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Thiel student radio station manager Hunt recognized, students attend IBS Conference


Thiel student radio station manager Hunt recognized, students attend IBS Conference

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College senior Ronnell Hunt, of New Castle, Pa., was honored by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Society (IBS) as one of the top five student radio station managers in the country. He was joined by seven other Thiel television and radio students at the IBS’s largest conference of the year in New York City.

The March 6-8 event featured more than 150 speakers, 100 sessions and tours, and more than 1,400 U.S. and international attendees. Hunt, a 2011 Union Area High School graduate, received a Golden Mic finalist trophy for being one of the top five student station managers out of more than 200 applicants.

WXTC Supervisor Peg Watts and TCTV Supervisor Mike McElroy joined students at the conference. TCTV is the College’s television station and WXTC is the campus radio station. Attendees went to lectures and watched demonstrations with the latest broadcasting technology.

IBS serves not-for-profit education affiliated high school radio, college radio, and community stations and streaming/webcasters.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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