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Midwestern State University Students Win Media Award

A documentary produced by students in the Midwestern State University Mass Communication Department has won the Barbara Jordan Media Award.

"Never Defeated," a documentary about Corey Wilson, a college football player who was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident, was cited as the best College Student Production. The program was produced by MSU mass communication majors Alyssa Biere, Mary Cuba, J.C. Rickman and Newchannel 6 Producer Samantha Forester.

The students, along with Wilson, will accept the award at a banquet in Austin scheduled for April 18.

The awards are sponsored by the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities and draw entries from across the state. Barbara Jordan was the first African-American elected to the Texas Senate and the first African-American woman from the South elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She also had multiple sclerosis but refused to let it control her life.

Dr. Jim Sernoe, chair of the Mass Communication Department and instructor for the documentary production course, said the award reflects several strengths of the department and university. "I keep telling our students that we can compete with anyone in the state, even if we're not as well-known as UT or A&M," he said. " 'Smaller' does not mean 'worse,' and in fact, it is often an asset. I couldn't be more thrilled for the students."

Previous documentaries produced by students in the Mass Communication Department have won awards through the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, the Southwestern Journalism .

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