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Compass College News

November 11, 2017

Faculty Member at Compass College Wins an EMMY Award

Compass College faculty member, Thomas Phillips, received an NATAS Mid-America EMMY.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (November 11, 2017) — Compass College faculty member, Thomas Phillips, received an NATAS Mid-America EMMY for his work in multiple roles, including Executive Producer and Production Manager on the television program, Missouri Life Special: Silver Dollar City. Phillips, who previously served as the Manager of Production and Content at KMOS-TV, a PBS station in Warrensburg, MO, is a recent addition to the world-class faculty teaching film and digital media at Compass College of Cinematic Arts.

Phillips brings to the team more than 25 years of production experience, having created content for PBS, ESPN, Showtime, FoxSports, ABC Wideworld of Sports and many corporate and government agencies. Phillips teaches TV Broadcast and Advanced Cinematography at Compass College, and takes every opportunity to share his industry knowledge with the students.

“These classes, especially TV Broadcast, give our students a different kind of production experience; one that better prepares them for a career in content creation,” said Phillips. “The skills they’ve developed working in the studio with industry equipment, along with the class’ Studio Certification, will earn them more employment options upon graduating.”

More information about KMOS-TV and Missouri Life Special: Silver Dollar City can be found at https://www.kmos.org/originals/missouri-life/.