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SFA mass communication faculty member wins national awards

June 13, 2018 - University Marketing Communications
Linda Thorsen Bond, Stephen F. Austin State University mass communication faculty member, wrote and produced the Longmont Channel video, "Hot Time in the Old Town - 1925 Sylvan Supper," which recently won two Telly Awards.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - A television program written and produced by a Stephen F. Austin State University mass communication faculty member recently received a silver and bronze award during the 39th annual Telly Awards.

Dr. Linda Thorsen Bond wrote and produced the Longmont Channel video, "Hot Time in the Old Town - 1925 Sylvan Supper." The video received both the Silver Telly Award for the People's Telly - TV Programs/Segments and Bronze Award in the General-History television category.

The program highlights The Hovers, a prominent family from Longmont, Colorado, who hosted famous suppers at their home, Hoverhome. The suppers illustrated the hope, determination, commitment and success of the Longmont community.

According to Bond, the People's Telly is especially meaningful because people from across the country voted for the production. The General-History award was judged by experts to be one of the most significant historical productions of the year.

"There's nothing more fun to me than creating immersive historic events that let people step into the past. It's an honor to be recognized for my work."

To learn more information about SFA's Department of Mass Communication and its faculty members, visit sfasu.edu/masscomm.