Southeastern students win Emmy scholarships


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Emmy scholarship winners Dylan Domangue and Amanda Kitch
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

EMMY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - Three Southeastern Louisiana University students at the Southeastern Channel recently won prestigious Emmy scholarships awarded by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Emmy organization awards scholarships to students who major in television broadcasting, maintain a 3.5 grade point average, and exhibit outstanding television work, along with strong career goals in the television industry. From left are junior Dylan Domangue of Houma and senior Amanda Kitch of Covington. Not pictured is scholarship winner Alexis Minor, a senior from Baton Rouge.

     HAMMOND – Three Southeastern Louisiana University students at the Southeastern Channel have received prestigious Emmy scholarships from the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
     Junior Dylan Domangue of Houma and senior Alexis Minor of Baton Rouge were awarded $5,000 scholarships each, while senior Amanda Kitch of Covington won a $4,500 stipend.
     The Suncoast Chapter offers scholarships to eligible high school seniors and university students who reside within the Suncoast Region, comprised of Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Puerto Rico.
     To be eligible for the university award, students must maintain a 3.5 overall grade point average with a major in communications/broadcasting and a concentration in television. Applicants are required to submit a transcript, resume, work samples, one-page biography, 250-word essay, a letter of recommendation, and participate in a personal interview conducted by the Emmy scholarship committee.
     It is the second consecutive year that Domangue and Kitch received scholarships. In 2017, along with Courtney Bruno of New Orleans, they became the first students in Louisiana awarded Emmy scholarships.
     “This is a tremendous honor for Dylan, Alexis and Amanda since they had to pass very strict Emmy criteria to win the scholarships,” said Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon. “This shows that not only are they all producing outstanding television work, they’re excelling in the classroom as well. The Emmy committee has rightly recognized their mature career goals and bright futures in television. We’re extremely proud of them and happy that these generous scholarships will help finance their continued education and development.”
     Domangue is a producer, director, reporter and anchor for the Southeastern Channel’s live, weekly sportscast “The Big Game,” which in 2017 won first place in the nation for “Best Video Sportscast” given by College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) at the National Student Production Awards in San Antonio. The sportscast has also been named one of the top four in the country for the last two years at the College Sports Media Awards in Atlanta. In addition, Domangue has done live play-by-play announcing, color commentary, sideline reporting and directing for a number of live Southeastern sports broadcasts.
     Minor has contributed to the Southeastern Channel’s student comedy show “College Night,” which recently won first place in the nation for “Best Video Comedy” at CBI’s National Student Production Awards in Seattle. She is also the student social media manager for the Southeastern Channel.
     CBI has honored Kitch, an anchor, reporter and producer for the station’s student newscast “Northshore News,” during the past two years with both first place and second place in the nation honors for “Best Video News Reporting.” In addition, she received “Best in the South” recognition for news reporting at the Southeast Journalism Conference made up of universities from eight states.
     Kitch has won “Best TV Reporter” and “Best of Show” honors given by the Associated Press Louisiana-Mississippi College Broadcasters over the past three years. She also won first place Mark of Excellence Awards for both news reporting and videography given by the Society of Professional Journalists for Region 12 (Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas) along with Honorable Mention Emmy recognition.
     The Southeastern Channel has won over 400 national, international and regional awards in the past 16 years, including 17 awards and 62 nominations from the Emmys. The channel can be seen on Charter 199 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes. The live 24/7 webcast and video on demand can be seen at

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