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Longtime College Instructor and TV Producer Selected for EMMY® Awards Judging Panel

Barry Gordon

"I am honored to play an important role in the EMMY® Awards judging process,” said Barry Gordon, director of MDC's School of Entertainment & Design Technology. He’ll serve as one of 16 panelists who will critique Spanish language programming.

Miami, August 13, 2008 - An illustrious entertainment career, spanning nearly three decades in both the public and private sectors, has netted Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Barry Gordon, recognition from a well-respected industry organization. Earlier this month, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) selected him to become a member of its Lone Star EMMY® Awards judging panel.

Gordon, who serves as director of the College’s School of Entertainment & Design Technology, will be weighing in on the Spanish language programming in the Special Achievement and News categories. In previous years, he has served as head judge for the NATAS Sun Coast Chapter in Miami, judging Spanish language Educational and News programming.

“Miami Dade College is home to many accomplished scholars,” said Dr. José A. Vicente, North Campus President. “It is a stupendous distinction for Mr. Barry Gordon to have been selected as a judge for the NATAS Lone Star EMMY® Awards.”

As a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, along with his experience in Spanish Language programming, Gordon will be participating on a 16-member panel of judges for awarding the EMMY® for outstanding Special Achievement and News programming for the NATAS Lone Star chapter in Texas.  The judging takes place in Dallas, Texas on Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17, 2008. 

"I am honored to play an important role in the EMMY® Award judging process,” said Gordon.  “Being selected to judge the work of my peers is both a commitment to my being a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and to ensure excellence in the field of television production.”

His television production credits also include working on the hit TV network shows “The Golden Girls” and “Empty Nest.” Gordon has been a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences since 2003, when he was hired as producer for all programming for Cable-TAP Television.

For more information about the School of Entertainment & Design Technology, contact: Barry Gordon, (305) 237- 1754,

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist

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