Broadcast Communications Major Received Drinko Research Grant

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Westminster College junior broadcast communications major Adam Carswell received an undergraduate research grant from Westminster's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning.

Carswell will apply the grant to the production of his capstone documentary, "The Quest of Champions."  The digital video project follows the Westminster men's track and field team in its pursuit of the Presidents' Athletic Conference championship.

Carswell plans to submit the finished production to film festivals and post on his YouTube channel.

Carswell is a son of Michael and Diane Carswell of Painesville, Ohio, and a graduate of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School.

Sophomore broadcast communications majors Corey Benedict and Jarred Treshok will serve as Carswell's camera crew for the filming.  The project is advised by Westminster's Bradley Weaver, broadcast and digital communications lecturer, and Andrew Borts, instructional media technician.

Benedict is a son of Peter and Catherine Benedict of Beaver and a graduate of Beaver Area High School.

Treshok is a son of Anthony and Karen Treshok of Sarver and a graduate of Freeport Area High School.

Contact Weaver at (724) 946-7238 or email for additional information.

The Drinko Center for Experiential Learning was created to enrich undergraduate education at Westminster through advancing world-class teaching as well as by participating in collaborations that address community and regional needs including strengthening K-12 education.  The Undergraduate Research Initiative provides funding for students to conduct research and to present their research at regional and national conferences.  Visit the Drinko website for more information about the Drinko Center and its programs.

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