Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Dec 20, 2007




CMU graduate assistant awarded national broadcasting scholarship

Academic excellence and co-curricular involvement have led one Central Michigan University graduate student to receive a nationally competitive broadcasting scholarship.

Pinconning native Aaron Jones, a video production graduate assistant in CMU's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, recently received the Helen J. Sioussat/Fay Wells Scholarship from the Broadcast Education Association. The $1,250 scholarship is one of only 14 awarded annually to students at BEA member schools throughout the country.

Peter Orlik, director of CMU's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, said it has been several years since a CMU broadcasting student has received a scholarship from the extremely competitive program.

"Aaron's success is indicative of the comprehensive and high-quality work that BCA undergraduate and graduate students produce throughout their careers at CMU," Orlik said.

Flint Journal:

WWCK-FM (105.5) morning host Mike MacDonald said five of his listeners got early -- and needed -- Christmas presents from Trans-Siberian Orchestra founding member Paul O'Neill. MacDonald interviewed O'Neill on the air a couple of weeks ago and had to put him on hold to return to the air for a segment about a wish list to help needy local families... Founder aids local radio listeners (Thu, 12/20)







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