Laura Vazquez

NIU’s Laura Vazquez earns national accolades for documentary filmwork on homeless kids

Laura Vazquez, Media Studies professor in the Department of Communication at NIU, will receive the prestigious Distinguished Service and Leadership Award for her years of filmwork from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. Vazquez will be honored Monday,

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Diane Nilan and Laura Vazquez

Documentary by NIU’s Laura Vazquez wins top honors from Broadcast Education Association

A documentary directed by NIU communication professor Laura Vazquez has taken top honors in the prestigious 2011 Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts. Vazquez spent four years working with Diane Nilan, a nationally known advocate for the homeless, to tell the

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