NAN August 2017

NORTHAMERICANEWS / August 2017 7 NEWS , One of the top 200 universities in the U.S. per U.S. News & World Report, Lipscomb provides a dynamic learning environment that blends the academic, social, spiritual, and professional pursuits of its students. Lipscomb currently attracts students from 47 nations, and looks to grow that number as part of its partnership with Study Group. Located minutes away from downtown Nashville, Lipscomb students can choose from 10 colleges and nearly 200 academic programs leading to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees designed to help them achieve their educational goals. Nationally ranked programs in engineering, education, information technology and pharmacology prepare students for some of the world’s fastest-growing careers. The campus is in one of America’s fastest-growing cities, providing access to an energizing cultural hub of music, food, and Headquartered in Pittsburgh with offices in 21 countries, NEP’s addition of Bexel strengthens its position as the worldwide broadcast services leader and expands their ability to provide a comprehensive, one-stop set of solutions to broadcast clients in virtually every region and territory around the globe. “NEP and Bexel share similar cultures and have delivered decades of exceptional service to our clients. Our companies have enjoyed a strong working relationship for years,” said Kevin Rabbitt, NEP CEO. “Bexel has built a great reputation in the industry and I’m excited to have them as part of our Worldwide Network. The addition of their scalable flypack systems, as well as other critical integration services, will position us for accelerated growth into 2018 and beyond.” Headquartered in Burbank with operations in California and Texas, Bexel has provided innovative outsourced broadcast solutions and rental equipment to the premium sports, entertainment and live event production markets for more than 35 years. Bexel’s U.S.-based scalable flypack systems brings NEP’s inventory to 34 flypack solutions for any sized event, anywhere around the world. Following the acquisition, Bexel will continue to sell specific services under its own brand and operate out of existing facilities providing flypacks, high frame rate specialty cameras, HD camera chains, lenses, EVS machines and more. “Joining forces with the industry leader is excellent news for us and our clients,” said Halid Hatic, president and general manager of Bexel. “Our clients will have access to even more resources and talent and our employees can take their careers to the next level as part of the NEP Worldwide Network. It’s really a fantastic fit and opportunity for both companies.” To learn more about NEP’s brands and solutions, visit art, in addition to top Fortune 500 companies. Students have access to dynamic and challenging internships in Nashville that complement the in-classroom learning, preparing them to thrive in the global workplace. More than 90 percent of Lipscomb graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. “Lipscomb provides tremendous opportunity to international students with innovative academics in a supportive collegic setting,” explains Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D. managing director for Study Group Higher Education North America. “We are honoured to have been selected by Lipscomb University and to add this outstanding highly ranked university to our growing portfolio of North American partners. I am confident the international students who enroll into Lipscomb will thrive and only increase the cultural richness found across the campus today.” “Study Group’s 24 years plus of expertise in international student preparation and English language training will help strengthen our existing intensive English program,” states L. Randolph Lowry, Lipscomb’s President. “This partnership will help us to expand our reach globally and create a more dynamic experience for students inside the classroom and throughout the community.” Study Group will provide global marketing and recruitment along with admissions and student services to grow and support the international student population at Lipscomb. For the latest up to date information on Study Group please visit: NEP Acquires Bexel NEP Group, Inc., the global industry-leading provider of outsourced broadcast and live event production solutions, announced on August 2nd that they have acquired Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, a subsidiary of Vitec Group plc.