New web site wins national media award

By Heidi Heater, a sophomore from Jackson, Ky.

WILMORE, KY— The Asbury College media department won a fall 2006 Bronze Millennium Award for their new web site at http://www.asbury.edu/mediacom.

The Millennium Awards is one of the most respected national competitions in the United States. Its goal is to salute outstanding work in video/film/TV, print, web-design, audio and advertising. This season other Millennium Award recipients included ABC of New York, CNN and ESPN.

Students in the Interactive III class taught by Greg Bandy, associate professor of media communications, were assigned to create a web site for the media communications department that was easily updateable for the coming years.

Senior Bethany Heagele from Raleigh, N.C., said, “The class was more practice instead of theory.” She added that the project illustrated what it would be like to work for a client in the future.
The project incorporated students with experience in audio, video, design, photography, content management and copyediting. “When you look at a web site on the net, you don’t think about all the skills that go into it. It takes several people to pull it off,” Haegle said. “It was important for each student to finish his or her part of the project by the deadline in order to keep on schedule.”

Students involved in the project included: Jeremy White, A.J. Stich and Josh Taber, recent graduates; Tyler Tate, James Donaldson, Andy Fowler, Bethany Heagele, Sara Roe and Jordan Hollinger from the class of 2007 and Rob Hess from the class of 2008.