Northern students win MAB awards

Northern Michigan University students accepting awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation recently are, from left, Phillip Nichols, Joel Vendittelli and Adam Holloway. The students won a first place in college television sports play-by-play and a second place in college radio public service announcement. The play-by-play award went to the four-person team of Vendittelli of Fostoria, Mich., who handled play-by-play; Holloway of Marquette, color commentary; Ryan Clark of Round Lake, Ill., director of the broadcast; and Jordan Smeltzer of Frankfort, Mich., lead camera. Nichols, a junior media production and new technology major from Wallace, placed second for his public service announcement on the importance of driving safely.