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RBC Notches First-Ever Emmy

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2024

Contact: Jesse Vaughan, Chief Communications & Marketing/jvaughan@rbc.edu

Richard Bland College of William & Mary (RBC) won its first-ever Emmy at the 66th Capital Emmy Awards held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center this weekend. The second installment of the college’s Inside RBC-TV program won in the Education/Schools category.

“This is a remarkable achievement for Richard Bland College and a testament to Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Jesse Vaughan and his team who have set an unparalleled  standard of excellence in every aspect of RBC communications,” said RBC President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D.

The show’s production team credits are as follows:

Debbie L. Sydow, Ph. D., Executive Producer

Jesse Vaughan, Producer/Director (click for Emmy acceptance speech)

Derek Wright, Producer (click for Emmy acceptance speech)

Amy Lacey, Host (click for Emmy acceptance speech)

LeeAnn Wilson, Graphics Designer

This Emmy win is the first for Lacey, Wilson, Wright, and Dr. Sydow. This is Vaughan’s 37th.

“I’m especially proud of our RBC Creative Services Group,” said Vaughan, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer at RBC. “In all my years in the business, this is one of the most collaborative teams I’ve ever worked with.”

After 20-plus years in the media industry, Wright is proud to call himself an Emmy winner.

“It means a lot to me to be honored and respected by my peers,” said Wright, RBC Senior Videographer/Producer. “This is a mountain-top moment for my career and I wouldn’t be here without my family’s unwavering love and support.”

The Inside RBC-TV episode featured Dr. Kimberly Boyd, RBC Vice President and Chief Research & Innovation Officer and the City of Petersburg STEM Camp team; RBC Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Eric Miller and his Alternative Spring Break initiative; the Dual Enrollment program at Hopewell High School; and the RBC Learner Mentors program.

The Capital Emmy Awards recognizes media outlets from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The chapter is a part of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Emmys are the most prestigious awards in television.

Click here to see the full 66th Capital Emmy Awards ceremony.

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