‘Striving for the Extraordinary’ Wins a Telly Award

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Article by: Artelia C. Gillam

LARGO, Md. — Striving for the Extraordinary, the breakthrough documentary that chronicles a year in the experiences of male students in the Diverse Student Male Initiatives (DMSI) program at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC), has won a Telly Award in the Educational Institution category.

Foundedin1979,theTellyAwardsisthepremierawardhonoringoutstandinglocal,regional,andcable TVcommercialsandprograms,thefinestvideoandfilmproductions,andwebcommercials,videosandfilms.Winnersrepresentthebestworkofthemostrespectedadvertisingagencies,production companies, television stations, cableoperators, and corporate videodepartments in theworld.  

Striving for the Extraordinary, produced and directed by PGCC-TV's Angela Brown-Mathis and Marshall Johnson who served as associate producer and editor, has garnered tremendous support from both the college community and the media.  The film has been honored by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) with two District 1 Medallion Awards in the College Promotional Video category and the College Video Program category. NBC4 also featured DMSI’s founder, Brian Hamlin, and some PGCC senior administrators on their special human interest program called “Viewpoints”.