Three ACU alumni to receive prestigious Gutenberg
For Immediate Release
Oct. 21, 1999
The Abilene Christian University Journalism and Mass
Communication Department will honor three alumni who are
making national and international impacts through their
careers. The honors will be presented at the annual
Gutenberg Dinner tonight, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the
Teague Special Events Center on the ACU campus.
The honorees are:
- Martin Perry, production manager and director of
corporate production at Phillips Productions, Inc. Perry
graduated in 1983. He is a Brownwood native and now
lives in Plano.
- Doug Ferguson, chief golf writer for the Associated
Press. Ferguson also graduated in 1983. He is a native
of Clovis, Calif., and now lives in Jacksonville,
- Les Hunter, senior visual effects producer for
Pacific Data Images, a computer animation and visual
effects company for the feature-film, commercial and
entertainment industries. Hunter graduated in 1986. He
is an Abilene native and now lives in Palo Alto,
Perry began his broadcasting career at KBWD radio in
Brownwood in 1977 and moved into television at KRBC-TV in
Abilene his freshman year at ACU. He also worked part-time
for KRBC radio. While a student, Perry went to KTAB-TV to
be a cameraman. After he graduated in 1983, Perry moved to
KTXS-TV as production manager. In 1991 he moved to Dallas
to work for Phillips Productions, Inc.
At Phillips, Perry produces the TV series "Texas Country
Reporter." Perry also produced ACU's award-winning "To Lead
and To Serve" campaign video. Perry also has garnered Telly
awards, Worldfest Houston International awards and Emmy
Ferguson majored in Spanish at ACU, but he discovered a
journalism his senior year working on the staffs of the
Optimist, ACU's award-winning student newspaper, and the
Prickly Pear, ACU's award-winning yearbook.
As AP golf writer, Ferguson writes a weekly column and
covers national and international golf tournaments,
including the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup.
He has covered major world events including the 1998
Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan; the Oklahoma City bombing
aftermath; the 1992 Republican National Convention in
Houston; and the 1989 Olympic Festival.
Hunter is currently working on MGM Studio's "Supernova."
Other projects of his include "Batman Forever," "Forces of
Nature" and "The Peacemaker."
He also has produced commercial effects and broadcast
graphics for clients such as Pillsbury, Reebok, ESPN, HBO,
NBC, CBS, Showtime and Gatorade.
Before working at PDI, Hunter worked at Scott Miller
& Associates on the Emmy-winning ABC Monday Night
Football graphics, "Square One TV," HBO, Nickelodeon and
Saturday Night Live.
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