Bill Neill, University of La Verne alumnus and former professor of communications, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at the age of 82.
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Alumnus and former professor of communications Bill Neill, who attended La Verne College from 1955 to 1964 as an education major presented just some of the over 60 hours of footage he has shot of The University and its many events over the years to a packed room Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room.
The University’s changing priorities led to the cancellation of Communications Day 2013, University administrators said.
The communications department is once again in good hands with new leaders that are passionate about their media outlets and their ability to reach out to the University of La Verne community.
Senior broadcasting major Loren Coronado’s hard work and talent has hailed national success from the Broadcast Education Association Media Festival as she took home third place for her self-produced promo.
It must have been the warm air or the excitement that summer break is approaching. The Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony, held in the Sports Science and Athletics Pavilion on May 7, at times mimicked a Comedy Central Roast.
This year’s Honolulu International Film Festival has accepted a film made by University of La Verne alumna La Verne resident Jennifer Hoge and two University broadcast faculty members.
A video made by University of La Verne Communications Department professors Mike Laponis, Don Pollock and Radio/TV Operations Manager Shane Rodrigues has won a prestigious Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association.
Three professors in the University of La Verne communications department received an award of merit from the Accolade Awards for their film “City of La Verne,” produced for the 2009 Annual President’s Dinner Gala.