Huntington, Ind.—Huntington College will send five communication students to the National Religious Broadcasting (NRB) Convention in Anaheim, Calif., from February 11-15, 2005. Each year Huntington College communication students enter various projects into the Intercollegiate National Religious Broadcasting (INRB) national student media competition. For the eighth consecutive year, Huntington students took several top honors at the 2005 competition, earning first, second or third place in four of the eight categories.
Todd Stapleton, a sophomore broadcast communication major from Tipp City, Ohio, placed first in the radio drama category with his short radio play titled “John 1513.” Ashley Schermerhorn, a junior broadcast communication major from Paw Paw, Mich., won third place in radio drama with her radio play titled “Unanswered Questions.”
Anca Thompson, a senior public relations major from Fort Wayne, Ind., placed second in the Al Sanders essay contest with her research paper, “Got Game.” Her paper, which discusses the role of video gaming in Christian communication, will be presented at the upcoming convention.
Jeff Blossom, a senior digital film studies major from Fort Wayne, Ind., and Erica Nazarenus, a senior digital film studies major from Fishers, Ind., placed third in the Music Video category with “Masquerade Shore,” an entry based on a song written by a Huntington College student.
Chris Wright, a senior broadcast communication major from Goshen, Ind., Katie Haifley, a senior communication studies major from Roanoke, Ind., and Stapleton took second place in the TV Studio category with a submission of HCTV, the Huntington College Communication Department’s weekly news magazine.
“I am very proud of these students and the good, consistent effort they place in their work,” said Dr. Lance Clark, assistant professor of communication and NRB committee member at large. “They represent the College and our department well.”