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UC Blue Ash eMedia Students Make it Eight in a Row


The award-winning music video by UC Blue Ash student, Brian Pfaff. 

June 25, 2015 – For the eighth consecutive year, students in Electronic Media Communications (eMedia) from the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College are being recognized with Student Production Awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

The eMedia students and their faculty advisors earned the recognition against a record field of 97 college and university entries from across Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. Television industry professionals judged the entries on behalf of the Academy.

Brian Pfaff won awards in the categories of Editing and Photography for his music video Misnomer: Hopeless Semantics ( Brian’s project also received an Honorable Mention for Short Form Fiction.

Other Honorable Mention recipients from UC Blue Ash include: Seth Bowman, in the category of Short Form Non-Fiction for his video Rimshot: A History of the Drum Set (; and Sam Clarke, in the category of Short-Form Non-Fiction for his documentary, The Arcade’s Legacy (

“The consistent recognition of our students and faculty by industry professionals in this prestigious competition, especially in the craft categories, underscores the technical strength of our program and provides important entryways into the industry for our graduates,” noted H. Michael Sanders, professor and department chair of Electronic Media Communications at UC Blue Ash.

The faculty advisors for the award–winning student productions from UC Blue Ash College include Professor Sanders, Dave Hubble and William Boyle, with the support of faculty and staff in Electronic Media Communications. The awards will be presented on July 25, 2015 during the annual Regional Emmy Awards Gala at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Professor Sanders was also recently elected to the Board of Governors of the Ohio Valley Chapter of NATAS, one of twenty regional chapters of the Academy across the U.S. It is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry in the four-state region of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. The complete list of Board of Governors is available at

The official NATAS press release on the Student Production Awards includes a complete listing of the award winners and honorable mention recipients. It is available at

For more information about the Electronic Media Communications degree and certificate programs, visit or call (513) 745-5717.

About UC Blue Ash College

UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in nearly 50 degrees and certificates, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio.

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