PCC students create award-winning videos
PCC students tout
in ‘Create Our
Community College students put their creativity to
work for the College by
creating promotional videos in the College’s first “Create Our Video” contest
and won some scholarship money to help pay for their PCC classes. Students
worked individually and in groups of their own choosing since this was not a
class project. The entrants created five different videos that included
testimonials, campus tours, program highlights, humor and special effects.
winners were named at the PCC Foundation’s annual President’s Club social and
included five winners. First place went to Kristy Wilkins, who wrote and
performed an original song entitled “Piedmont Community College is Right for
You.” She received a $500 PCC scholarship award. Other winners included:
Second: Violet Jackson for “PCC Film,” a compilation of film and
video projects and comments from PCC Film and Video students. She won a
$250 PCC scholarship.
Third: Noah Yudell for “April,” a video highlighting PCC’s Caswell
County Campus. His prize was a $150 PCC scholarship.
Fourth: Mildred Speed for “Yes you Can,” a video in which she tells
her personal story of completing the GED program at the age of 74. She was
the recipient of the North Carolina Community College/Family Literacy
Student of the Year Award in 2010.
Fifth: Digital Effects and Animation Technology students Ben Daniel,
Josh McDaniel, Michael Nunn, Richard Helms and Eric Efthiamiadis, who used
the skills they learned in the program to create an animated video.
contest was made possible by a mini-grant awarded by the PCC Foundation to PCC
staff member Kevin Tyburski, PCC’s web technician/graphic designer. He
organized the contest, established guidelines, promoted the project, and
provided advice to students as they completed their projects. A team of judges
critiqued and scored the entries. Tyburski said the competition was close with
only 15 points separating the top five videos.
The videos may be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/piedmontcc.
“Create Your Video” mini-grant was one of seven selected for funding from among
13 proposals submitted by PCC faculty and staff. Awards totaled more than
$10,000. The PCC Foundation sponsors the mini-grant competition annually. For
more information on programs funded by the PCC Foundation or on how you can make
a contribution, please contact Elizabeth Townsend at (336) 599-1181, ext. 204
our Video” winners pictured with their awards are, from left, Violet Jackson,
second place; and Kristy Wilkins, first place winner. The students competed in
a contest to create PCC recruitment videos. The top three winners in the
contest received scholarships from the PCC Foundation.