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Georgia Southern University students receive four Emmy® nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized Georgia Southern University’s Multimedia Development Center (MDC) with four Student Emmy® Award nominations. The MDC student production teams received two nominations for Sports – Live Events, Fairfield vs. Georgia Southern in Men’s Baseball and Georgia State vs. Georgia Southern in Women’s Basketball. Also, student Holden Galatas received a nomination in the Talent category for his anchor work of these events.

“I’m so excited to have received this honor, I never really thought this would be occurring in this stage of my career. This has been a team effort since we started. If I win this, it is a trophy for the team not just for me,” said Galatas.

Students Shelby Head, Bradon Holder, Jayden Moss, Sterling Mattison and Robert Ross received a nomination for Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs for the production of the “Strings at Southern Chamber Music Festival.”

“The experience working at the MDC has provided me with an unsurpassed professional experience in the broadcast and video production field. I have been presented with numerous opportunities to grow and really augment my major of Electrical Engineering with this educational experience. I can’t thank Georgia Southern enough for this opportunity,” said Holder.

Moss also received a nomination in the Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs category and has been hired to produce videos for Disney Theme Parks upon graduating from Georgia Southern.

“Thank you Georgia Southern, it’s because of the experience at the MDC that I was able to be hired in my job at Disney and then be nominated for this award,” said Moss.

The student Emmy® winners will be announced in Atlanta on June 9.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, NATAS, is a professional organization for individuals in the television and broadcasting industry.  NATAS is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television broadcasting industry and the gatekeepers of the prestigious regional EMMY® Awards.The Southeast Chapter represents the most experienced and talented television professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from each of our television markets (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Asheville, N.C.).

The MDC, a division of University Advancement and External Affairs, provides students with training and hands-on experience that they can then translate into real-world opportunities. Students run cameras, direct, produce and manage more than one-hundred live events each year including ESPN3 and nationally televised broadcasts.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit



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