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College Hires Recent Graduate for New Position

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Andy Borts, a 2010 Westminster College graduate who majored in broadcast communications, was hired for the new administrative position of instructional media technician and broadcast events manager.

The hiring was announced by Dr. David Barner, chair of Westminster's Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art, and Gary Swanson, director of Audio Visual Services.

The position will involve planning, coordinating, troubleshooting, and managing a number of instructional and broadcast responsibilities.

While a student, Borts served as AV's technical support manager and Titan Radio's operations manager. He was president of Future Media Professionals, host of Coaches Corner, secretary of his fraternity, and a Dean's List scholar. He was named the 2010 Audio Visual Award winner for exceptional work to the campus.

"We are excited about Andy's addition to each of our departments and what it will mean to the entire academic community," Swanson said.

Borts is a son of Russell and Denise Borts of Boardman, Ohio, and a graduate of Boardman High School.

Contact Swanson at (724) 946-7188 or e-mail gswanson@westminster.edu for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


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