Loras students recognized by the Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter Student Productions

BLOOMINGTON, MN – Loras College media students attended the Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter Student Production Awards on Friday.

The organization recognizes excellence in media production for high school and college students within the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Upper Midwest region, which includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Western Wisconsin.

LCTV photographer Charlie Grant won a NATAS Student Crystal Pillar for excellence in photography for his story about a Dubuque artist. That story can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUneNPyVGpk.

LCTV reporter and associate producer Kelly Kuboushek, along with her partner Jack Sarcone, won a NATAS Student Crystal Pillar for excellence in commercial. The commercial can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klTMkNOQXyg.

And Loras College media studies students Maddie Galloway and Melissa Link received the NATAS Student Crystal Pillar for excellence in Non-Fiction for their documentary, Behind the Bump: A Birth Mother’s Story. That can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB-FYCh_H-g.

Other Loras students who were nominated for a Student Crystal Pillar award were:

  • Charlie Grant, Allison Wong, Allie Kaleta, Rachel Choice, Frank Fernandez, Kelly Kuboushek, Sami Graff, Clare Huguelet and Levi Bernhard for “Newscast” for the LCTV Decision 2016 newscast.
  • Allison Wong, Payton Van Vors, Kelly Kuboushek, Rachel Choice, Charlie Grant and Sarah Muller for “Newscast” for LCTV News 11-30-16.
  • Makaila Haase and Juanita Bustamante for “Non-Fiction” for their documentary, Earning the Halo.
  • Allie Kaleta, Sami Graff, Aidan Wojciehowski, Rachel Choice and Sarah Mueller for “Sports: Program/Series” for SportsZONE 10-5-16.


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Allison is a senior at Loras College and is a Dubuque native. She's the Producer of LCTV News, along with Payton Van Vors, as well as an anchor and reporter. This past summer, Allison had an internship with KCRG in Dubuque, and she's continuing to work for them this Fall. Allison reports because she loves keeping her community informed on issues and events that matter to them.

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