Buzz: More honors of Berry’s student journalists. Kemp names area residents to state boards.

Buzz: More honors of Berry’s student journalists. Kemp names area residents to state boards.

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI), College Media Association (CMA), and the Southeast Regional EMMY Awards recently recognized Berry College’s student-run multimedia website, Viking Fusion, and Department of Communication students in their respective competitions.All three competitions announced prize nominees and finalists in the last few weeks. 

 CBI National Student Production Awards finalists: 

  • PSA – “Dangers of Dating,” by filmmaking students 
  • Live Sports Broadcast, Berry Football vs. Centre College
  • Live Sports Broadcast, Berry Softball vs. Rhodes College 
CMA Pinnacle Awards finalists:   
  • Audio Talk/Entertainment Programs, “Martha’s Mysteries” 
  • Audio Slideshow, “Finding faith and recovery through hunting and fishing,” by McKenna Lentych
Southeast Regioinal EMMY Awards nominees for Student Production Awards:  
  • PSA, “Domestic Violence,” by filmmaking students 
  • Serious News Report, “Students Protest During Berry’s 2020 Mountain Day,” by Grace Snell 
  • Serious News Report, “The 2020 Freshman Experience: Mental Health,” by Madi Rowe 
CBI will announce its winners as part of the organization’s annual National Student Electronic Media Convention in October. Winners of CMA Pinnacle Awards will be announced during the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention October 14-17 in New Orleans. 

Kemp names area residents to state boards: Announced by Brian Kemp’s office on Thursday:

  • Criminal Justice Coordinating Council: Scotty Eugene Hancock is the Post 5 Representative on the Floyd County Board of Commissioners and most recently served as the Chair of the Floyd County Board of Commissioners from 2019 to 2020. Hancock also serves on the Floyd County Public Safety Committee, Joint Services Committee, Rome-Floyd Solid Waste Commission, Rome-Floyd Transportation Policy Committee, Rome-Floyd Joint Development Oversight Committee, Floyd County Department of Family and Children Services Board, Floyd County Board of Health, Rome-Floyd Development Authority, Gordon-Floyd Development Authority, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, and the Rome-Floyd Fire Overview. He is currently the Outreach and EMS Relations Director at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Hancock served seven years in the United States Army with the 25th Infantry Division. He and his wife, Ronda, are foster parents and have three children.
  • Sexual Offender Registration Review Board: Kaitlyn Brooks Morrell is the Services Coordinator for the Gordon County Child Advocacy Center in Calhoun, GA, where she provides advocacy services to child victims and witnesses of abuse and their non-offending caregivers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in counseling psychology from Toccoa Falls College and has been in the field for almost five years. Prior to working at the CAC, she worked in direct client services with survivors of domestic violence.

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