NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – The national awards among faculty competing in the Broadcast Education Association have been released and the Chair of the Department of Communications at Tennessee State University, Dr. Terry Likes, has won the “Best of Competition” award in the Faculty Audio Competition category.
Likes won for his report, “It Was 50 Years Ago…The Beatles: Legacy,” which documents how it has been 50 years since the Beatles first arrived in the United States.
The report, aired on the Tennessee Radio Network in October, looks back at the music of the Beatles, the impact, their significance here in Music City, and their legacy. The report may be found online at http://youtu.be/bjBVGSKBFeY.
“Creative activity aids what we do in the classroom,” said Likes. “When students can see professors remain active in the industry and achieve at a high level, professors can, in turn, encourage students to seek excellence in their own student competitions.”
The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international exhibition of award-winning faculty and student works. This year’s winners will receive recognition and exhibition of their works during the BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas in April.
This is the 10th BEA award for Likes. He won the Award of Excellence in 2012 and 2013, the Best of Competition in 2005 and 2010, and the Best of Festival in 2003 and 2008, which followed his second place winning in 2007 for the same award. In 2005, Likes won his first Best of Competition award, as well as two BEA First Place awards in 1999. He has also won six regional Edward R. Murrow awards and 17 KY/TN Associated Press awards. He is the recipient of 43 awards during his career including other honors from the National Broadcasting Society and the National Press Club.
Since joining TSU in 2008, Likes has won 29 awards or honors while his students have won 36 awards from the TN Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Southeast Journalism Conference and National Broadcasting Society.
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