Montgomery College Television’s Dan Rankin Wins Emmy Award
Emmy-winning Show Features the College’s Gaming and Simulation Program Montgomery College Television Producer/Director Dan Rankin has received a 2009 Emmy Award from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts. Rankin earned the nomination for his work on the “The Computer Gaming and Simulation Program at Montgomery College,” a 30-minute show judged in the category of Informational/Instructional; Program/Special. Rankin received his award at the ceremony June 5 at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC. Rankin’s award-winning show takes a closer look at the computer gaming and simulation program at Montgomery College and touches upon the gaming and simulation industry. Viewers hear from the program’s coordinator, Deborah Solomon, as well as Montgomery College alumni. Members of the local industry also provide insight on the broader reaches of the applied uses of gaming and simulation technology. “The production team here at Montgomery College Television consists of some of the most talented and skilled professionals I’ve ever been around, and I’m very fortunate to work alongside and learn from them,” Rankin said. “I thoroughly enjoyed working with Deborah Solomon on the project. It was also terrific to involve MC students Steve Burdette and Tara Garwood as it gave them valuable experience.” Dan started working at Montgomery College in August 2008. Prior to coming to the College, he worked in cable advertising and at a CBS affiliate (WKYT) in Lexington, Kentucky. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Frostburg State University in 1995.