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Student-operated WCTV and WUSN receive seven awards

Kayla Ayers Jul 18, 2023

Waynesburg University’s student-operated television station, WCTV, and sports network, WUSN, recently received a total of five Communicator Awards and two Telly Awards.

“It is an honor for WCTV and WUSN to be recognized by these outstanding organizations that represent high professional standards,” said Melinda Roeder-Skrbin, instructor of communication and WCTV faculty advisor. “Once again, our students earned more awards this year than any other university in the region. This recognition is a testament to their ambition, professionalism and teamwork.”

The winning entries for The Communicator Awards included:

  • “Soaring Sailplanes” – Caleb Yauger, reporter, WCTV
  • “The Haunting of Greene County” –Rebekah Vaughan, Micah Leith and Benjamin Champ, production team, WCTV
  • “WCTV Newscast” – Timothy Durkin, producer
  • “Waynesburg’s Men’s Basketball” – Jeremiah Miller, executive producer, WUSN live production
  • “WCTV Election Night Special Report” – Micah Leith, executive producer

The winning entries for The Telly Awards included:

  • “WCTV Newscast” – Timothy Durkin, producer
  • “WCTV Election Night Special Report” – Micah Leith, executive producer

The Communicator Awards, presented and reviewed by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA), is the leading international awards program for the recognition of excellence in all areas of communications. Annually, almost 5,000 entries are received from various agencies, companies and studios.

The Telly Awards honor excellence and creativity in video and television across all screens. Entries received span from all 50 states and five continents, and represent widely respected agencies, companies and stations.

“I am very proud of our students’ efforts and dedication to their craft,” said Roeder-Skrbin. “Their work exemplifies the excellence and high standards that WCTV and WUSN has come to represent.”