Project 100 Grant Winner
Persistence paid off for Timby Media Productions, winner of the most recent Project 100 competition. In its third bid for the award, the student organization successfully convinced a live and online audience of alumni donors to award Timby the $10,000 grant.
The prize will enable the group to purchase urgently needed equipment, and Executive Producer Jon Perrault says the win is significant for another reason.
“With this vote of confidence from the alumni,” says Perrault, “we are proud to become Northwood University's first fully functional media organization, and can't wait to share our creative content with the Northwood family and the world."
“I’m really glad they stuck with it,” says the group’s faculty advisor, Multi-media Coordinator Ron Roth. “This award will go a long way toward sustaining the group. They’ve been turning out absolutely amazing videos using just their personal cellphones and laptops. With this funding, they can purchase the cameras and video storage they need to be a top-notch video production organization.”
Also in the Final Round
Northwood University Student Healthcare Management Organization (NUSHMO) submitted a proposal to improve campus-wide health and wellness for students, staff, faculty, and community members. The proposal included first aid kits in classrooms, materials for NUSHMO students to become first aid/CPR/AED trainers, and materials to promote health and wellness awareness through training and displays.
An application by the Northwood Aftermarket Group featured a plan to recruit new students to the university by creating a “project car” to travel the country. The car, which would be repaired and modified by students, would promote brand awareness for the university and demonstrate the power of student, alumni, and industry connections.
News You Can Use
Timby Media Productions was founded two years ago by brothers Nick and Chris Pilon. It quickly became a fun way for student members to learn how to create digital media content. Today, the student organization provides a valuable news service to Northwood. Their weekly newscast and creative short films air on the group’s YouTube channel, providing dependable, accessible news for students, faculty, and even interested parents.