Contact: Eliseo Torres, 277-0952
Grace Vardalos, 891-1689
Michael Padilla, 277-1816

July 19, 2001

Pictured left to right: Grace Vardalos, Dr. Eliseo Torres, Phil Vardalos and David Stewart UNM Spanish Recruitment Video Receives Telly award

The University of New Mexico has received a Telly Award for a Spanish recruitment video produced by Horizon West Productions. UNM is one of three educational institutions in the country to win an award entered under the “Non-Broadcast Film/Video and TV Programs” in the “recruitment” category and competed against all other entries and not just Spanish entries.

“UNM is proud of the quality of the video and we are excited about receiving the award,” said Eliseo Torres, vice president for Student Affairs, adding that the video is an excellent tool to help recruit students to UNM.

The 12 minute video titled “Transforma tu Vida en la Universidad de Nuevo México” (Transform Your Life at the University of New Mexico) is the first Spanish recruitment video for UNM.

Owners of Horizon West Producations, said entries compete against a high standard of excellence. Judges consist of a group of over twenty highly qualified production professionals from all regions of the U.S. Judges represent a cross section of producers from agencies, TV stations, production houses and corporate video departments. The judges consider all the things that a producer does when building a finished piece: writing, music, on screen talent, lighting, camera work, editing and sound.”

Other recipients in the same category include: The Boeing Company with their entry for Boeing Mesa Recruitment; Colorado State University for “Camp Rocky Recruitment;” JHT Multimedia of CT for U.S. Navy titled “GO Submarines;” Richmarc Productions of Indiana for U.S. Marine Corp titled “Razor Sharp;” EDMC Marketing of PA for The Art Institute titled “New Student Recruitment;” Metro Video of Virginia for New TV Network titled “Get Ready;” West Virginia University for Memorial Hospital, Human Resource Department titled “Clinical Associate Recruitment.”

The Telly Awards was founded in 1980 to showcase and give recognition to outstanding non-network cable TV commercials and was expanded to include film and video productions as well as non-network TV programming.

Horizon West Productions is located in Corrales, N.M. and can be reached at 891-1689.

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