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From left to right: Jake Gillespie, Matt Trust, Marina Barnett, Darby Sells, Holly Harrar, Amanda Trievel, Ian Fitzgerald and Zach Salsgiver

SUTV Takes Home A Regional Emmy Award in 2016

Shippensburg University Communication/Journalism collegiates and alumni have been nominated for 12 2016 NATAS Mid Atlantic Emmy awards. Among commercial professionals, five Communication/Journalism alumni garnered 10 nominations. Shippensburg Communication/Journalism undergraduates were nominated for two Emmys, one for our sports team and one for our news team.

The SUTV Sports Team was nominated for its live coverage of the, February 24th, Shippensburg basketball game and Make a Wish Foundation event. The team is competing with other colleges in the region like Penn State and Temple University.

The SUTV News Team was nominated for the individual public affairs/ community service report produced by Holly Harrar on an innovative college inclusion program. Holly, a May 2016 graduate of the Communication/Journalism program, is active in work for people with disabilities and used her platform on SUTV to bring attention to the possibilities of such programs for college aged people with disabilities. The report aired on SUTV News which broadcasts every Thursday night at 7 on SUTV.

“Inclusion in Action”

By: Holly Harrar


SUTV Takes Home A Regional Emmy Award in 2012


From left to right: Brandon “Bubba” Smith, Scott Clay, Amanda Peterson, Rachel Snody, Dr. Kim Garris and Kyle Rogers


Members of Shippensburg University’s campus television earned recognition among their peers and media professionals by taking home an Emmy award in September of 2012. The win was in the College Production-Sports Category for a story produced by Brandon “Bubba” Smith. The story, “Red Raider Goes For Gold,” highlighted Shippensburg alumna Neely Spence’s goal to compete in the Summer Olympics. Smith graduated from Shippensburg last May and was general manager of SUTV for two years.

According to Dr. Kim Garris, associate professor of communication/journalism and SUTV advisor, “He played a vital role in raising the bar and I am so pleased that he was rewarded this way individually.  The award also speaks highly to the entire SUTV crew, as none of the productions is produced alone. It takes an entire team to make it happen.”

SUTV also received an Emmy nomination in the College Student Production-Long Form: Fiction/Non-Fiction category for the program “Hidden Barriers,” a 30-minute segment that looked into diversity on campus.

Of 40 college entries this year, only 14 received nominations, and Shippensburg garnered two.  This is the second year members of SUTV were nominated by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

“We have worked extremely hard over the last few years to raise the quality of our content to that which is comparable to professional work. We are so delighted that the professionals agree,” Garris said.

“Red Raiders Goes For Gold”

By: Brandon Smith


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