(864) 977-7000


Mass Communication Students Bring Home NRB Awards

North Greenville University’s award-winning mass communication students brought home seven awards from this year’s annual National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) International Christian Media Convention and Exposition held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN February 22-25.

According to NRB’s website, the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention and Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications. It is the best place to network with Christian communications leaders, to promote a program, and to obtain serious industry training.

The media awards program that is presented at the convention is designed to encourage excellence in production service to the community, faithfulness to the mission, commitment to the Gospel and personal integrity. NRB honors and celebrates outstanding facilities, ministries, programs, and producers to inspire others to raise their standards and create more compelling, relevant, and challenging Christian programming. 

In addition to providing 20 student volunteers for the convention, NGU had several students to bring home recognitions.

Twenty-three students participated in the 36-hour challenges in the areas of digital news and audio. In these challenge competitions, students attending the convention are faced with the challenge of producing an original NRB news report or unique audio production within a 36-hour time frame. Students work in teams and are free to select their own style and genre of news story and audio production.

NGU students Rashad Simmons from Riverdale, GA, James Smith from Simpsonville, and Matthew Lee from Spartanburg took home third place honors in the 35-Digital News Challenge. Patrick Ford from Williamston, Johnson Greene from Greenville, and Samantha McSwain from Tigerville achieved second place honors in the 36-Digital Audio Challenge.

In the Radio/Audio - Feature/Radio Drama category, Chelsea Bailey from McAdenville, NC and Samantha McSwain from Tigerville won first place for their North Greenville University Chapel Documentary and Elizabeth Pirkle from Salem and Seanna Walker from Anderson took second place for their NGU Twitter entry.

In addition, Travelers Rest native Mason Bayne’s short-film The Gambler won third place in the short film category, Steven Goransky from Taylors took home third place honors for his Time Waits for No Man music video, and Chelsea Bailey from McAdenville, NC won third place for her North Greenville’s Vision 48 News Team A submission in the studio production category.

 

Related Stories


Nationally Known Speakers to Highlight Christian Worldview Week
Event Helps Students to Know What They Believe and Why They Believe It  

NGU Music Ed Alum Sells All to Teach, Serve Overseas
Ashley O’Shields (’04) boarded a one-way flight to Cambodia in July 2016.  

Help NGU Film Team Win First Place
The NGU Film Team needs your help in winning a $5,000 National Religious Broadcasting Christian Vision Social Media Challenge First Place prize.  

It's Spring Break!
Pray for all NGU students as they travel to their many destinations. Pray for several student mission teams as they share the love and message of Christ.

Martin Crowned 2016 Homecoming Queen
Stevie Martin from Conway was crowned queen for North Greenville University’s 2016 homecoming on Saturday, October 29.  

Music Education Department Receives Grant
Department awarded grant to purchase classroom instruments and literature for music education students to teach music.

ODEL Student Head Coaches Growing Climbing Team
NGU senior Madison Gregory leads Climb Upstate’s Junior Rock Climbing Team as it continues to expand.  

NGU Tees Off Homecoming Weekend with Annual Golf Classic
NGU hosted over 100 golfers at the 29th Annual Marion Moorhead Golf Classic on Friday, October 28 at Cherokee Valley Golf Club.