GOSHEN — Goshen College earned top honors in the 2013 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters college competition for the second year in a row.
Goshen was named “School of the Year” in the radio and television categories, beating out six other Indiana universities.
The school won both categories in 2012 as well.
“Last year was the first time anyone had won both categories,” said Jason Samuel, faculty advisor for the student radio station, The Globe. “To go and repeat that is incredible.”
Samuel said his students faced tough competition from schools with broadcasting departments larger than the entire Goshen College student body.
Samuel and Goshen College Television faculty advisor Seth Conley attributed Goshen’s success at the competition to the college’s emphasis on getting students involved with their areas of interest early.
“We intentionally try to get students in to the programs they’re interested in from the very beginning,” Conley said. “We get them plugged in right away.”
“It’s like sharpening a saw,” Samuel said. “If you take four years to sharpen, it will cut a lot sharper than if you only sharpen it for one or two years.”
Duane Stoltzfus, chairman of the Communication Department, said the award is a recognition of the students’ hard work.
“There are students that come in at 5:30 in the morning and students that stay past midnight,” he said. “It’s that kind of commitment that makes this possible.”