MCC student earns top honors at 2021 NATAS-MI Awards

FLINT — Recent Mott Community College (MCC) Media Arts & Entertainment alumnus Markeice Patrick won a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Michigan (NATAS-MI) Student Production Award for Best Director April 25 for his Non-Fiction video titled Pandemic Diaries: Parenthood.

“This is an amazing achievement as Markeice completed this film last spring while campus was shut down during the pandemic, and also while serving fulltime in the National Guard during the crisis,” said Dr. David Rembiesa, Media Arts Program Coordinator.

Additionally, MAET student Jonathan Eaton, of Flushing, was nominated for Best Commercial Award for a production he made in his first semester at MCC. He also faced the challenge of finishing his project during the college’s tele work and tele learning due to COVID-19.

Kimberly Kelling, of Burton, won a Dr. Lynne Boyle/John Schimpf Scholarship. Kelling is interested in freelance video and photography work and will continue her education at UM-Flint. — G.G.