GMU-TV Wins Three Telly Awards

Posted: March 11, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

GMU-TV has won three Telly awards for 2003, including the highest honor given–the Silver Telly. The Telly Awards were founded in 1980 to showcase and give recognition to outstanding nonnetwork and cable commercials. The competition was expanded several years ago to include film and video productions. Over the past 23 years, the Telly has become one of the most sought-after awards in the TV, commercial, and video industry.

Honored with a Silver Telly was GMU-TV’s Tech Horizons. The show is produced and directed by Steve Watson and is hosted by Lloyd Griffiths, dean of the School of Information Technology and Engineering, and Roger Stough, director of the Mason Enterprise Center. Special segment hosts are Curtis McNay, manager of Microsoft technology, and Joanne Wray, IT manager.

Also honored with Tellys were two telecourses: Communication 102 and Geography 380. The COMM 102 module, Creating Media, was produced and directed by Greg Smalfelt, written by Communication Department Chair Cindy Lont, hosted by George Mason alumnae Michelle Corolla, and shot by Steve Watson.

Virginia Journeys: Flushed was produced and videotaped by Rich Eggleton, written and hosted by George Mason alumnus Charlie Grymes, and directed by Richard Wood and Susan Kehoe.

The Telly Awards program receives more than 10,000 entries each year. Past winners and finalists have represented all 50 states and several countries.

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