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Millersville NBS Chapter Wins Award at National Competition 

‘Ville senior Shawn Delong awarded national NBS Member of the Year.

Abigael Martin, a junior at Millersville in Media Arts Production, won in two categories.

Millersville University’s Chapter of the National Electronic Media Association (NBS/AERho) won individual and chapter awards at this year’s national virtual conference, taking home top podcast production award, top scriptwriting award, national student of the year and national chapter of the year award.  

Shawn Delong, senior Media Arts Production student at Millersville University, has a been a member of Millersville’s NBS chapter for four years. Delong was awarded national NBS Member of the year at this year’s national virtual conference and media competition.  

“Through the Millersville Chapter, I got an internship with the NBS organization where I gained experience working with clients, valuable career experience and connections with people in the industry” says Delong. “With the convention being online this year, the highlight of the convention was the expert panels giving their advice on how to get into the industry.”  

Delong encourages students to join Millersville’s chapter of NBS for the opportunity to get involved with the national conference. Through this opportunity, students are able to network with experts in the media field.  

Abigael Martin, a junior in Millersville’s Media Arts Production program was awarded top honors for her Drama Program Screenplay titled “Sweet Innocence.” Martin has been participating in Millersville’s chapter of NBS since 2020.  

“NBS at Millersville has helped me to advance my academic and professional pursuits by encouraging me to focus on projects and content that I am passionate about,” says Martin. “I am surrounded by a group of Millersville students who are always willing to lend me a hand, doing whatever it takes to help me accomplish what I set out to do. Without that passionate community, creating content you’re proud of becomes more challenging.”  

While at the NBS national virtual conference, students met with media professionals from across the country including representatives from CNN, ESPN, Disney and Good Morning America. They also had access to career panels, Q&A experiences and virtual networking opportunities. 

“While at college, it’s often hard to prioritize your own creativity,” says Martin. “In NBS, you are encouraged to take that creativity and make something that you can use to advance your love for the media and arts, along with creating things to add to future resumes.” 

Millersville students Allen Agostino, Victoria Pappas, Michael MacDonald and Becca Patches were also recognized as finalists in the video documentary program and podcast categories.  

To view a full list of competition results, visit http://www.nbs-aerho.org/convention2021/0-2020-2021%20Competition%20Results.pdf 


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