In-house Cincinnati State commercial wins regional Emmy Award

August 4, 2015
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In-house Cincinnati State commercial wins regional Emmy Award
A video commercial produced in-house to promote a new Cybersecurity program at Cincinnati State won an Emmy Award at the recent 2015 regional banquet in Lexington, Ky.
The commercial was produced by Jean Russo Gould, a resident of Indian Hill and Vice President for Marketing & Communications, and Bobby Gayol, Director of Audio/Video at Cincinnati State, who lives in White Oak.
The spot features Cincinnati State students Kwame Acheampong, a Delhi resident, and Anastasia Fryer, a resident of Over-the-Rhine, as actors in a fast-paced narrative showing a would-be cyber thief thwarted during a hacking attempt.  Acheampong also served as an Associate Producer and Grip, while another Cincinnati State student, Jeremiah Dickson, a Fairfield resident, provided graphics and special effects.
Cincinnati State uses student co-ops, faculty and staff to write, direct and produce all of its television commercials and promotional videos. In addition to easing the burden on the college’s marketing budget, this practice gives students in the audio/video program co-op opportunities, hands-on learning experience and credit on their resumes. 
The Cincinnati State award was one of two in the “Commercial” category and one of more than 60 in a variety of news, technical, writing and production categories presented during the 51st Annual Ohio Valley Regional EMMY Award ceremony, a black tie gala held July 25 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and related media and to the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry.  It is one of 19 regional chapters in the U.S.
Cincinnati State ( offers more than 130 associate degree and certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the most comprehensive co-op programs among two-year colleges in the U.S.