Huntington students earn NRB awards in Nashville

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2003-02-18
Huntington, Ind.—Fourteen Huntington College communication students recently attended the National Religious Broadcasting (NRB) Convention at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Each year, Dr. Lance Clark’s communication students enter various projects into the Intercollegiate Religious Broadcasting (IRB) National Competition, a section of the NRB. For the 2003 competition, Huntington students earned three prestigious awards.

Kendra Coppler, a junior from Roann, Ind., placed second in the national Al Sanders Essay Contest. She presented her paper on the topic of internet hoaxes and the Christian response at the Intercollegiate Religious Broadcasters annual session.

Jim Hogg, a senior from Webberville, Mich., received second place in the Web Design category. The judges critiqued his web pages that were designed for the Huntington College campus radio station, 105.5 Fuse FM.

The final honor received went to HCTV, the Huntington College news program. Kathryn Nix, a senior from Fort Wayne, Ind., Andre Laird, a senior from Mastic, N.Y., and Jonathan Bordeaux, a junior from Huntington, Ind., placed third in the Field category with a selected news show.

The other students that attended this seminar included:

David Bryan, Jr., a senior from Palmyra, Mich.
Michael Szapkiw, a senior from Lagrange, Ind.
Anca Thompson, a senior from Huntington, Ind.
Brooke Welch, a junior from Berne, Ind.
Elizabeth Hurley, a junior from Goshen, Ind.
Michelle Saylor, a senior from Salem, Wis.
Jason Atkinson, a senior from Indianapolis, Ind.
David Wynegar, a sophomore from South Bend, Ind.
Amy Cuthbert, a junior from Dowagiac, Wis.
Justin Clifton, a senior from Huntington, Ind.
While at the convention, Huntington students were invited into Ralph Winters penthouse suite to learn how he became a successful movie producer. In his making of movies, such as Planet of the Apes, Xmen, Mighty Joe Young, and the Star Trek series, he informed the students of how he has been able to maintain his Christian values even while in Hollywood.

Another main attraction for the students was attending President George W. Bush’s speech to the NRB. Out of the six thousand people attending the convention, only 2,300 were allowed to be present at the President’s address. Huntington students were not only very close to the front, but they were also allowed to meet Michael W. Smith as he was there performing a time of worship before the President took the stage.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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