Media release: For the fourth consecutive year, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has the largest number of dual enrollment students out of all of the technical colleges in the state, according to the “High School Collaborative Enrollment: Academic Year 2017” Report issued by the Technical College System of Georgia. The report shows that GNTC had 2,153 dual enrollment students, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was the second highest with 1,878 students, and Coastal Pines Technical College was third with 1,806 students. Dual enrollment provides high school students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. This program offers students a preview of college, credits earned towards a degree before they graduate high school, and even helps with the financial cost of a college education. “The Dual Enrollment Program is another avenue for high school students to greater career opportunities and a more educated workforce in Georgia,” said Kristi Hart, director of High School Initiatives at GNTC. Many dual enrollment courses also offer students the opportunity to earn an industry certificate. This gives students the option of either entering the workforce upon graduation from high school or continuing their education at a TCSG or University System of Georgia college. Either way, they begin their selected career path with a head start. For more information about the dual enrollment options offered by the Technical College System of Georgia, visit the website https://doublethecredit.org/.
College Broadcasters Inc. and College Media Association recently recognized Berry College’s student-run multimedia website, Viking Fusion, and Department of Communication students in three national competitions.
“Me and My Camera,” a short film about a man’s journey through life with his camera that is cut short, was awarded Best Vodcast by CBI in its National Student Production Awards. Produced and directed by Eric Jackson, a senior Communication major from Chattanooga, Tenn. and alumnus Chris Scott (17C), the film also placed second in the Best TV Entertainment Program category for CMA’s Pinnacle Awards.
Productions from the Department of Communication’s Narrative Video Production class were also recognized by CBI. The horror short, “Transaction,” placed second in the Best General Entertainment Program category, while a public service announcement on human trafficking, “Slavery,” placed fourth in the Best Video PSA category.
“Jude,” a film about a student who is interrogated over her connections with an infamous student, placed fourth in the Best Video Special Broadcast category for CBI’s National Student Production Awards.
Two stories from the Department of Communication’s Visual Journalism class were recognized by CMA’s Pinnacle Awards: “Debbie Cunningham building a career after 50” and “Caleb Timmerman: Rockclimbing at Sandrock” placed second and third, respectively, in the Best Audio Slideshow category.
In addition to the Pinnacle Awards, Viking Fusion was recognized in the CMA 2017 Film Festival, placing first in the Creative Film category, second in Long Documentary and Sports Video Package categories, and third in Feature Video Package.