2015 College Student Award Nominees



The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter/Foundation is proud to announce its College/University nominees for the 2015 Upper Midwest Regional Student Production Awards!

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Radisson Blu2015 NATAS – Upper Midwest Regional Student Production Awards and Internship/College Fair! Join us Sunday April 12th at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the  Mall of AmericaIt’s a morning full of networking with business and college representatives followed by an afternoon ceremony recognizing excellence in media production for high School & college/university students within the NATAS – Upper Midwest region. (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin.)

While you’re in town for the Student Production Awards, you should take advantage of attending the 2015 Midwest Journalism Conference Friday & Saturday April 10th & 11th at the Crowne Plaza Airport in Bloomington near the Mall of America.  Click here for a list of sessions.

Student Production Crystal Pillar Award

Student Production Crystal Pillar Award

OFFICIAL NATIONAL NATAS RULES FOR STUDENT AWARD PROMOTION: Students are not considered peer professionals and as such, their regional student productions are NOT eligible for Emmy® award recognition.  Students may refer to being nominated for Student Production Crystal Pillar Award from the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter  or NATAS – Upper Midwest Student Production Award Nominee.  Students and schools may not use the Emmy® name or replica of the Emmy® figure in any form of school publications, commercial advertising and promotion.  Crystal Pillar Awards will be presented to recipient schools for promotional purposes.  Students listed on the official entry form are eligible to purchase duplicate awards.

Display your Student Production Award Nomination with an official Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter plaque or certificate.

Student Production Nomination Plaque ($65)

Student production Nomination Certificate. ($5)

Please check your nomination information.  There is a $15 to make an corrections.  If you needed something changed, email changes to info@midwestemmys.org.  If you have a name of an entry or person on your crew that is always mispronounced, please send us the correct pronunciation by March 15th, so our announcers can get it right.

The 2015 College/University Student Production Award Nominees are… (Nominations are listed in alphabetical order according to entry title)

C-01: College – Newscast

Campus News 4-26-14 – Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Brian Ashburn, Head Producer
  • Breann Lenzmeier, Associate Producer
  • Noor Alomran, Associate Producer
  • Kyle Wahlberg, Associate Producer
  • Jenna Weinberger, Associate Producer
  • Kenny Buck, Sports Producer

Daily Iowan TV Live – November 20, 2014 – University of Iowa

  • Dora Grote, News Director
  • Anna Theodosis, Executive Producer
  • Mary Colwell, Producer
  • Abigail Meier, Associate Producer/Reporter
  • Hannah Thomsen, Technical Director
  • Nick Fisher, Anchor
  • Greta Meyle, Anchor
  • Megan Sanchez, Reporter
  • Chelsie Brown, Co-Sports Director
  • Jalyn Souchek, Co-Sports Director
  • Austin Love, Reporter
  • Tanner Siegworth, Weather/Reporter

LCTV News – Loras College

  • Mareah Adolphs, Producer
  • Allison Wong, Anchor/Associate Producer
  • Payton Van Vors, Associate Producer
  • Makaila Haase, Anchor
  • Dimitri Villanueva, Sports Anchor
  • Joel Schmidt, Live Reporter
  • Kyle Jacobs, Live Reporter
  • Billy Rehfeld, Live Shot Producer
  • Thomas Graziano, Director
  • Samantha Cihak, Technical Director
  • Kate Berning, Advisor

Studio One Show #503 – University of North Dakota

  • Averi Haugesag, Anchor/Producer
  • Will Biernat, Anchor
  • Scott Wolff, Weather Producer/Anchor
  • Alex Stadnik, Director/Reporter
  • Tasha Olson, Reporter
  • Marty Mueller, Reporter
  • Kari Strandberg, Reporter
  • Brady Kappes, Photographer
  • Nick Johnsrude, Writer
  • Zach Worthy, Editor
  • Eirik Nilssen Bratli, Studio Production
  • Megan Hoffman, Studio Production

UTVS News – St. Cloud State University

  • Elizabeth Burda, Executive Producer
  • Danielle Maroney, Executive Producer
  • Colette Jackson, Associate Producer
  • Taylor Budge, Associate Producer

UTVS News en Español – St. Cloud State University

  • Emilio Ramos DeJesus, Producer

 

C-02: College – News: General Assignment – Serious News

A Positive Life – Wartburg College

  • Jeanne Edson, Reporter

Creating a Safe Environment – UTVS – St. Cloud State University

  • Karsen Forsman, Reporter

Driving in Fear – UTVS – St. Cloud State University

  • Emilio Ramos DeJesus, Reporter

Farm Safety – Wartburg College

  • Calyn Thompson, Reporter

Hearing Voices – Campus News – Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Ariana Babcock, Reporter

Obama visits St. Paul, outlines transit proposal – TommieMedia.com – University of St. Thomas

  • Briggs LeSavage, Reporter

Public Wi-Fi Dangers – Studio One – University of North Dakota

  • Marty Mueller, Writer/Editor

Shrimp farm comes to the Cedar Valley – Wartburg College

  • Ashley Davis, Reporter

 St. Thomas, U of M students protest Ferguson decision – TommieMedia.com – University of St. Thomas

  • Simeon Lancaster, Reporter

Student CNA – Campus News – Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Jocelyn Horazdovsky, Reporter

 

C-03: College – News: General Assignment – Light News

Campus Collies – Campus News – Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Meredith Wathne, Reporter

 Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trails – Central Lakes College

  • Riley Nelson, Reporter/Writer/Editor
  • Brandon Brown, Video Journalist

 For the Love of Dogs – UTVS – St. Cloud State University

  • Jessie Johnson, Producer

Fun with Physics – Campus News – Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Onize Ohikere, Reporter

Honor Flight Twin Cities – UTVS – St. Cloud State University

  • Emilio Ramos DeJesus, Producer
  • Mike Wiener, Videographer

Lighting Up The Heavens – UTVS – St. Cloud State University

  • Taylor Budge, Reporter

 

C-04: College – Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs

Capturing History – Recreating a Civil War Photograph – Hennepin Technical College

  • Ryan Hall, Editor
  • Jason Ewert, Producer
  • Tong Lee, Videographer
  • Richard Oxley, Advisor

Kenneth Quo Vadis – Hennepin Technical College

  • Shawn Marpe, Director/Writer/Editor
  • Richard Oxley, Advisor

NDSU Jazz Festival – Campus News – Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Meredith Wathne, Reporter

Pow Wow Dancer – Campus News – Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Jordan Schroeer, Reporter

 

C-05: College – Music Video

How Long Will I Love You – University of Wisconsin River Falls

  • Samuel Azasu, Student/Director
  • Julia Fong, Actress

Tyger & Lamb – Dordt College

  • Megan Kaiser, Producer/Editor
  • Daryl Bruinsma, Cinematographer/Editor
  • Jerusha Pimentel, Musician/Actress
  • Eric Geels, Actor
  • Natalee Drissell, Actress

 

C-06: College – Fiction

Fort Firerock – University of Northwestern, St. Paul

  • Jared Myers, Director/Writer/Animator/Editor
  • William Bakken, Producer
  • Sophie Meath, Director of Photography
  • Jacob Crosby, Musical Composer

I Will Survive – Central Lakes College

  • Austin Wensloff, Producer/Director/Writer
  • Mark Ambroz, Advisor

Shadow of the Sun – University of Northern Iowa

  • Mason Greer, Director
  • Alex Miller, Music Producer
  • Mason Greer, Writer
  • Mason Greer, Editor

 The Confession – Dordt College

  • Nathan Walter, Director
  • Kaylie Ogle, Producer
  • Lance Wunderink, Editor
  • Dan Woudenberg, Director of Photography
  • James Newhouse, Director of Photography

The Halts – Pilot Episode – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

  • Thomas Ducastel, Producer

 

C-07: College – Non-Fiction

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve Pre-visit Video

CBS: Cedar Creek Reserve – University of Minnesota: Twin Cities

  • Aidan Hutt, Director/Producer/Editor

Christopher’s Champions – Loras College

  • Laura Bohorquez, Director/Producer/Editor
  • Trey Davis, Director/Producer/Editor
  • Craig Schaefer, Advisor

Ger Kler: A Journey of Untold Strength

Extending the Link – College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University

  • Rachel Mullin, Co-Producer
  • Sean Raible, Co-Producer
  • Ashley LaLiberte, Production Assistant
  • Megan Towle, Production Assistant
  • Mackenzie Lecy, Production Assistant
  • Nikki Orth, Researcher
  • Ana Nugent, Production Assistant
  • Maria Jagodinski, Production Assistant
  • Andrew Warzecha, Videographer/Editor
  • Thomas Brossart, Videographer
  • Su Nguyen, Production Assistant

Henderson Fife and Drum – Hennepin Technical College

  • Tong Lee, Videographer/Editor
  • Salvador Rodriguez, Videographer
  • Richard Oxley, Advisor

Home Country – Wartburg College

  • Jacqueline Schutte, Producer
  • Ali Kilburg, Producer
  • Lanie Crouse, Producer
  • Carmen Stevens, Producer
  • Kristin Canning, Producer
  • Sarah Boraas, Producer
  • Danny Housholder, Producer

One Chill Ride – University of Minnesota – Duluth

  • Keegan Burckhard, Director
  • Sam Enochs, Music

The Battle Continues: The Story of James Stephenson – Loras College

  • Mariah Duran, Director/Producer/Editor
  • Sami Reyes, Producer
  • Craig Schaefer, Advisor

The House Music Built – Wartburg College

  • Ashley Dickinson, Producer
  • Peter Hoffman, Producer
  • Ted Leuck, Producer
  • Armand Piecuch, Producer
  • Holly Hejlik, Producer
  • Caitlin Harbach, Producer
  • Justin Szykowny, Producer

The Unique Art of Tattooing – Central Lakes College

  • Darrin Chapman, Producer/Director/Writer
  • Mark Ambroz, Advisor

To Jake With Love – Wartburg College

  • Bekah Holten, Producer
  • Brianna Becker, Producer
  • Beth McAtee, Producer
  • Anna McMullen, Producer
  • Adam Azzaro, Producer
  • Katlyn Underwood, Producer
  • Simon Sager, Producer

 

C-08: College – Sports

Marlene Stollings: First Game as a Gopher

U of M Athletics – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

  • Benjamin Pobiel, Producer/Editor/Videographer
  • Dan West, Producer/Editor/Videographer
  • Charlie Weierke, Videographer

St. John’s vs. St. Thomas – UTVS – St. Cloud State University

  • Ted Leroux, Reporter

Tradition of Excellence – UTVS – St. Cloud State University

  • Jeremy Klein, Producer
  • Taylor Budge, Reporter

 

C-09: College – Sports: Live Event

Football vs St. Johns – Wartburg College

  • Seth Nutting, Knight Vision

SCSU vs UND – Husky Productions – St. Cloud State University

  • Elizabeth Burda, Producer
  • Patrick Crooks, Director
  • Brittany Rooney, Associate Producer
  • Matt Bohach, Technical Director

MSU vs NMU Playoff Game Two – Maverick Hockey Weekend – Bethany Lutheran College

  • Anthony Miller, Producer
  • Logan Hoppe, Director
  • Brian Christensen, Technical Director
  • Preston Schultz, Post-Game Producer/Audio Engineer

Wartburg Basketball vs Loras – Wartburg College

  • Seth Nutting, Knight Vision

 

C-10: College – Public Service (PSAs)

It’s On Us – Journalism and Mass Communication – Drake University

  • Rachel Collins, Producer/Director/Editor

PSA Brother and Sister – MN State Highway Patrol – Century College

  • Parminder Papial, Director
  • Kelli Smith, Producer
  • Nate McGowen, Camera Operator

PSA Hurry – Mn State Highway Patrol – Century College

  • Nate McGowen, Director/Camera Operator
  • Jenna Sederstrom, Producer

The Ones Forgotten – ITEMP.org – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

  • Steven Hoff, Producer

Yes Means Yes, No Means No – Central Lakes College

  • Brent Balmer, Producer/Co-Director/Videographer
  • Mitch McCallson, Writer/Co-Director/Editor

 

C-11: College – Public Affairs/Community Service

Generation Swipe – Wartburg College

  • Jeanne Edson, Reporter

How Mission Support Impacts Synod Ministries – Northeastern Iowa Synod – Wartburg College

  • Benjamin J Bogard, Producer

Survivor – Central Lakes College

  • Bobbi Kruchten, Producer/Director/Writer

 

C-12: College – Commercial

Hennepin Technical College – Culinary Program

  • Nolan Sinkler, Vidographer

MyDuhawk.com Commercial – Loras College

  • Juanita Bustamante, Animator
  • Lina Rodriguez, Producer
  • Zach Altfillisch, Director 

Test Drive Your Life: Short Form Promo – Wartburg College

  • Benjamin J Bogard, Producer

UNW Football – Compete With Purpose – University of Northwestern – St. Paul

  • Matthew Abeler, Director

 

C-13: College – Animation/Graphics/Special Effects

AE News Report – Hennepin Technical College

  • Henry Tice, Producer/Animator

Colombian Animation Compilation – Loras College

  • Juanita Bustamante, Animator
  • Lina Rodriguez, Producer/Associate Animator

The Audition – Hennepin Technical College

  • Bobby Rook, Producer/Animator

The Preacher – Loras College

  • Matt Resnick, Visual Effects Editor
  • Mariah Duran, Visual Effects Editor

UTVS Animation Showcase 2015 – St. Cloud State University

  • Wesley Beskar, Computer Artist/Designer/Editor
  • Tommy Vice, Audio Design/Creative Input

 

C-14: College – Director

Academy of Whole Learning – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Aaron Bergland, Director

Logan Hoppe – Maverick Hockey Weekend – Bethany Lutheran College

Winning Others Over – University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

  • Megan Gullifer, Director

 

C-15: College – Editor

Logan Hoppe

Maverick Hockey Weekend – Bethany Lutheran College

 

Maverick Hockey Weekend Coach’s Show with Mike Hastings

Bethany Lutheran College

Brian Christensen, Editor

 

Naoya Uchida Composite

Campus News – Minnesota State University – Moorhead

 

Sydnee Bendorf Composite – Century College

 

Zach Palmquist Senior Spotlight

Maverick Hockey Weekend – Bethany Lutheran College

Megan Maschoff, Editor

 

C-16: College – Photographer

Naoya Uchida Composite

Campus News – Minnesota State University – Moorhead

 

 

C-17: College – Talent

Jeremy Klein Composite – UTVS – St. Cloud State University

Jessica Gulseth Composite – Campus News – Minnesota State University – Moorhead

Nick Fisher Composite – Daily Iowan TV – University of Iowa

Taylor Budge Composite – UTVS – St. Cloud State University

Ted Leroux Composite – UTVS – St. Cloud State University

Young Politicians in North Dakota – Studio One – University of North Dakota

  • Averi Haugesag, Talent

 

C-18: College – Writing

Ariana Babcock Composite – Campus News – Minnesota State University – Moorhead

UMN Light Safety PSA – Parking and Transportation Services – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

  • Trevor Daniels, Writer

 

 



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