UIWtv Wins First-Ever Emmys

December 1, 2020

Students Pick Up Honors for PSA and Magazine Program

San Antonio – Dec. 1, 2020 - For the first time ever, students from the University of the Incarnate Word’s UIWtv program have earned two awards from the Lone Star Emmy Educational Foundation. The first Emmy was awarded in the category of Public Service Announcement (PSA) and the second in the category of Magazine Program.

“I’m extremely proud of our students for excelling in their craft,” says Theresa Coronado, Communication Arts Instructor. “It’s a privilege to guide them in their filmmaking endeavors and witness their achievements.”

“I am incredibly astonished,” says Antonio Bocanegra who received the Emmy for his PSA titled “Self-Isolation”. Bocanegra produced the 60-second public service announcement about dealing with COVID-19 self-isolation while he himself was battling through a COVID diagnosis. “My whole household tested positive and I felt how self-isolation affects oneself,” says Bocanegra. “I wanted to inform others what to do during self-isolation. The goal of the PSA is to educate the public on why self-isolation is necessary during any health crisis, what activities you can do, and how to get support from national and local resources to manage your emotions and stability.”

The second Emmy award went to students at UIWtv who produced a 30-minute magazine program called “Cardstock” which highlighted programs and services offered at UIW. The show aired on the City of San Antonio’s TVSA-Education channel.

“It’s absolutely amazing. I’m ecstatic!” says Cardstock co-host Jacob Martinez. “This is the result of passionate individuals who were placed in the studio to make magic happen. Winning this Emmy to me is just absolutely phenomenal.”

“Producing a 30-minute news magazine show in half a semester requires a lot of coordination and production skill,” says Coronado. “The goal in the assignment was to allow students to produce a complete half-hour show while cultivating their storytelling abilities.”

“It’s a nice feeling knowing that our work was recognized,” says Allison Gomez, Cardstock producer. “I also enjoyed getting to know more about various projects that UIW is involved in, such as Cardinal Cupboard and Compassionate San Antonio.”

“I am humble and grateful to Professor Coronado for putting this program together,” adds Jason Futrell, Cardstock producer. “When we were nominated, I felt fulfilled. Knowing we won, I am overflowing with joy.”

The PSA was part of Bocanegra’s final assignment in Video Production I and the magazine program was part of the Spring 2020 Video Production II class.

Self Isolation PSA