CMT Students Earn Scholarships

In Spring 2018, the Travel South Central New Mexico regional tourism initiative of the South Central Council of Governments (SCCOG) hosted its first ever promotional video editing contest.

The SCCOG presented Dona Ana Community College (DACC) Creative Media Technology (CMT) student Victoria Gonzalez, the first-place winner with a $100 scholarship, and Stefanie Japel, the second-place winner with a $50 scholarship.

Stephen Osborn, Assistant Professor in the Arts Division along with Tiffany Goolsby, Senior Planner at the SCCOG, created a class project that highlights tourist attractions in Sierra, Socorro and Doña Ana Counties. Students were asked to use travel video footage to produce and edit videos showcasing South-Central New Mexico.

“This contest helps our students develop their storytelling skills while building their portfolio with high-production-value content” Osborn said. “The contest aspect of the assignment really motivates the students to put their very best effort into the video. Thanks to the SCCOG for their willingness to share the raw footage utilized in this assignment as well as funding the scholarships awarded to the contest winners.”

Students in the CMT program can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificates in other skill development courses including Creative Media, Digital Video, Film Crew Training, Game Design and Graphics and Animation.

“We are so impressed with the videos that the students created,” Goolsby said. “They did an excellent job promoting our region and we are honored to showcase this local talent.”

To watch their videos, visit the contest page at https://www.travelsouthcentralnm.com/spring-2018-promo-vid…/.