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WCTV students win six Communicator Awards

Sets new record for most number of awards

Matthew Stultz May 14, 2021

Waynesburg University’s student-operated television station, WCTV-14, recently received six Communicator Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA).

“I am extremely proud of the quality work our students produce regularly in class and through co-curricular organizations, such as WCTV,” said Melinda Roeder-Skrbin, instructor of communication. “It is especially rewarding that they were able to persist through some challenging times and while complying with pandemic safety guidelines.”

The following awards were presented to Waynesburg students:

  • Award of Excellence – “Alpaca Farming,” Rachel Pellegrino (reporter)
  • Award of Distinction – “Quest for 1000,” Lindsey Stenger (reporter)
  • Award of Distinction – “Election Night 2020,” Chris Hulse (producer and staff)
  • Award of Distinction – “College Interrupted by COVID,” Spring 2020 Documentary Production Course
  • Award of Distinction – “Plead Your Case,” Jack Hillgrove (producer)
  • Award of Distinction – “Waynesburg Effect,” Chris Hulse (producer and crew)

The six awards break Waynesburg University’s previous record of four awards, which was achieved last year.

“From basketball to business reports, our students put forth superior effort, taking a careful and creative approach to all our coverage,” added Roeder-Skrbin. “I am so pleased to see their efforts being recognized nationally. This is a great honor.”

The Communicator Awards honor excellence in strategic, effective and meaningful communication across digital, video, podcasts, marketing, mobile, print and more.

According to their website, the awards are sanctioned and judged by AIVA, an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms.

View the complete list of winners and their entries

About The Communicator Awards

The Communiator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. Founded by passionate communications professionals over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best digital, mobile, audio, video, and social content the industry has to offer. The Communicator Awards is widely recognized as one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

About Waynesburg University

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.