BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University alumnus Maleek Loyd ’18 considers himself a storyteller, traveling the world directing and editing videos. He graduated cum laude in December 2018 with a B.S. in communication, electronic media/broadcasting, yet began his professional career long before he had a degree in hand.
Loyd gained a wealth of practical experience during his time at Appalachian. Some examples:
- He directed and edited multiple projects with Appalachian’s University Documentary Film Services, including one video that screened at three North Carolina film festivals and aired on the East Tennessee PBS station.
“Several faculty mentors helped influence my career path,” Loyd shared. “Dr. Beth Davison of the University Documentary Film Services helped me work and grow as a filmmaker, capturing meaningful stories around the High Country. I learned the ins and outs of live studio production from Rob Gelber at AppTV, and Dr. Stephen McCreery taught me everything I know about audio production.”