GatorNBS takes on Hollywood, CA

Hi everyone,

What a week it has been here in Los Angeles, California representing UF’s wonderful College of Journalism and Communications. I’ve learned so many new skills and have met many great people. If you’d like a quick recap of what we did this week, I briefly blogged about it on my wordpress website.

Now, on to the exciting news! As usual, UF dominated the student competition. This year, we had 15 finalists in the national competition. That alone is a huge accomplishment. Tonight (Saturday, March 15), UF took home 6 total awards!!!

  • Leanna Scachetti, Audio News Package, Grand Prize (Plane Crash Breaking Newscast)
  • Lauren Rautenkranz, Video Feature Package, Grand Prize (Local farm benefitting from Halloween)
  • Bothaina Saleh, Video Open Category, Grand Prize, WUFT News Veterans Day Special
  • Lauren Rautenkranz, NBS-AERho Member of the Year
  • University of Florida, Chapter of the Year
  • Shahd El Lamei, Instagram On the Spot Competition

I am so incredibly proud and honored to be a part of such a great university! The Chapter of the Year award was something I have been striving for during my time as the GatorNBS President. I’d love to know if this is a first for UF!? I’m glad our hard work paid off. I’m also so happy with all 20 students who attended this week. They networked with professionals, asked questions during panel discussions, met with other students from different chapters, acted and dressed very professionally, and were consistently on their best behavior. Next year, NBS heads to Atlanta, GA for the annual convention.

I’ll be back in Gainesville for WUFT News at Six on Monday. I cannot wait to get back to my second home! Feel free to share this great news with others in our college. 🙂

Best,
Lauren Rautenkranz
GatorNBS President
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TAC Rapid Fire Recap

What a wonderful showing we had for tonight’s Telecommunications Advisory Council Rapid Fire. This event kicked off the TAC’s visit to the CJC quite well. Thank you to everyone who came (50+ members), and don’t forget about those one-on-one appointments tomorrow AND “Take a Member to Lunch” on Friday. Here are some highlights of the Rapid Fire meeting from social media:

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Make sure to stay up to date with everyone NBS! We have a lot going on this October and you don’t want to miss out on any of the excitement!

**T-Shirt money is due this Friday, October 11th. Email Melissa Marerro at melissammarrero@ufl.edu to coordinate a time to give her the $15. It’s highly encouraged that those of you attending the March national convention buy one, so we can be represented well with our GatorNBS logo in L.A.!**

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email gatornbs@gmail.com

Best,

Lauren Rautenkranz

NBS President