November 2014, Volume 18, Number 4

Making Their Mark


Lights, Camera, Scholarships

The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently awarded scholarships to three Miami Dade College students for their studies in the fields of television production and broadcast journalism. These scholarships are highly coveted within the industry, since NATAS is the professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry.

This year’s recipients are all students in Miami Dade College’s renowned School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT). Sevora Bivins and Ana Yvette Cruz are pursuing an Associate in Science in Radio & Television Broadcasting, while Denise De La Vega is completing SEDT’s rigorous four-year Bachelor of Applied Science in Film, Television & Digital Production.

“We are very proud to have our students recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,” said North Campus President Malou C. Harrison. “This is a true testament to our students’ talent and expertise in this highly competitive field.”

The winners, all of whom must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above, will receive scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 for college tuition, books and supplies. Attesting to the strength of MDC’s SEDT program is the fact that multiple MDC students have been recipients of NATAS scholarships in previous years.

For more about MDC’s television and film production programs, contact the School of Entertainment & Design Technology at 305-237-1696, or visit

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