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Georgia Southern students win Student Production EMMY® Awards

Holden Galatas, Shelby Head and Bradon Holder accept a Student Production EMMY® for Best Sports – Live Events at the 2018 Regional Southeast EMMY® Awards.

The Regional Southeast EMMY® chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized Georgia Southern University students with Student Production EMMY® Awards.

The Multimedia Development Center (MDC) student production team received an EMMY® for Sports – Live Events, Fairfield vs. Georgia Southern Baseball. Holden Galatas, anchor for this event, also received an individual award in the Talent category.

“I’m so excited to have received this honor,” said Galatas. “I never really thought this would be occurring in this stage of my career. This has been a team effort since we started.”

Shelby Head, Bradon Holder, Jayden Moss, Robert Jackson, Sterling Mattison and Robert Ross won a Student Production EMMY® Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs for the production of the “Strings at Southern Chamber Music Festival.”

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

The Southeast Student EMMY® awards encourage the pursuit of excellence in video production and focuses public attention on outstanding achievements produced by high school and college students.

“We are very proud of our students for winning these awards,” said Art Berger, director of the MDC.  “This year we’ve had many outstanding students who have worked very hard to achieve a true professional level with our live productions, and it has paid off for them. As a staff member at Georgia Southern University it is rewarding for me and all of our team to serve as mentors and to provide this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, watching our students grow, graduate and obtain outstanding media industry jobs.”

The MDC, a division of University Advancement and External Affairs, provides students with media training and hands-on experience that they can then translate into real-world opportunities. Students run cameras, direct, produce and manage over 100 live events each year on ESPN3 and other national televised broadcasts.  

The Regional Southeast EMMY® Chapter is one of 19 chapters throughout the United States identifying and celebrating television excellence at the local and regional level of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This chapter represents television professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from each of its markets in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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 GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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