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Student Chrissy Carter Wins Emmy

For the fourth time in the last six years, the Southeastern Channel has been named "Best College TV Station in the South" as awarded by the Southeast Journalism Conference at their 2014 convention in Lafayette this past weekend.

The SEJC is made up of all universities, including the largest ones, in the eight-state southeast U.S. region, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. This year there were 440 entries from 35 different universities.

For the fourth time in the last six years- and for the second year in a row- "Northshore News" won first place for the best college TV newscast and for the third year in a row it won "Best College Video News Program" in the only three years that category competition has been held.

Individual Southeastern Channel students were also named "Best in the South". "Northshore News" anchor/reporter Valerie Ponseti of Ponchatoula was named first-place winner as "Best Television Journalist" in the entire South while anchor/reporter/producer Erika Ferrando of Mandeville won second place as "Best Television Hard News Reporter" in the South.

In the onsite competition, Southeastern students combined forces in television, radio, print, photography and public relations to help the university finish in a five-way tie for second place for best overall college journalism.

Even though he's a TV/film videographer, editor, producer and reporter for the Southeastern Channel, Santiago Rodriguez of Columbia chipped in to help the university in "Radio News Reporting"'- even though he hasn't done radio before- and finished in second place to greatly aid Southeastern's final ranking.