Lansing Community College

LCC students take top prize at Michigan Association of Broadcasters Awards

By Marilyn Twine

Michigan Association of Broadcasters Awards Winners 2020

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) recently awarded their 2020 Michigan Students Broadcast Awards. In the category of College Radio – Public Service Announcement (PSA) it was LCC students taking home top honors.

Digital, Media, Audio and Cinema (DMAC) program students Marja Jones, Daron MacKinder, Jade Smith, Keith Saylor, Christopher Horta-Alcantar and Connor Carlson beat out colleges and universities from across the state with their entry, “I Have A Name.”

The PSA gives a stark overview of what it’s like to be homeless and how those who live this fate are still human beings. The lead role played by Daron MacKinder is a full-circle moment for the young man that spent nearly seven years homeless. MacKinder said, “I related the role to what I’ve been through in life.”

The entries were judged by Michigan broadcasters and were evaluated for their creativity, effectiveness and production value.

The awards were presented at the Main Luncheon at the Great Lakes Media Show at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 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 University 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

Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.


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