Students recognized at National Broadcasting Society conventionSEARCY, Ark. — The National Broadcasting Society Alpha Epsilon Rho
annual conference gathered March 16-19 in Los Angeles, and several
Harding University students were in attendance along with College of
Communication instructor Ginger Blackstone.
Sophomore Morgan Jones of Hendersonville, Tenn., the University’s NBS
chapter president, represented Harding at the conference along with
seniors Luz Marchena of San Jose, Costa Rica; Flor Ramos of La
Libertad, El Salvador; Jesus Jasso of Searcy; and LaRell Reynolds of
Dumfries, Va.; and sophomore Fabian Villegas of Heredia, Costa Rica.
Ramos won first place in the radio promotional spot category for the
University’s 2010 Homecoming musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
Marchena, Jasso and Villegas received honorable mention for their
entries in other categories.
Educational sessions at the conference included: “From Graduation to
Hollywood” by young professionals; “Beyond Powerful Radio:
Communicating Powerful in a Digital World” by Valerie Geller,
international broadcast consultant; “Breaking into Television
Production in LA” by Steve Schifrin, vice president of program
production services for CBS; and “Rising Through the Ranks in Radio”
by Erica Farber, founder of the FarberConnection LLC and former
CEO/publisher of Radio and Records. Attendees also participated in a
career focus where students networked with media professionals in
small group settings.
Harding’s chapter met with professionals outside of the NBS
convention, including 2006 alumnus David Condolora who works as a
second assistant editor for Walt Disney Animation Studios. His editing
work can be seen in the 2010 movie “Tangled.” Students also networked
with other professionals from organizations such as Univision, KTLA