Texas Community Colleges

WTC Mass Communications Student Earns Press Awards


SNYDER— Western Texas College is proud to announce that a student in the Mass Communications program earned awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA). Kira Quiros earned two awards in the Previously Published Audio contest in Divisions Two through Five.

“These awards make eleven years in a row that the Western Texas College Mass Communications program has earned honors from TIPA,” noted Dr. Geron Scates, Mass Communications Associate Professor and KGWB Radio Station Manager. “WTC is the only two-year member school with that distinction.”

Quiros earned both third place and honorable mention awards in the Advertising/Public Service Announcement (PSA)/Promo – audio category. TIPA awarded her third place for her Tutoring PSA. The judge noted that her entry was a “solid ad spot!” Her promo for one of the stations’ underwriters, Cinema Snyder, took the Honorable Mention award.

“Western Texas College is one of only three community colleges in the state with an on-campus radio station,” added Scates. “Students in the Mass Communications program get real-world experience at KGWB – an actual, working radio station.”

A 2019 graduate of Snyder High School, Quiros completed classes in November of 2020 to earn an Associate of Arts degree from Western Texas College. She plans on participating in WTC’s commencement ceremony on May 4, 2021, at the WTC Coliseum.