Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Goshen College named Television School of the Year

Goshen College first-year student Kelsey Morris, a broadcasting and elementary education double major from Camby, Ind., and sophomore Yolo Lopez-Perez, a broadcasting major from Elkhart, Ind., anchor the bi-weekly student-produced television news broadcast of The Correspondent. Photo by Seth Conley.


GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen College's broadcasting program took top honors in the state this year, according to the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB). The college beat out 16 other schools, including Ball State and the University of Indianapolis, in being named the Television School of the Year.

"I am so proud of our students. They prove that you don't have to graduate from a large university to be successful in broadcasting," said Seth Conley, assistant professor of communication and faculty adviser for the bi-weekly student-produced television news broadcast, The Correspondent. "It is always great to receive an honor like this, but we realize it isn't everything. The true measure of our program's success is producing Christ-centered students who excel in their fields."

Broadcasting students also won nine individual awards in various video categories, including first place for music video; second place for best anchor, video magazine, package, school newscast and corporate video; and third place for spot production, music video, in-depth and entertainment video.

This year the college's television and video program, which is part of the college's Communication Department, has upgraded their GCTV studio with improved lighting and sets; partnered with the Elkhart Truth and to produce a webcast of the biggest local news of the week; and heavily connected The Correspondent to assignments in the broadcasting classes.

In addition, communication students were awarded other top honors at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association in April for the college's student-produced weekly newspaper, The Record. Those awards included second place for a news feature, second place in the sports photo category, third place in the best news photo category and third place for best front page in a newspaper.

The print awards cover the 2009 calendar year. Goshen College competes in Division III, which includes nondaily newspapers published at schools with enrollments of 2,000 or fewer full-time students.

The Communication Department recently released a video promoting the unique opportunities they offer with their majors in communication, journalism, broadcasting and public relations. View it at:

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or


Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college's Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron's Best Buys in Education, "Colleges of Distinction," "Making a Difference College Guide" and U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" edition, which named Goshen a "least debt college." Visit


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