NAU brings home regional Emmy Awards

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NAU students Mari Cleven, Andrew Moraca, Chris Binning and Emani Payne received five student production awards at the Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Awards ceremony ceremony Oct. 18 in Scottsdale.

The winning student productions include a story on Buffalo soldiers, a U.S. Army regiment of African Americans formed in 1866, a fiction piece called In Tandem, and a story on the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure course.

Karen Pugliesi, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, said these awards reflect the quality of NAU’s education. “This year’s Emmy awards are but one of many examples of how the School of Communication’s faculty and leading edge learning experiences result in the highest levels of student achievement.” School of Communication graduates go on to be highly accomplished leaders in their professions, Pugliesi added, noting the many alumni on campus this week for 2014 Homecoming activities.

Jerry Anderfuren, NAU-TV videographer and producer, won three professional regional Emmy Awards. One award, received in the director category, was for a True Blue commercial, co-produced by Angele Anderfuren, a lecturer in the School of Communication.