Student Television has been honored with two 2002 Communicator Awards
of Distinction, one each for the programs "Win Stuff"
Awards is an international competition judged by industry professionals.
The Award of Distinction is presented to shows or projects that
exceed industry standards in production or communication skills.
Elon's entries were among 3,242 from 48 states, the District of
Columbia and nine other nations. About 18 percent of the programs
entered earned the Award of Distinction.
was created three years ago by Elon student Michelle Niland. Last
year, the program won an honorable mention in the Communicator Awards.
This year the show has a new set and a new full-time host, junior
Chad Nason. Kristen Grisgavage, a sophomore, is the director. She
will become the producer of the show when Niland graduates in May.
A 21-student production group shoots two shows twice a month. The
program is aired locally at 6 p.m. Thursdays on Time Warner Cable.
Jason McMerty said "University" was created in 2000 and
has won three previous national awards. The 2002 series included
six internationally themed episodes produced by Jessica Rivelli.
The show entered in the competition was titled "U.S. Foreign
Policy in the Middle East." Erin Cooper was instrumental in
editing the program before distribution. "University"
will tape another season during the coming spring semester, led
by a new ESTV team.