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VSU Receives NINE EMMY Nominations

Published date: June 15, 2020

Greetings Trojan Family,

Congratulations are in order for Mr. Jesse Vaughn,  Director of the VSU Advance Creative Services Department.  Mr. Vaughn has been selected by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Capitol Region Emmy Awards to receive the prestigious Ted Yates AWARD. The Ted Yates Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding professional and personal qualities in their contribution to television news and public affairs in the National Capital Chesapeake Bay region. This highly coveted and prestigious award has been given to one deserving recipient a year since 1967.  CONGRATULATIONS JESSE VAUGHN, the 2020 recipient of the Ted Yates Award.

There is additional exciting news to share from our Emmy award winning VSU Advance Creative Services Department.  The Department, under the direction of Mr. Jesse Vaughn, has received NINE new Emmy Nominations for this year’s 2020 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Capitol Chapter.

The VSU  “Power to Transform” commercial received two EMMY nominations and the Study Jazz at VSU commercial received one EMMY nomination.  In addition, our VSU TODAY, Show 20  and  The Block, VSU School of Thought each garnered one EMMY nomination.

Dr. Zoe Spencer, a VSU professor of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice,  is also nominated for an EMMY as writer for “Say Her Name - School of Thought.”  The spoken word poem is also nominated for an EMMY  for Jesse Vaughn in each category as the Producer, Editor, and Director.

We are excited to have both of these EMMY worthy  professionals as part of the VSU Family!

The EMMY Awards Ceremony will be held virtually this year on August 8, 2020.  Congratulations!