Communications Students Sweep Environmental PSA Competition
March 13, 2014 – Eight Shaw
University Mass Communications students received awards in the City of
Raleigh’s Environmental PSA competition. The City established the Environmental
Awards to recognize outstanding work in environmental stewardship and to
recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to
the environment in our community.
addition to Shaw, students from Living Arts College and North Carolina State
University showcased their creativity and talent by submitting 30-second public
service announcements (PSAs). The winning submissions will be used as part of
the city’s outreach and education program to raise awareness of the Value of
Place - Matthew Coleman & Ahkeem Bowens, Video entitled: “Wasting
Place - Victoria Rodrigues, Video entitled: “Wasting Water”
Place - The Waters Team (Troy Thomas, Courtland Gingles, Unique Staggers, Ariel
Hatcher, Dennis McKniver), Video entitled: “The Water Brothers”
winners will receive cash awards in the amount of: $1,500 for first place, $750
for second place and $500 for third place, in addition to an engraved water
carafe as a trophy. Awards will be presented at the 2014 City of Raleigh Environmental
Awards Celebration held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the NC Museum of Natural
Sciences from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Cassandra Mitchell, chair of the Mass Communications Department and Watricia
Shuler, assistant professor of Film and Video Production helped the students
with crafting their PSAs.