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.
About Thiel College
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.