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Mississippi State’s UTC staff win seven Emmy awards

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From left, UTC Director and OPA Associate Director David Garraway; Senior Documentary and Special Projects Producer James Parker; Creative Manager Hal Teasler; and Video Producer Olivia Aylsworth pictured with multiple Emmy Awards at the recent National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-Southeast Chapter awards ceremony.
From left, UTC Director and OPA Associate Director David Garraway; Senior Documentary and Special Projects Producer James Parker; Creative Manager Hal Teasler; and Video Producer Olivia Aylsworth pictured with multiple Emmy Awards at the recent National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-Southeast Chapter awards ceremony. (Photo submitted)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The University Television Center at Mississippi State—along with the ĢƵ Films initiative—has brought home seven new Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-Southeast Chapter. The units are part of ĢƵ’s Office of Public Affairs.

The awards were presented during a recent gathering in Atlanta, Georgia, and bring the initiative’s total to 24 Emmys won over the last four years.

“ĢƵ’s Television Center has produced high-quality work that has projected the university’s research prowess and the fantastic work of our faculty, staff and students all over the country,” said ĢƵ Vice President for Strategic Communications Sid Salter. “We’re proud of the work they’ve done and will continue to do to advance the university.”

UTC Director David Garraway said “ĢƵ Films and the TV Center are honored to be recognized by our peers for the quality of our work and the importance of the stories we share.

“Our incredibly talented staff has created a remarkable body of work in the last four years. ĢƵ Films has explored some of our state’s most pressing issues and we look forward to continuing to tell more of our state and university’s stories,” said Garraway, who also serves as associate director for ĢƵ’s Office of Public Affairs.

The seven Emmys from 13 nominations are more than received by all entities in the state of Mississippi combined, and the TV Center is the most Emmy-awarded organization in the Magnolia State.

Specifically, the awards include:

— “The Stuff of Nightmares,” Children/Youth/Teen category, produced by Hal Teasler, creative manager, and James Parker, senior documentary and special projects producer.

—“Any of Them,” Historical/Cultural category, produced by Olivia Aylsworth, video producer, and James Parker

—Hal Teasler, director (Short Form)

—James Parker, director (Long Form)

—James Parker, photographer (Short Form)

—Hal Teasler, motion graphics

—David Garraway, audio – post production

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