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Loras College Students Receive Iowa Broadcast News Association Awards

4/26/2013
 
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Each year, the Iowa Broadcast News Association awards prestigious broadcast scholarships to select students who attend a two-year or four-year college or university in Iowa. This year they awarded three scholarships in the category of television broadcasting, and one in radio.  I am proud to announce that this past Saturday at the IBNA Conference in Johnston, IA, all three of the television broadcast scholarships were awarded to Loras College students. 
 
Loras First-Year student, Makaila Haase (Des Moines, IA) was awarded the Grant Price Scholarship.  Named after the late Grant Price, this scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding promise at an early career stage.  The scholarship amount is $1,000.00.  Makaila is the fifth Duhawk to receive this award.  Loras Senior, Lauren DeWitt (Barrington, IL) has been named the Dick Petrik Outstanding Student.  This award is given annually to a college student whose work shows outstanding potential for a career in electronic media journalism, and carries with it a monetary award of $500.00.   Another Loras Senior, Katlyn Gerken (Batavia, IL) was this year’s inaugural recipient of the John Bachman Scholarship.  John Bachman was present at the awards ceremony to personally present this award and check for $500.00 to Katlyn. 
 
For more information about the IBNA scholarships, please follow this link:  http://ibna.org/students.html
 
In addition, LCTV had another incredibly successful year at the IBNA Awards ceremony on Saturday evening.  Our students were honored with the following awards:
 
1st Place
Overall Excellence:  LCTV-Loras College
Best Sportscast:  “SportsZONE” – Producers/Anchors: Katlyn Gerken (’13) & Zach Altfillisch (’14)
Public Affairs:  “LCTV Decision 2012” - Producer -  Mike Gelsinon (’14), Anchors: Ellen Reiss (’13) & Charles Warren (’14)
News Photography:  Katlyn Gerken (’13)
Sports Reporting:  “Amanda Sharkey story” - Katlyn Gerken (’13)
In Depth/Series:  “Field of Dreams” - Lauren DeWitt (’13) & Katlyn Gerken (’13)
 
2nd Place
Best Newscast:  “LCTV News” -  Producers & Anchors: Lauren DeWitt (’13) & Ellen Reiss (’13)
Overall Excellence in Anchoring:  SportsZONE Anchors:  Katlyn Gerken (’13) & Zach Altfillisch (’14)
 
3rd Place
Overall Excellence in Anchoring:  Lauren DeWitt (’13)
Farm and Agribusiness:  “Farm Bill” - Lauren DeWitt (’13)
Sports Play-by-Play:  “Men’s Soccer vs. Wheaton” - Producer/Director:  Eric Osborn (’14), Commentators: Danny Ready (’13) & Jim Naprstek (’13)

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