A 2017 documentary produced by students in the Midwestern
State University Mass Communication Department was recently named best special
broadcast in the national Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. competition.
The program, “Mr. Midwestern,” was produced by MSU students
Natalie Burkhart, Dayton Chambers, Taylor McCloure and Megan Piehler. “Mr.
Midwestern” is based on Leroy McIlhaney, a longtime volunteer for MSU Texas
Also, MSU students Sterling Ellison and Jared Tuilagi were
finalists in the best sports reporting category for a package they produced
about the Special Olympics. CBI is a national organization with around 200
members, and this year’s competition drew 400 entries from all over the United
MSU students were also finalists in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2009, 2010 and 2012, with a 2005 documentary winning the Best Special Broadcast
Photo credit: Bradley Wilson
Photo info: The winning MSU Texas documentary team,
left-to-right, of Taylor McCloure, Dayton Chambers, Megan Piehler, and Natalie