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Students Win Communicator Award

Published: May 02, 2013

A promotional video produced by Taylor University students for the Young Entrepreneurs Program of Grant County has won a Communicator Award of Excellence. The project was the semester-long effort of a team from Asst. Professor Kathy Bruner's Producing for Clients class in fall 2012.

The Communicator is an award for marketing and communication industry professionals. Founded nearly two decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives more than 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind. According to the Communicator's web site, the Award of Excellence is given to those entrants whose ability to communicate positions them as the "best in the field."

"The award is a great honor for us after a semester of hard work," said Kevin Baker, the project's producer. His teammates were Nathan Pfaff (director) and Caleb Pack (editor). The team assembled footage from Mississinewa and Marion High Schools as well as the outdoor ropes course at Taylor University, telling the dynamic story of why high school students should get involved with YEP.

"The visual approach, editing and script were excellent," said Bruner, "and the interviews with this year's YEP participants were so enthusiastic that I can see why the judges recognized the project." Bruner added, "It's always a joy for us when Taylor can partner with the community."