Five Thiel College students nominated for national college broadcasting awards

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Five Thiel College media students have been nominated for Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards and among the students attending this year’s Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s 79th Annual Conference held at New York City’s Hotel Pennsylvania on March 1–3.

The yearly student media conference hosts more than 2,000 high school and college students from across the country and is completed with IBS’ National Golden Mic Awards ceremony. The conference consists of breakout workshops, lectures, hands-on technology trials, practices, and other sessions that cover various media-oriented topics like public relations, promotions, script writing and more.

For the fifth consecutive year, Thiel College’s radio station, WXTC, has been nominated for Golden Mic Awards. WXTC is recognized in the comedy and news and sports categories. Students involved in both WXTC and TCTV platforms are participating in the three-day conference. Thiel’s IBS nominees are Bailey Smith ’20, Talia Jackson ’21 and Kira Snyder ’19 (comedy) for Friday Night Gurus; Talia Jackson ’21 and Danielle Wiseman ’20 (news) for WXTC’s News at 6 and Shane Young ’19 for College Radio Sports Director of the Year.

According to IBS, the organization received more than 2,700 submissions of student media for the Golden Mic competition. Thiel students are among nominees from other institutions, such as Hofstra University, Cal-State San Diego, Kent State University, Gannon University and The College of William and Mary. This year’s keynote speaker is Scott Hopek, President of iHeart Radio’s NYC division. Other highlights include organized tours of iconic New York City media outlets such as SIRUS/FM Studios, NBC Studios and NYC’s famed Times Square.

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Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. 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 as it celebrates 150 years.