Georgia Southern students win two Emmy awards

Bradon Holder (left), Shelby Head and Holden Galatas accept the Emmy for Sports.

Tori Collins and Emma Smith

Georgia Southern University’s Multimedia Development Center received two awards from the Regional Southeast Emmy chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on June 9.

The MDC student production team received an Emmy for Sports for their coverage of GS vs. Fairfield baseball, as well as a Student Production Emmy for Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs for the production of the “Strings at Southern Chamber Music Festival”.

Director Art Berger said the MDC provides students with media training and hands-on experience that they can later translate into real-world opportunities.

“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,” Berger said.

Senior public relations major Holden Galatas received an individual nomination in the Talent category for an on-air sports broadcast.

The Student Production award went to Shelby Head, Bradon Holder, Jayden Moss, Robert Jackson, Sterling Mattison and Robert Ross.

Head, a junior art major and student production manager, said she is honored to have received two Emmys at her age.

“Being able to say that I’m a two-time Emmy award winner at the age of 21 is an extreme honor and I’m thankful every day that I applied for this job two years ago,” Head said. “It has truly changed my life.”

To see videos created by the GS MDC, click here.

Tori Collins, The George-Anne Daily Editor

Emma Smith, The George-Anne News Editor, [email protected]