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Friday, March 05, 2010

Broadcasting student makes UWP history

PLATTEVILLE - Ashley Snyder, a junior University of Wisconsin-Platteville communication technologies major with a broadcasting emphasis, is a finalist in the National Broadcasting Society's National Student Scriptwriting Competition. The piece being considered in the spec script category is for the CW show "Supernatural" and is titled "Blood and Iron."

According to Snyder's academic advisor, Robert Snyder, UWP professor of communication technologies, "This is the first time that one of our students has been a finalist in that category. That is quite an achievement. Ashley put a great amount of time and effort into this project and it has paid off."

Ashley Snyder, who is from Platteville, wrote the script as part of an independent study project in the UWP English Department and with the help of Russell Brickey, coordinator of the UWP Writing Center.

"Ashley worked in exactly the way a talented young writer should," said Brickey. "She took advice but she wasn't afraid to reject criticisms she didn't agree with, and this is the way that talent develops itself.

"This is a really good thing for the university, Ashley is helping to put the UWP name out there," Brickey added.

Winners will be announced at the 68th annual NBS National Convention, held in Dallas from Tuesday, March 9 through Sunday, March 14. For more information, contact Robert Snyder at (608) 342-1630 or

Contact: Robert Snyder, professor, UWP Department of Communication Technologies, (608) 342-1630,

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