2008 RTDNAC SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Kevin Kline & Mason Snyder
NC Scholarship Winner
Kevin Kline, of Cary, N.C., is a senior Broadcast Communications major at Elon University, where he has been on the Dean’s List since his freshman year. His campus activities include Phoenix 14 News, a weekly college newscast. Kline has served in many capacities at Phoenix 14 News since 2005. Currently, he serves as the operation’s student news director.
Kline spent the summer of 2008 working for WEIU-TV in Charleston, Ill.. He wore many hats at WEIU, including producer, reporter, anchor and photographer. He spent the summer of 2007 working in the communications office at the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Kline has been active in Elon’s student government, serving as the representative in the Student Senate from the School of Communications. Since 2006, he has been a member of Elon’s chapter of the Radio & Television News Directors Association. He is currently the chapter president. He has won several college news awards for his work, and he is a member of three leadership and honor societies at Elon.
SC Scholarship Winner
Mason Snyder, of Simpsonville, S.C., is a senior at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. His broadcast experience began in high school where he was the play-by-play announcer for the Southside Christian School’s basketball program. In 2008, his radio career took him to Monrovia, Liberia, where he hosted an hour-long request show heard in five African countries.
Mason’s television experience includes working for “SGTV” at the University of South Carolina. “SGTV” is a volunteer student-run campus television operation that produces several weekly programs. He has also worked with ESPN when the network was in Columbia to produce college football games.
Mason spent the summer of 2008 as an intern at WSPA-TV in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, N.C. market. His daily duties included writing, producing and editing. He also spent time researching stories for special projects.