University's annual Media Board banquet April 25 honored award-winning
student communicators, as each
of the six Elon student-media groups announced its outstanding member
for the past calendar year.
- Jessica Patchett.
- Travis Lusk
- Irene Harvey-Felder and Kaitlyn North
- Scott Myrick
- Phi Psi
Cli - Jen Heilman
Felicia Massey was recognized for more than 13 years of service
as a leader for Phi Psi Cli. She is retiring from the position after
the spring semester.
The guest speaker
was Skip Clark, director of photography for Go To Team, a Charleston,
S.C., video-production company. Clark's home base for "Go To"
is located in Charlotte. He has worked with ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC,
MTV, "America's Most Wanted," "Good Morning America," "The Today
Show," NBC Sports, Fox Sports, the Discovery Channel and others.
two key pieces of advice for the young communicators at the banquet.
"First, find the moment," he said. "You're probably
going to start your careers in a small place, and you'll go through
some frustrations. Even when it seems as if your entire day will
be filled with drudgery, look for the little opportunities there
are to seize a great moment. Shoot a story no one tells you to.
Find something you care about and do something you can take pride
He added that
each individual is responsible for his or her own success. "The
second thing is that this field is what you make of it," he
said. "Sometimes we focus to much on being in on the big story
or moving to the big market. Don't forget the journey is important.
Focus on today rather than tomorrow."
He closed by
encouraging students to be their own motivators. "If you aren't
being challenged, then YOU aren't trying hard enough," he said.
Go To Team's
Charlotte, North Carolina, office was established in 2001. Clark,
28, provides video footage and interviews to broadcast, cable and
corporate video clients, covering locations throughout North and
South Carolina. He got his start in television in Mansfield and
Columbus, Ohio, and Columbia, S.C., where he was chief photographer's
at the ABC affiliate, WOLO. He joined the Go To Team in 2000, and
has since found himself on both coasts for campaign coverage, in
many Carolina swamps, in hurricanes, in the middle of the September
11th tragedy, and on some popular reality-television assignments.