By: Marc Ransford—
Muncie, IN— Ball State University’s string of Emmy winners continued June 15 when students and recent graduates involved in multiple projects took home four statuettes from the 50th annual Emmy Awards for the Lower Great Lakes Chapter in Cleveland.
Ryan Shank, a 2018 graduate (Department of Telecommunications), was a double winner for the WIPB-TV production of “The Story of Jim Davis,” with one Emmy for directing, and a second as producer, sharing that award with 2019 graduate Emily Holland (producer) and 2018 graduate Jay Fields (assistant producer).
Students from the Department of Telecommunications immersive learning program Sports Link won two college production awards: Sports Program for “Ball State Men’s Basketball: The Process” (Alex Kartman, instructor, and senior Quinton Zielke and sophomore Max Abrahamson, producers) and Sports Documentary for “Family Legacy—The Cody Rudy Story” (2019 graduate Sam Ahrens and 2018 graduate Logan Dubbs, producers; junior Zach Roy, videographer).
The awards for the 2018 creations mark the 19th consecutive year that Ball State students, faculty, or staff have been honored by the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and brings Ball State’s Emmy total to 74.
About Ball State
Founded in 1918 and located in Muncie, Ball State is one of Indiana’s signature universities and an economic driver for the state. Ball State’s nearly 22,000 students come from all over Indiana, the nation, and the world, and its 780-acre campus is large enough to accommodate premier facilities and 19 NCAA Division I sports but small enough to ensure the friendliness, personal attention, and access that are the hallmarks of the University.