Española, NM- Northern's Office of Institutional Advancement has again been honored for a short film as a part of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's annual Accolades competition.
The short film "It Takes a Valley"won a Silver Award in the category of Student-Produced video. The entry was made in David Lindblom's Fall 2014 Intro to Digital Video Production class that included a cohort of Peñasco High School dual-credit students.
The film featured stories from donors and scholarship recipients of Northern's Foundation and debuted at last year's Foundation Scholarship Gala.
"We were under a tight deadline to finish the film, so I made an initial stab at structuring the footage but it wasn't quite working," Lindblom said. "In our next class, the Peñasco students critiqued the results and made several key revisions. Suddenly, everything fell into place."
Northern has been recognized by CASE four consecutive years for projects including "Aftermath of Las Conchas Fire in Santa Clara Canyon," "Dear Mom and Dad," a film about Northern President Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló, and "The Staff of (Academic) Life," a video about Northern's staff that interjected their voices into the national discussion of higher ed.
Lindblom says that he plans to focus the next video on Northern's faculty.
Northern competed against other colleges and universities in New Mexico as well as those in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma for the honor.
Northern Video Wins Advancement Award for Fourth Year in a Row