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Penn College Employees Serve as Regional Emmy Judges

A group of Pennsylvania College of Technology employees recently served as judges for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Michigan Chapter Emmy Awards.

The foursome, made up of Bruce E. Huffman, instructor of media arts/video production; Christopher J. Leigh, video production coordinator; Brad L. Nason, associate professor of mass communications; and Tom Speicher, video production developer, judged the documentary and historical/culture feature categories.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the Emmy Awards.

The academy has 20 chapters throughout the United States. Speicher is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, which twice honored Penn College’s “You’re the Chef” series with Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations.

The college recently entered the first episode of its “degrees that work.” series to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Emmy Awards, and in return, Speicher was asked to assemble a panel of industry professionals to serve as judges for another chapter.

The Michigan Chapter’s documentary and historical/culture feature categories were judged separately by both the Williamsport panel and a panel from New Jersey Network. Each panelist judged entries on a scale of 1-10 in each of three areas: content, creativity and execution. The combined results of the two panels will be used to determine nominees in the two categories.

The Michigan Chapter will present its Emmy Awards on June 7 in Detroit.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter will announce its nominees and Penn College will find out whether its entry is among them in August.

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