Category Archives: Tcom highlights

Dr. Sung-Yeon Park earns Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Sung-Yeon Park, an associate professor and graduate coordinator in the School of Media and Communication (SMC) at Bowling Green State University, has distinguished herself as a focused, dedicated professional who demonstrates the utmost integrity in everything she does. Her efforts have earned her thefjkjkj Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award, presented as part of the BGSU Faculty Excellence ceremony Tuesday (April 14).

Park_Sung-Yeon_A62T4255 The award highlights the importance of the service of a dedicated faculty to the development and enhancement of the University. In his letter of nomination, Dr. Thomas Mascaro, a professor of telecommunications, called Park “a highly valued colleague, a credit to our university and a credit to the entire field of Academe.”

As graduate program coordinator, she took a leadership role when the program was being evaluated, amassing data to highlight the virtues of the program and compare them to peer institutions. She also has helped improve the graduate program admissions process, established curricular standards and upgraded the program’s website, with a keen eye on attracting more students to the program.

She has “distinguished herself and our university by her international and innovative outreach to new populations of prospective students,” Mascaro added. Park collaborated on a program to accept Peace Corps volunteers and established exchange programs with colleges in China and Korea. She also has led efforts to implement certificate programs for online social media.

Since joining the faculty in 2003, Park has taken on numerous service initiatives while maintaining a high level of productivity in teaching and research. She has been very involved in department and school committees, and currently serves as an adviser to the Korean Club and as a member of the Graduate Council. She has been a judge for the Shanklin Graduate Research Award, a Faculty Senator and supervisor for a WBGU-PBS survey and digital TV conversion readiness of northwest Ohio resident survey.

She earned the Granite Tower Teaching Award from Korea University, has had the top paper at four conferences and won the Department of Telecommunications’ Chair’s Service Award. She has 23 peer-reviewed journal articles and 38 refereed papers, and has served as an editorial review board member for Communication Research and Studies of Broadcasting Culture.

“Apart from her extraordinary work as grad coordinator, Sung-Yeon Park is a stellar citizen of the SMC and BGSU,” Mascaro said. “She is an affiliate faculty member in Asian studies and women’s studies and is a worthy mentor to students interested in important subjects such as body image, minority representation and the educational messages embedded in our mediated culture.”

Bob Kline to receive the 2015 President’s Award for Academic Advising

Bob Kline was selected to receive the 2015 President’s Award for Academic Advising! This highly competitive and prestigious award recognizes individuals and units that make significant contributions to support undergraduate students’ educational development and academic success.

From his full time academic advising duties to his extra recruitment and outreach activities, Bob always goes above and beyond to help our students succeed. Please congratulate Bob for receiving this very important honor.

New Documentary Minor

History, Research, Theory, Criticism, Writing, Production

Classes begin Fall Semester 2014. REGISTER NOW:
TCOM 2900: Documentary Proposal Research & Writing
TCOM 3000: America’s Documentary Story Before 1968
No pre-requisites required for either TCOM 2900 or TCOM 3000.
For more information, contact Dr. Tom Mascaro:

Click here for the flyer.

Click here for the program details.

Click here to see the BG news story about documentary minor

2013 TCOM student production award winners announced on April 26’s TCOM Award Ceremony

The 3rd annual TCOM student production award ceremony was held on April 26.  See the award-winners’ pictures at the TCOM student association Facebook page and watch and listen to the winning entries at   The virtual special alumni guest is Andy Nwoye, ’01, broadcast designer at Sinclair Broadcast Group, who addressed the winners with his thoughtful comments and suggestions in a video commentary.

TCOM Career Day March 22 with President of Ohio Cable & Telecom. Asso as keynote speaker

TCOM Career Day Friday, March 22nd

The TCOM Student Association, the Department of Telecommunications, and the BGSU Career Center are jointly organizing the 2nd TCOM Career Day on March 22 Friday with alumni career panel, company presentations, luncheon, and on-site interviews.  The alumni career panel and company presentations are open to the public.  Students sign up for on-site interviews via WorkNet.

Alumni Career Panel- 10:30 BTSU Room 315

Faculty Moderator:  Dr. Ewart Skinner

Annamarie Iannetta- marketing associate, MedCity Media, Cleveland, providing support for the company’s events, marketing and business development.

Jeffrey Warnement- Director of Photography of Bartha, an events production company in Columbus, OH

Jon Sinton- Co-Founder and the President, Progressive Voices, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization whose initial product is the Progressive Voices App for smartphones and tablets, Atlanta, Georgia.

Anthony Bellino- Co-Host/Producer of “Drive Time” on CBS Sports Radio 106.5 The Ticket, Radio PxP Broadcaster, & Public Address Announcer, Toledo, OH

Gil Gonzalez – Director, Conference and Meetings, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), Washington DC

Andree Kinnee –  Assignment Desk Manager, WJW-TV, Cleveland

Company Presentation 11:30 BTSU Room 315

Faculty Moderator:  Mr. Stephen Merrill

Sinclair Broadcasting WKEF 22 ABC, WRGT Dayton: Wes Finley, News Director

Toledo 05  CW- Cheryl Lightfoot, Fulfillment Coordinator, Local Stations

WKFM/WLKR (Radio) Milan, Ohio – Bill Forthofer, General Manager

WMNT-TV Toledo – Melyssa Knight, General Manager

Time Warner Cable: Cheryl Ridgway , Time Warner Cable

Luncheon 12:30 BTSU room 228 (prior registration required)

Menu- Served Lunch: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Greens and Herb Salad, Soup of the day, Fresh Fruit, Mini cookies and brownies, Lemonade and water. Vegetarian menu available.

Keynote speaker- Ed Kozelek,  President of the Ohio Cable and Telecommunications Association

On-site interviews for jobs and internships

WTOL, Toledo (BTSU307)

CW/WT05, Toledo (BTSU309)

WKFM/WKLM, Milan, OH (WH200)

WKEF-TV, 22 ABC, WRGT Fox45,  Sinclair Broadcasting, Dayton, OH (BTSU318)

WMNT- TV Toledo (BTSU407)

Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Washington DC (WH023)

Two guest lectures in TCOM from WQRN and alumni Joe Philport and Ryan Zangrilli

1.  Dan McClintok of WQRN who will speak to the TCOM4610 Audience Research THIS WEDNESDAY, September 26, 2012 at the TCOM 4610 Audience Research class, in room 226 Olscamp Hall from 6pm-9pm.

Mr. McClintok will talk about current radio research, how it is gathered and applied on a local basis.

A question and answer session will immediately follow his talk.

2.  TCOM alum Ryan Zangrilli (National Sales Director,blip.TV) and University Distinguished Alum Joe Philport (President and CEO of Traffic Audit Bureau, NY)will speak to the TCOM1030 class on Friday 9/28 from 9:30-10:20 at West Hall 121.

TCOM Senior Debbie Alderman won 2012 Ohio Association of Broadcasters Scholarship

TCOM senior Debbie Alderman, from Lima, OH, won the $3,000  Ohio Association of Broadcasterse Scholarship in 2012.  She is the only non-minority student winning this scholarship this year in the state.  Debbie also got a summer internship in New York working on social media for MTV.  She is going to be the President/Executive Producer of BG on TV when she comes back in fall.