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Georgia Southern University Multimedia Development Center wins Professional Emmy® Award

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Chapter has recognized Georgia Southern University’s Multimedia Development Center (MDC) with an Emmy® Award at their annual awards event in Atlanta. 

“The Eagle has Landed” won for Best Environment/Science Short Form Content in the Spanish language category. MDC Director Art Berger, Brianna Womack, Collin Crews and Doug Thompson were announced as winners at the event. English to Spanish translations for the production were provided by Professor of Spanish Dolores E. Rangel, Ph.D. 

“This is an outstanding accomplishment for us as a team and for the university, especially given the challenges of the pandemic and the quality of this year’s Emmy submissions,” said Berger. 

The MDC received three Emmy nominations this year. Berger received a best director nomination for Short Form Content and Ben Powell received a production nomination for an additional Spanish language category production of “Georgia Southern Robots.”

The MDC has previously received thirty-two professional and student Emmy nominations. The center has received five professional wins including best director, best sports director, and best technical director, and two Emmy awards for best audio with the Georgia Southern Symphony, including eight student Emmy wins. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 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.  

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers approximately 140 different degree programs serving almost 27,000 students through 10 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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