SOCM Students On Top at BEA Awards

From left: Anthony Rose, Rachel Bartolotta and Amber Clack display awards for their film productions at the Broadcast Education Association's annual awards event in Las Vegas. Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a private, Christ-centered college in West Palm Beach, Fla., USA.
From left: Anthony Rose, Rachel Bartolotta and Amber Clack display their scriptwriting awards at the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas.

Three students from the School of Communication and Media were among the winners at the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts, held in conjunction with the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas last week.

Junior public relations major Rachel Bartolotta from Wantagh, N.Y., tied for first place in the feature category of the scriptwriting competition for her project entitled “Callie O'Shay's Name in Lights.” Cinema-television majors junior Amber Clack from Fort Worth, Texas, took first place in the short subject category with her project, “Mirror,” while sophomore Anthony Rose from La Grange, Ky., received an honorable mention in the same category for “Three Years Strong.”

“The National Association of Broadcasters convention is one of the largest in the country and represents a unique opportunity for PBA students to experience the magnitude of the industry,” Dean Dr. Duane Meeks said. “I am very proud of them, having competed against a number of larger universities, and am delighted they could accept their awards in person.”