; Mims; and Dr. Jim Dufek, professor of mass communication.