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Georgia Southern University Receives Four Emmy Nods

Art Berger (front) and Jeremiah Womble direct live footage for "Inside Georgia Southern Baseball." Georgia Southern University received four 2014 Emmy Award Nominations.

Art Berger (front) and Jeremiah Womble direct live footage for “Inside Georgia Southern Baseball.” Georgia Southern University received four 2014 Emmy Award Nominations.

Georgia Southern University has received four 2014 Emmy Award nominations from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The nominations include Best Student News Production, Best Student Production, Best Sports Director and Best Technical Director.

“We are very proud of our work and especially our student nominations. The work we produced this year for our sports is comparable to large network, Major League Baseball broadcasts,” said Art Berger, director of the Multimedia Development Center.

Berger received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Sports Director for his work with “Inside Georgia Southern Football.” He also received a nomination for Best Technical Director for directinglive games of Georgia Southern football and “Georgia Southern Baseball Live” with Ryan Chambers and Kris Draper.

Berger says that while he is proud of his nominations, the students are the ones who truly deserve the big win.

“We are very proud of the talent and dedication of our students,” said Berger. “Our student news which airs on www.georgiasouthern.tv compares to a CNN Headline newscast, and “Just Wild,” was a finalist this year in the MTV student video awards. I feel they have a really good chance.”

The projects and students that received nominations were “Just Wild” Saving Exotic Animals by Allen Lincoln, AnnNell Byne, Jose Ocampo, Tim Hunt and Jake Taylor; and “Chomp the Gators and Gus in Space” by Allen Lincoln, Sade Thomas, Wilson Brown, Evan Lebish, Robert O’Donnell, Tim Bragg and Cassandra Holmes.

The winners will be announced June 7th in Atlanta. This year the Southeast Chapter received more than 1000 entries.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.

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