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Scholarship Winners Announced by Mackie and SAE Institute

Contest was announced at Winter NAMM (July 20, 2005)

Shane Newville
Elijah Walsh
Mackie and the SAE Institute are pleased to announce the winners of the first ever SAE Institute/Mackie International Scholarship Contest. The contest, which was announced at the Winter NAMM show last January, grants one international student and one U.S. student a full-tuition scholarship each to the SAE Institute's award-winning audio technology program.

As such, Mackie and the SAE Institute would like to congratulate Elijah Walsh of Ontario, Canada and Shane Newville of Michigan on being selected as the recipients of the international and U.S. SAE Institute/Mackie Scholarships.

"We received literally hundreds of excellent applications for this program and it was not an easy task to choose just one international and one domestic winner," commented Kyle Ritland, director of public relations for Mackie. "But both Elijah and Shane demonstrated exceptional talent, a clear vision for their future and a strong commitment to achieving their goals. We're confident they will both be excellent representatives for Mackie and hope that this opportunity will help them to build a foundation for a successful future."

"The SAE Institute/Mackie Scholarship award attracted an unprecedented, and gratifying, number of entrants-a clear reflection of the health of the industry and a recognition of the worldwide reputations of SAE and Mackie," added SAE's Managing Director Rudi Greame, "The two exceptionally talented winners were chosen because their work represented the highest values of the music industry-talent, creativity and hard work. At SAE Institute they will have the opportunity to explore and develop this talent and we wish them deserved success."

As part of the application process, potential students were asked to submit a portfolio of creative works or productions for review. Entrants were also asked to outline their own relevant experiences and goals in the audio industry, as well as state why they should be chosen to receive the full scholarship from Mackie and the SAE Institute. SAE Institute campuses began accepting entries for the new Mackie scholarships in February 2005. The application period ran through March 31, 2005. Each campus selected two finalists from their location, and the winning school entries were then submitted to Mackie for final judging.

Congratulations to Elijah and Shane.

About SAE Institute
With their world headquarters in Byron Bay, Australia, SAE Institute is the world's first and largest network of audio and Creative Media education centers. SAE is affiliated with Middlesex University (England), Southern Cross University (Australia) and Southern Institute of Technology (New Zealand). The Institute operates over 40 campuses in 22 countries on four continents. It offers diploma and full degree programs in audio technology, recording arts, filmmaking, 3D animation and multimedia arts.

About Mackie
Mackie, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. For more information visit:

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