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Adstream Scholarship Winners Announced

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Trio win internship program in memory of Brian Hancock

A trio of talented final-year television production students from Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga has won Adstream’s scholarship and internship program, created in memory of Adstream employee Brian Hancock.

Katrina Churchill, Ashley Innes and Blake Gatley are some of the brightest stars entering the industry and have been award paid internships with Adstream across its Sydney and Melbourne offices.

Hancock was an icon in the radio industry and was actively working with Adstream at the age of 72 until his tragic death from cancer in July.

“We wanted to create a close connection with CSU Wagga Wagga as this university is known to grow some of the best students in Australia when it comes to talent for the advertising and television production industry,” said Adstream head of people and talent Carolyn Maloney.

Charles Sturt University associate head of school Patrick Sproule said the internship program was in keeping with the course which aims to give students a real-world education in media.

“To have our students recognised by industry and rewarded through the Adstream scholarship in memory of Brian Hancock is an incredible outcome and will assist them greatly as they prepare to enter industry employment at the end of the year.

“Our course aims to graduate students with a broad experience of the processes, practices and technology employed in the broadcast television industry and this partnership with Adstream will allow students to experience first-hand a position within the industry. We are thrilled to be recognised as a provider of industry ready graduates and for Adstream to engage with us so heavily in the education of future generations of television professionals,” Sproule said.

Adstream managing director Peter Miller added: “Brian Hancock was a prince of a bloke who understood and embraced technology, but who appreciated that the human element was always at the centre. We loved Brian and he loved being around young folk and was very generous with his insights. There is no better person to recognise with this initiative.”

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