Madison Media Institute Grads Recognized!
Angie Castro was one of two recent Madison Media Institute graduates that were recognized at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Seminar on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Sound Recording Graduate Ileana “Angie” Castro was honored with a $1,000 scholarship. Angie graduated from James Madison Memorial High School in Madison.
Angie’s love for sound developed early in life. She not only enjoys listening to sound, she also enjoys creating and recording sounds and dialogue. She was the on-camera spoke person for a PSA her class produced. She can perform an in-studio automatic dialog replacement as skillfully as a professional actor. Angie’s professor, Sean McMahon stated, “What is astonishing to me, is that Angie relentlessly pursues and achieves her goals despite being legally blind.”
Angie is a part of the Wisconsin Association of Blind Students where she has been active since 2008.
Angie plans to contribute to radio by working on the production and imaging of syndicated radio shows.
Angie was joined at the scholarship presentation by her parents Laura and Emmett Cortes. She is pictured here with MMI Instructor and WBA Education Committee Member, Nancy Stillwell and Nathanial Brost of Career Services.
The second graduate honored (not pictured) was Video Production Graduate Nick Meddaugh who took second place in the Long Format Non-News Category for his capstone project, “The Studio.” The piece profiles his families’ photography studio in LaCrosse.