RREE Receives Praise for an Outstanding Semester

Southern Illinois University



CMCMA's River Region Evening Edition Noted for Outstanding Semester

December 09, 2015

College of Mass Communication and Media Arts Dean Dafna Lemish wrote the following:
Dear all,
TITLE:  outstanding performance by the RREE special Sports Preview team broadcast live on WSIU December 3, 2015.
Jak Tichenor who was at a loss of words (imagine that!) described it as follows:
"Hands-down, this is the best live, student produced television program I've seen on WSIU in all my years with the station.  Great visual story-telling in all the field packages, superb on-camera performances by the talent, and outstanding technical execution behind the scenes. 
This is a fantastic example of the "hands-on" learning experience that has set SIU's Department of Radio-Television and Digital Media apart as a national leader for more than half a century.
Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in this production. I know without a doubt that each of you will represent SIU with honor and distinction in our industry for years to come!"
I join the congratulations, and want to thank the team of faculty and staff that work so hard with our students to bring them to this level of excellence, in particular: Greg Todd, Joey Helleny, Dennis Galloway, Jak Tichenor, and Abby Hargrave.
A perfect example of what the collaboration between the academic side and WSIU in MCMA can achieve!
Here is the link, if you want to indulge yourself with a great sports program,