Prairie Alumnus Named Director of Innovative Digital Media Program (May 29, 2013)

Now entering its fourth year, Prairie’s Digital Media program has developed into an excellent option for students considering a career and ministry in the field of communications. Whether live-streaming chapels, filming promotional pieces for the college, producing print materials or working sound at campus events, DM grads and students are a valuable part of the campus technical scene.

Central to the program are committed professionals who bring experience, skills and artistic ability to the classroom. Starting this fall, instructor Ron Nickel (BC ’83) will take the lead as program coordinator. Ron is a global assignment and commercial photographer who shoots mainly for organizations that make a difference in the world. Samaritan’s Purse, Compassion and the Billy Graham Association are among his long-time clients. According to Glenn Loewen, Dean of Education, “Prairie couldn’t have asked for a better fit. Ron brings a passion for students, digital media excellence and a heart to reach the greatest needs of the world.”

The program’s uniqueness lies in combining creative skills with a passion for ministry and missions. Experience in photography, artistic layout and design, film, and web development is combined with solid Bible and ministry training to help students determine how their skills can further the work of the church around the world. Using state-of-the-art equipment in a first-class recording studio they will soon begin preparing multi-language discipleship videos for global distribution. Two DM trainees will complete their final practicums in India this summer by filming the work of Prairie’s nursing team for Prairie and the Dalit Freedom Network.

If you know of someone who would love to pair their artistic and creative enthusiasm with their love for God, go to for program details.


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Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0

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