Lucas Mitzel was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.
Mitzel is a graduating senior majoring in broadcast communication. He recently received a first-place Best Sports Play-by-Play Award by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, sharing the award with classmate Ryna Piers. Mitzel provided the color commentary for the broadcast. Both were broadcasters for WONC 89.1 FM, the College's student-ran radio station.
While a student at North Central, he interned at WGN 720 AM, one of the nation's best-known radio stations. Mitzel was involved in campus radio for four years, serving in numerous capacities. During his senior year he was station manager of WONC, one of the most-honored college radio stations in America. The station has won 20 Marconi College Radio Awards, more than any other college or university radio station is the country.