Monday, October 30
Congratulations, Justin Egley!
A cat and a young girl have helped a Westminster grad gain national recognition by winning a broadcasting award for best television public service announcement (PSA). Justin Egley produced a 30 second PSA for the Lawrence County Humane Society last spring for his commericlal production class. That spot featured a young girl entertaining a cat at a tea party and he called the spot "Adopt Your New Best Friend." Now the College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) named Egley's spot as the best in the nation. The CBI announced its award winners at its 2006 CBI Student Production Awards in St. Louis.
Egley currently works as a videographer for WKBN TV in Youngstown, Ohio. Before that he shot and edited video for the New Castle News and its award-winning web site, Crunch, which is dedicated to Lawrence County high school football.
Egley majored in arts technology at Westminster College but discovered broadcast communications and made it his minor. His PSA now runs on the Westminster Cable Network promoting pet adoption in Lawrence County.