FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2015
The Ohio Center for Broadcasting’s Columbus Campus is Presented ACCSC’s 2014-2015 “School of Excellence” Award
Campus Will Accept Award in Arlington, VA on September 9, 2015
Columbus, OH – The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC) has named The Ohio Center for Broadcasting’s Columbus campus as a “School of Excellence” for the 2014-2015 academic year. The campus will accept this award on September 9th at the 2015 ACCSC Professional Development Conference in Arlington, VA. This award “recognizes schools for their commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation, as well as efforts in maintaining high-levels of achievement among their students.”
This year has been one of both innovation and change for The Ohio Center for Broadcasting, having upgraded its Radio and Television Broadcasting program and added four new advanced emphasis programs. In the Radio and Television program, the new addition of online classes adds flexibility to student schedules. The Ohio Center for Broadcasting’s four new graduate emphasis programs (Film & Video Production, Sports Broadcasting, Audio Production, and Media Sales and Marketing) enable graduates of the school, as well as graduates from other media programs around Ohio, the opportunity to achieve specialized training at a professional pace. Graduates can now enter the workforce more quickly than ever before.
Utilizing the school’s audio and video capabilities, the Columbus campus has fostered new partnerships with local non-profits around the Central Ohio area over the past year, including Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio and Metropolitan Community Services, and is prepared to kick-off a new partnership with The Columbus Urban League this fall. Student internships with these non-profit organizations, media internships at employers such as ESPN Radio and ABC, as well as sports broadcasting internships with The Columbus Clippers and The Columbus State men’s and women’s basketball teams, have all provided students with a unique opportunity to achieve real-world experience during enrollment.
The Ohio Center for Broadcasting was founded in 1986 in Cleveland, OH, establishing itself as a premiere institute for radio and television training in Ohio. To better reflect the changing industry of broadcast media in 2015, The Ohio Center for Broadcasting has changed its name to now be known as as The Ohio Media School. This name change is the exclamation point on a year when the Columbus campus is recognized for excellence by its accreditors, and will help continue its development as a 21st century institution for its past, current, and future students.
Scott H Shelton, MFA