Lansing Community College

‘Please Stay’ wins Telly award

LCC Program honored with Bronze Telly

By Marilyn Twine

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Lansing, Mich. - “Please Stay: A Call for Suicide and Depression Awareness” was honored with a Bronze Telly in the Non-Broadcast/Social Impact category at the 43rd Annual Telly Awards.

“Please Stay” premiered last November, and was produced by LCC Performing Arts and Counseling Services. The program seeks to increase awareness of suicide and depression. It centers on the urgency to destigmatize mental health challenges by encouraging people who are struggling to seek the help they deserve and need. The program uses poetry, music, drama, dialogue and dance to explore the pain of mental health struggles, offer reflections and resources, and heed the very human call for help with compassion and support.

The worldwide Telly Awards recognize excellence in video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards received more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.

More than 150 students and more than a dozen faculty and staff contributed to the program. The multidisciplinary program was led by Jonathan Ten Brink, Melissa Kaplan, Rob Edwards, Louise Rabidoux, Barb Clauer, Lauren Mudry, Layne Ingram, Andy Callis, Paige Tufford and Brock Elsesser. Congratulations to this amazing team.

To learn more about LCC’s arts programs visit ArtsConnect@LCC.


About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 14,500 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The Transfer Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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