Rising senior Meg Weissend came
to the College of Media with an interest in print media, but she’s leaving with
a passion for producing. And with a summer internship at the center of the nation’s
film and television industry, she’s gaining the real-world experience that will
help her achieve her ultimate goal — producing
and writing for a major-network television show.
In high school, Weissend was editor-in-chief
of her high school newspaper and envisioned becoming the next ground-breaking New York Times reporter. She always knew
she wanted to write, so she specifically chose the College of Media for its
reputation in journalism. She didn’t expect to find her calling in behind-the-scenes
broadcast work, but through courses like Video Editing and Adventure Travel and
Writing, she discovered this hidden passion.
College of Media students won six Crystal awards and one honorable mention for their
outstanding campaigns and projects at the Public Relations Society of America’s
(PRSA) West Virginia Chapter Awards Gala in Charleston on June 13. The Crystal
Award is the top prize in each of the Association’s award categories and honors
the most exceptional communications and public relations work in West Virginia.
For the second year in a row, the WVU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society
of America, led by faculty adviser Geah Pressgrove, was recognized as the Chapter
of the Year with a Crystal Award.