Awards and Highlights - September 2016

News Central 34 receives top honors at media arts festival

CMU's News Central 34 recently won top honors at the 2016 Philo Festival of Media Arts. The student news station, produced by MHTV, was awarded top honors in the nonprofessional newscast category and was one of 250 entries from the Central States Region. News Central 34 is broadcast throughout Isabella, Clare and Gratiot counties. ​

CMU senior wins Western Kentucky University debate

CMU senior Audrey Weber recently won the Western Kentucky University Round Robin debate. The invitation-only tournament consisted of 12 students from seven states, debating on the topic of U.S. military involvement in Latin America. Weber received the invitation to attend after her performance at the spring 2016 national competition.

CMU alumnus appointed as faculty member of prestigious conservatory 

The Cleveland Institute of Music has appointed CMU alumnus Randall Hawes to its distinguished faculty. The musician is best known for his skills as a classical trombonist and has performed internationally. Hawes pl​ays for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and currently teaches at the Northwestern University Biennen School of Music.

Communication disorders faculty member receives exclusive certification

Communication disorders faculty member Katie Squires recently received board certification as a specialist in child language. This exclusive certification is given to only 75 specialists nationwide. Squires is the only certified specialist in the state of Michigan. ​​