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Waynesville producer wins national award

Producer, editor and videographer John Kenyon of Waynesville has been selected to receive the Award of Excellence in the slide and multimedia programs category by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education for District III.

Kenyon was cited by CASE for his role as producer, editor, and videographer for the multimedia video “Musical Theatre Program.” The video was produced in March 2009 as a promotional video for Western Carolina University’s musical theatre program.

The recent honor marks Kenyon’s second consecutive award in the annual CASE District III competition in the multimedia category. He also received an award last year for his work on a production titled “What is a Catamount?,” a historical retrospective of WCU athletics.

A 1992 graduate of East Carolina University, Kenyon has won a total of five awards from CASE in the past 10 years in the video and multimedia production categories.

CASE is the leading education association for professionals in the field of institutional advancement.

Terrance Mann, WCU’s Carolyn Plemmons Phillips and Ben R. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Musical Theatre, provided narration for the latest video.

The objective of the video was to illustrate the advantages of WCU’s musical theatre program in a smooth, low-key fashion. The video feature dress rehearsal footage of some of the university’s biggest musical theatre productions, as well as images of workshops featuring Broadway professionals. It also includes mountain scenery images that are unique to the university’s location.

The award will be presented Feb. 23 as part of the CASE District III conference in Tampa, Fla.

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