Media Appreciation Luncheon and Shott Excellence in Media Awards Program
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Bluefield College – Shott Hall - View in Google Maps
Coordinator: Chris Shoemaker ( )
Bluefield College will recognize local journalists, particularly excellence in media, during its 14th Annual Media Appreciation Luncheon and Shott Excellence in Media Awards Program, Friday, April 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Shott Hall. A media-student roundtable will follow from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Easley Library.
Since 2000, Bluefield College has hosted the area’s media professionals on campus for a luncheon, keynote address and media-student roundtable, all part of Media Appreciation Day. The event is designed to “recognize area media representatives for their efforts in promoting Bluefield College and serving the community.”
“This is an opportunity for us to express our appreciation for the role local journalists serve in our community,” said BC president, Dr. David Olive, “for the ways in which they inform the community, and the ways in which they tell the Bluefield College story.”
As part of the recognition for the day, the college presents two Shott Excellence-in-Media Awards, made possible by the generosity of media entrepreneur Michael Shott and his North Point Foundation in an effort to help preserve the legacy of the Shott family who pioneered the presence of news media in the Bluefield area.
The Shott Excellence-in-Media Journalist Award features a $1,000 cash prize and is designed to recognize a local member of the media who demonstrates excellence in his or her vocation and who makes a significant contribution to the local community. The Shott Excellence-in-Media Student Award features a $1,000 scholarship and is designed to recognize a current BC communications student who demonstrates excellence in the classroom and in his or her extracurricular communications activities.
The Media Day program also includes a keynote address from an expert in the media field or a motivational speaker and a roundtable discussion between members of the media and BC communications students.
For more information, visit www.bluefield.edu/mediaday.