CMU student elected to top position in National Broadcasting Society
A prestigious national broadcasting organization has chosen a Central Michigan University undergraduate to serve as the voice of its student members.
Novi junior Dan Church, a 2005 graduate of Novi High School, has been appointed chairman of the National Broadcasting Society's Student Advisory Council, serving as a liaison between the student members of NBS and the organization's National Advisory Council.
As chairman, Church is responsible for overseeing meetings of the Student Advisory Council, which includes student representatives from across the country. After discussing the concerns and needs of student chapters, he advises the national council on these topics. He also is involved in planning the organization's national convention in the spring.
"I feel incredibly honored to have the opportunity to represent students at the national level," Church said. "It has been very rewarding so far. I've worked with several interesting faculty members and networked with media professionals from across the country."
Church currently serves as the president of CMU's NBS chapter. The chapter's adviser, broadcast and cinematic arts faculty member Jerry Henderson, lists Church's upbeat demeanor and natural leadership style as contributing factors to his appointment.
At the 2007 NBS national convention in Chicago, Church was named National Rookie Member of the Year. In addition, CMU's chapter was named the nation's Most Improved Chapter.
Church, a broadcast and cinematic arts major, is a Leader Advancement Scholarship recipient and is involved with CMU's student-run television station, MHTV, and its News Central 34 newscast. He also works as a production assistant at WNEM-TV 5 in Saginaw.
"Without the skills that I've learned over the years through the Leadership Institute and the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, I wouldn't have ever been close to holding this position," he said. "Now, I feel confident in my abilities to lead and be the voice of student members."