Dozens of Volunteers Honored at the 2015 Monty Awards (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

montyawardsThere was a great turnout for the Monty Awards Ceremony on Nov. 1st at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown.

These awards recognize and honor community volunteers and contributors who produce local television programs on Access 19 and Montgomery Channel 21 and provide content for the MyMCMedia website.

Below, are the 2015 Monty award winners:

Bill Randolph Award 

  • Dick Terrill

Bruce Adams Award 

  • Nancy Frohman

Arts and Humanities 

  • Issac Asare for “The Innerloop #6”


  • Issac Asare for “African Community Forum #1”susankenedy


  • Kelly Leonard for “Small Business University #21”


  • Yen-Ju Chen for  “The Info Zone #174”

Health & Science 

  • Laurent Amzallag for “Yala Live #4”

Promos & PSAs 

  • Timothy Zhou for “Life is Priceless”

Promos and PSAs Professional 

  • Michael Bailey for “Jazz Encounters”2015_Montys_2

Public Affairs 

  • John Wetmore for “Perils for Pedestrians #198”


  • Suds Chand  for “DCHL: Ball Hockey Leagues #37”

Sports Professional 

  • Mike Valentyne for “MCW Rewind”

Class Project 

  • Carol Havelka for “Journey with Hermes”

Music Production 

  • Yen-Ju Chen for “Classical Open Stage #6”Montys_2015_3


  • Bridget Edell host of “Lip Gloss and A Sander”


  • Timothy Zhou for “Life is Priceless”

Backpack/Citizen Journalism 

  • Mia Jackson “Bullying”

Blog Award 

  • Susan Burkinshaw for “When Popcorn Becomes Deadly…”

Viewer’s Choice 

  • Robert Snip for “Lip Gloss & A Sander”

Youth and Volunteer Recognition Certificate 

  • Monique Costa

Youth Producer 

  • Timothy ZhouMontys_2015_4

Most Field Producer Hours 

  • Suds Chand

Most Studio Producer Hours 

  • Marian Merewitz

Producers that have produced 10+ Years 

  • Maria Allard
  • Karen Allyn
  • Paul Amon
  • Toby Beach
  • Yen-Ju Chen
  • Haig Ellian
  • Ken Freelain
  • Grace Harley
  • Jim Klimaski
  • Marian Merewitz
  • Richard Offord
  • Carla Satinsky
  • Donato Soranno
  • John Wetmore

Field Technician 

  • Suds Chand

Non Linear Editor 

  • Marci PovitskyMontys_2015_5

Technicians that have Worked 40+ Shows 

  • Suds Chand
  • Yen-Ming CHen
  • Robert Mattia
  • Marian Merewitz
  • Donna Merrifield
  • Jerry Simon
  • Dick Terrill
  • Dee Willett
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Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.


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