June 21, 2018

Belleville, Ontario, June 21, 2018 – Two recent graduates of Loyalist College’s three-year Film and TV Production Ontario College Advanced Diploma program have received a Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC) National Student Award. Sophie Kuhn and Jacob Wilkinson, who graduated from Loyalist in June 2018, were awarded Best Corporate/Client Based video for “The Spa @ Loyalist.”

More than 120 entries from colleges and universities across the country were entered into the 12 video and eight audio award categories.

Film and TV Production graduates Cameron Roth, Taylor Pereira and Simon Sheehan were runners-up in the Remote/Special category for “OJHL Hockey: Oakville vs. Wellington, Dec. 10, 2017.” Thomas Annable and Jon Lapointe, recent graduates of the College’s Radio Broadcasting Ontario College Diploma program, were also acknowledged. Thomas was a runner-up in the Commercial/PSA category for “Ovarian Cancer,” and Jon was a runner-up in the Station Imaging category for “Clash Day.”

“It’s always an honour to see Loyalist graduates recognized by BEAC,” said Kathleen Bazkur, Dean of the School of Media, Business and Access. “Our Media Studies professors are experts in their fields. Be it reporting, writing, directing or producing, they have invaluable industry experience which they impart to their students. Being acknowledged at the national level is a tribute to the perseverance, proficiency and passion of both our outstanding students and faculty.”

BEAC is dedicated to the professional development of faculty and administrators in Radio, Television, Broadcast Journalism and New Media programs in provincially accredited colleges and universities in Canada. 

About Loyalist College
Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, a deliberate choice of students and community for quality programs and student engagement, enabled by a creative, innovative and supportive organizational and learning culture. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist prepares students for rewarding careers through more than 70 full-time diploma, advanced diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media studies, skills and technology. Through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements, many Loyalist diploma graduates earn a degree in as little as one additional year. Continuing education options are also available through, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses. The College is a key driver of social and economic health in rural-urban eastern Ontario. It contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product, representing $530 million annually to the regional economy – based on a 2014 report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Loyalist collaborates with industry partners in various fields on applied research projects, creating amazing learning experiences for students and faculty. The College’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis (ARC) is Canada’s only College with a laboratory approved to conduct research with cannabis under the Narcotic Control Regulations. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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