Team produces Department of Justice videos

WILMORE, KY—More than 20 Asbury College Media Communication students and faculty worked on the three U.S. Department of Justice “Project Safe Neighborhood” educational videos. In cooperation with Eastern Kentucky’s United States Attorney’s office, Asbury College was contracted to produce the video projects, using media students and faculty to do research, writing, videography, editing and design.

doj06.jpg“We believe projects like this provide students with the practical experience that they need to be competitive in today’s media industry,” said Greg Bandy ’76, assistant professor of media communication at the College. “Our program is well known for the opportunities we provide students in terms of working with the Olympics broadcasts, but we also see this type of project as another important component of our program and the unique education we offer here.”

Bandy was the project producer/writer/director who lead a team of students, alumni and faculty which included: Matt Holmes doj206.jpg’03, associate producer/photographer/editor; Ashley Hulbert ’04 Brockinton, assistant editor; Josh Whiteman ’05 and Mike Davis ’06, videographers; James Donaldson ’07, DVD interface designer; Sara Roe ’07, research/production assistant; Prof. Keith Barker ’91 (assistant professor of art), print packaging design; Dr. Shelby Thacker (professor of Spanish), Spanish translation coordinator/consultant; John Bruner, technical director. Also working with the project were Dr. Jim Owens ’79, professor of media communication and chair of the department, and Dr. Ray Whiteman, Asbury College Provost.

The program has won two international awards: A 2005 Bronze Telly Award ( for the Youth Module and a 2005 Platinum Marcom award (www.marcomawards) for the overall project.

To see the Lexington Herald-Leader story, click here.

Located 20 minutes south of Lexington, Asbury College is a private, residential, liberal arts institution committed to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. Founded in 1890, the College offers 49 undergraduate majors plus graduate programs in special education, teaching English as a second language and alternative teacher certification programs in several disciplines to approximately 1,300 students. For this release and more information about Asbury College, visit

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