by jamesc 8/22/2014 2:05:35 PM --
LINCOLN – Two Northeast Community College students have earned scholarships from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association (NBA).
Sophomores Cole Hein, David City, and Dylan Strohl-Yeomans, Taylor, have each been awarded $500 scholarships. The NBA awards a $1,000 scholarship to each of its member schools to be used by students who are studying for careers in the radio/television industry. Northeast became a member of the association in 2013.
In order to qualify for the scholarships, students must have completed 24 hours in the broadcasting program, must be committed to completing an associate degree in the broadcasting program and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
Hein and Strohl-Yeomans were recognized at the NBA’s annual convention recently in Lincoln.
The Nebraska Broadcasters Association was formed in 1934, with the purposes of advancing the best interests of the free, local, over-the-air, full service radio and television broadcast industry in the State of Nebraska. It optimizes the business and regulatory environment in which the broadcast industry operates on a state, regional and national level; advanced the state of the art of broadcasting; increases respect for and the credibility of broadcasting; assists each broadcast station to better serve the public interest; and engages in activities and other undertakings, including but not limited to, Non-commercial Sustaining Announcement Programs (NCSA), which serve those purposes.
Hein has also been awarded the Robert E. Thomas Broadcasting Scholarship. The $600 scholarship is named in honor of the late Bob Thomas, longtime general manager of WJAG Radio in Norfolk.