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College alum is MTSU Distinguished Alumnus

Nashville native Eddie Gossage, who is in his 21st year as the only president and general manager of Texas Motor Speedway, said he “was kind of surprised” when informed he is this year’s MTSU Distinguished Alumnus recipient.

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Journalism alumna Rogers is new GM of WKRN

Tracey Rogers, a veteran of Nashville television, has been named VP and general manager of WKRN, the market’s Nexstar-owned ABC affiliate.

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Alligood inducted in Journalism Hall of Fame

School of Journalism Associate Professor Leon Alligood was inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame on Aug. 15 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.

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College awards ceremony honors three alumni

The College of Media and Entertainment honored both students and alumni at the annual Wall of Fame and Student Awards ceremony on April 21.

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animation

Animation program ranks first in state, No. 33 in nation

Animation Career Review, an online resource for aspiring animators, game developers and more, listed MTSU’s animation program as the top in Tennessee. 

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College alumnus engineers audio in Oscar-winning animated short

MTSU alumnus and adjunct professor Daniel Rowland is hearing an entirely new song — one of international congratulations — after a successful working relationship with music virtuoso Adrian Belew led to creating the score for an Oscar-winning animated short film.

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EMC alumnus featured for Twenty One Pilots’ lighting

Tyler “Shap” Shapard, a 2014 alumnus of the Department of Electronic Media Communication, is the co-lighting designer and lighting director for the indie pop group Twenty One Pilots.

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Pete Fisher

Fisher headed to Cali as CEO of Academy of Country Music

MTSU alumnus Pete Fisher left his executive position with the Grand Ole Opry Jan. 30 to become CEO of the California-based Academy of Country Music.

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Mikki Rose

Mikki Rose, a college alumna and animator extraordinaire

The Golden Compass, an Academy Awarding-winning film for Best Visual Effects, gained a lot of critic attention.

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Country star Chris Young funds recording scholarship

Chris Young embraced the holiday spirit of giving for MTSU students this year.

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Nic Dugger

Nic Dugger’s TNDV is 2016 Small Business of the Year

In its July 29th edition, the Nashville Business Journal  named TNDV: Television LLC the 2016 Small Business of the Year in the Communications category as well as the Small Business of the Year Overall. 

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Roberts co-chairs Nashville gender-equality panel

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry introduced a new initiative, a Council on Gender Equity, to be spearheaded by public relations guru and MTSU mass communication alumnus (’87) Ronald Roberts.

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