Clarksville, TN – Barry Gresham, Austin Peay State University instructor of communication, recently received a national award at the Broadcast Education Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas. Gresham won the Faculty Short Form Sports Video Category: Best of Competition for his video, “Reedy Sears – APSU Hall of Fame.”The video was produced for the annual APSU Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and chronicled the life and career of Sears, who was one of the University’s greatest two-sport athletes from 1939-1942.
Sears lost his life in World War II as a member of the US Army Air Corp.
“This was truly a collaborative effort with my colleagues and students, and I’m very grateful for the time and dedication that went in to creating this piece by all of them,” Gresham said. “It was an honor and privilege to be able to tell the story of Mr. Sears, who paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving his life for his country.”
Collaborating with Gresham on this video were Dr. Mike Gotcher, professor of education, and David Ellison, video production coordinator, along with APSU Department of Communication students Brent Richardson, Christian Hodges and Ethan Schmidt.
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