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In the News

telly_newlogolargeThe Telly Awards has named Middlesex Community College’s Corporate Media Center as a bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “The Functions and Values of Wetlands and Watercourses.” With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

The 48-minute video is a beautiful visual exploration of the functions and values of wetlands and watercourses, focusing on the key areas of hydrology, ecology and land use.  It also features the voice over talent of MxCC alumna Liz Parra as the voice of the narrator’s digital assistant. It is the third and final video in the Municipal Inland Wetland Commissioners Training Program and was produced for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

“This video is one of the most beautiful videos the Corporate Media Center has produced,” said Dan Nocera, corporate media producer. “We are so honored that we have received a Telly Award for this piece.”

A team of faculty, staff, and students produced the video, including Dan Nocera, Doug Rogers, Barbara Rogers, Rick Eriksen, and Lloyd Langevin. Student production assistants include Hollie Kinney, Trent Jones, Basheer Troche, Lahcen Rachem, and Cindy Gerstl.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “The accomplishment of Middlesex Community College’s Corporate Media Centerillustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

To find out more about the Telly Awards visit, tellyawards.com. To view the video series, visit CT DEEP’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ctdeepvideos.

The Middletown Press ran an awesome story about MxCC’s upcoming radio station, complete with photos of our current facility and floor plans of the new Center.

Middlesex Community College approved for radio frequency [middletownpress.com]
Coming soon on an FM radio near you is Middlesex Community College’s 107.5 FM radio station.

The Federal Communications Commission recently approved the community college to operate the frequency, according to Richard Lenoce, director of the college’s Center for New Media. The college now has 18 months to get its antenna and transmitter and get the equipment up and running.

Read the original article here.

The Hartford Courant wrote a really nice story on the progress we are making for the new radio station at MxCC.

Middlesex Community College Gets FCC Permit For Radio Station [courant.com]
Middlesex Community College recently received a permit from the Federal Communications Commission to build a radio station as part of its curriculum.
Professor Rich Lenoce, the director of the Center for New Media at the college, said the FCC granted a construction permit that gives the college 18 months to build a radio tower and transmitter, then start broadcasting.

Read the original article here.

A few weeks ago, we wrote about how a radio station is in the works at MxCC. Well, yesterday afternoon we found out that our application permit for a radio station was changed from “accepted” to GRANTED. So that means we have about 18 months to start broadcasting on the air! Now that we have the permit, our next step is to do a site survey at the transmitter/antenna site in Portland. We’ll need to figure out what’s needed and the costs before we can do anything else.

We will keep you updated throughout the next few months as we go through this process, so check back soon!

About the Center

Middlesex Community College's Center for New Media is located in Middletown, CT.


The CNM offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, graphic design, multimedia, and communication, as well as certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design.


We are a designated Center for Excellence in broadcast education and we prepare our students for jobs in the growing field of new media with a hands-on education.


Learn more about programs at MxCC's Center for New Media at www.mxcc.edu/cnm.


This project was funded by a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

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