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Loyola SOC Students and Professor Win BEA Awards

The School of Communication won four awards at this year’s Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts! The winners were selected from a pool of over 1300 entries from over 250 colleges and universities worldwide.   

Professor John Goheen won the Award of Excellence for his Documentary Feature, We Are Tuvalu.  Professor Goheen and a team of Loyola University Chicago students traveled to Tuvalu in the summer of 2019, where they “served as instructors to Tuvalu youth interested in learning filmmaking and later as partners working alongside them as they created this unique, collaborative film project.”  

Graduate Student Jacob Pieczynski won two awards, one in the Short-form Documentary category for his film Disappeared: Chicago’s Lost Lesbian Bars, and one in the Multimedia Storytelling category for his project The Chicago 51. Program Director Richelle Rogers was the advisor on both projects.  

Goodspeed Ko, an Undergraduate Advertising Major, and DMST Graduate Student Meredith Paige Taylor won an Award of Excellence for their Spots piece, Tattoo Avenue Spot. Professor John Goheen was the advisor.  

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals.