AU Alumni Honored at Emmy Awards

At the Ohio Valley Chapter of the NATAS, four Asbury University alumni won 15 regional Emmy Awards in eight categories.
Asbury University alumni won 15 regional Emmy Awards.

Four Asbury University alumni won a total of 15 regional Emmy Awards at the 51st annual awards ceremony of the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) on June 25. 

Honored at the ceremony were Asbury University Dean of Communication Arts Jim Owens ’79, Brandon Wickey ’99, Whit Bussey ‘08 and Brock Smith ’08. With eight Emmys, Smith received the most awards of any individual at the ceremony. 

Additionally, Oculus Studios, owned by Bussey and Smith, won a total of nine Emmy Awards, and a promotional video created by Oculus Studios for Asbury’s Master of Arts in Communications: Digital Storytelling program won four Emmy Awards — more than any other single production at the ceremony.

In addition to awarding regional and professional Emmys, NATAS also offers college students an opportunity to submit their work in 19 regional chapters across the country. This year, Asbury students won a total of five Student Production Awards in the Ohio Valley Chapter — the highest number in Asbury’s history. For more details about this year’s Student Production Awards, click here.

"It's exciting to see the industry recognize our grads with these Emmy Awards," said Owens. "When peers evaluate our alumni at such a high level, it helps build our credibility with the industry, and it's further confirmation of the great work Asbury students and alumni are doing in the field."

See below for a complete list of regional Emmy Awards won by Asbury alumni in 2015.

Informational / Instructional Program

News Quiz #3009, KET — Brandon Wickey

Director - Short Form

Asbury University: Masters of Arts in Communications, Oculus Studios — Brock Smith, Whit Bussey

Editor - Short Form

Asbury University: Masters In Communication Arts, Oculus Studios — Brock Smith, Whit Bussey

Photographer - Short Form

Asbury University: Masters In Communication Arts, Oculus Studios — Brock Smith, Whit Bussey

Commercial

Asbury University: Masters In Communication Arts, Oculus Studios — Brock Smith, Whit Bussey, Jim Owens

Graphic Arts 

CCU: On-Site Car Sale, Oculus Studios — Brock Smith

CCU: St. Matthews Grand Opening, Oculus Studios — Brock Smith

Oculus Studios Telly Awards Announcement, Oculus Studios — Brock Smith 

Musical Composition/Arrangement

Kenney Orthopedics: Homecoming, Oculus Studios — Whit Bussey 

Writer - Short Form

Kenney Orthopedics: Homecoming, Oculus Studios — Brock Smith

 

For more information on Asbury's Media Communication program, visit: asbury.edu/mediacomm

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