Thursday, April 3, 2014


ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT!


Arrelle D. Anderson

Arrelle D. Anderson is the first woman Chief Operating Officer (COO) on the Board of Commissioners in Clayton County (Georgia) Government. Embodying Howard University’s tradition of academic excellence, Anderson earned her bachelor of arts in journalism from Howard with an advertising concentration. She earned a master of business administration  in Marketing/Entrepreneurship at the University of Georgia, and a Certificate in Project Management from Georgetown University. Prior to her recent appointment, Anderson was the Owner/Chief Strategist of Chandlerson Strategic Management in Washington, D.C., where she led operational and strategic initiatives for numerous teams in several District of Columbia government agencies, including the District of Columbia Public Schools. As COO, Anderson oversees the operational functions of 22 departments, which includes Public Safety, Community Services, Economic Development and the Clayton County Prison. Anderson empowers leaders to manage change from an operational perspective as she holds directors accountable daily for ensuring that their outcomes are aligned with the vision of the Board of Commissioners. She primarily serves as the second-in-command to the Chairman of the Board, and oversees the execution of countywide initiatives that will advance Clayton County as a whole. Since her appointment, Anderson has implemented the Clayton County Economic Development Collaborative, which focuses on designing the economic landscape for the county through joint efforts with each municipality in the county. Anderson prides herself on maintaining a work/life balance and makes time to volunteer, travel, read fiction novels, and spend time with family and friends. She is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, but is proud to call Washington, D.C. AND Georgia her home as she fulfills her appointment as Chief Operating Officer.
Compiled by Howard student Jazzmin Crews with reprint permission from article by Michael Booth “Empowering Clayton County Employees, Meet Our New COO, Arrelle Anderson,” in We Are Clayton County magazine.

(NOTE: The Dean’s Blog/School of C would like to highlight one of our alumni once a month, please contact us by nominating or submitting your name for ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT! Contact: Dean Gracie Lawson-Borders at gracie.lawsonborders@howard.edu)

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School of C $150 for 150
th Campaign




The School of Communications Annual Fundraising Campaign:
$150 for the 150th HU Anniversaryyearly gift until 2017. We are seeking support from alumni and friends of $150.00 yearly to the school’s annual fund. The gift is restricted to the School of Communications for use with student scholarships, study abroad and programs. The campaign kicked off at the 2013 Homecoming reception. Join us in spreading the word and supporting the School of C! Your gift can be sent by check payable to Howard University SOC, Office of the Dean, School of Communications, 525 Bryant Street NW, Washington, DC 20059, or online at:
Click here to donate to the $150 for the 150th campaign.




Friday, March 21, 2014

School of C alumni making a difference


SOC recent alum Glynn Pogue is a Peace Corp volunteer in Cambodia. Read the feature on Glynn from the April 2014 Essence:
http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/pdf/essence.pdf

On a similar note, Peace Corps recently named Howard University a Top HBCU:






http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/20140318PeaceCorpsNamesHowardUniversity2014TopHBCU.html


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Congratulations to Dr. John Jackson, SOC alumnus, who was named Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. John Jackson






 


Monday, March 17, 2014

Scholarship at Howard


School of Communications
Presents
A Night with the Authors


4-7 p.m., March 20, 2014
Founders Room

Founders Library
500 Howard Place, NW
Washington, DC 20059






The School of Communications is proud to present the recent scholarship of eight faculty members and one alumnus and their recently published books. Join us for an evening of readings, discussions and book signings with our authors.
Dr. Joan C. Payne, interim chair and professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD)
Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders: Assessment and Treatment. A Comprehensive Ethnobiological Approach, 2nd Edition (2014)


Dr. Clinton Wilson, professor, Communication, Culture & Media Studies (CCMS)Whither the Black Press?: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future (2014) 
Dr. Chuka Onwumechili, chair and professor, Strategic, Legal and Management Communications (SLMC) 
 Identity and Nation in African Football: Fans, Community and Clubs (2014)

Dr. Kehbuma Langmia, Dr. Tia Tyree, Dr. Pamela O'Brien and Ms. Ingrid Sturgis, Strategic, Legal and Management Communications (SLMC)
Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice (2014)

Dr. Carolyn Byerly, professor, Communication, Culture & Media Studies (CCMS)
The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism (2013)

Mr. Jeff Burns, Jr., alumnus
The Brotherhood of Drew Hall (2014)


For more information, please contact the School of Communications, Dr. Joan Payne, (202) 806-6967

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Radio One $4 million gift to School of Communications
Howard University 90th Charter Day Gala
Alfred C. Liggins, CEO of Radio One announces gift in honor of his mother, Cathy Hughes, CEO/Founder, and Howard alumna

Friday, March 7, 2014


School of C students &
Ford HBCU Community Challenge Competition



From left to right, Dean Gracie Lawson-Borders, Dr. Bishetta Merritt, Bryan Williams (sophomore, NY), Alysha GoPaul (senior, California), Karl Hanner (MFA, MD), Dr. Paula Matabane, Antoinette Burriss (Director of Partnership Development for Earth’s Natural Force Connections, Washington, DC), Elizabeth McAdams (Ford); front row l-r: Victoria Donfor (sophomore, MD), Jami Ramberon (MFA, MD)
SOC pride for our students who placed third in the Ford Motor Co. Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Challenge Competition. Ford representatives were recently on campus to present a check to the winners.


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SOC Faculty named Back in the Newsroom Fellow
Congratulations to Yolanda McCutchen, Media, Journalism and Film (MJFC) department, who was recently named a 2014 Back in the Newsroom Fellow. She will spend two months this summer in The Washington Post newsroom. The goal of the program is to provide faculty and opportunity to experience the changes occurring in newsrooms, share their expertise with partners in the program, and consider ways to revamp their curriculum to help prepare students for the new media workplace.
The fellowship is sponsored by the International Center for Journalists.


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School of Communications
Presents
A Night with the Authors


4-7 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014
Founders Room
Howard University Founders Library
500 Howard Place, NW
Washington, DC 20059


The School of Communications is proud to present the recent scholarship of eight faculty members and one alumnus and their recently published books. Join us for an evening of readings, discussions and book signings with our authors.

Dr. Joan C. Payne, interim chair and professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD)

Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders: Assessment and Treatment. A Comprehensive Ethnobiological Approach, 2nd Edition (2014)

Dr. Clinton Wilson, professor, Communication, Culture & Media Studies (CCMS)
Whither the Black Press?: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future (2014)
Dr. Chuka Onwumechili, chair and professor, Strategic, Legal and Management Communications (SLMC)
Identity and Nation in African Football: Fans, Community and Clubs (2014)

Dr. Kehbuma Langmia, Dr. Tia Tyree, Dr. Pamela O'Brien and Ms. Ingrid Sturgis, Strategic, Legal and Management Communications (SLMC)
Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice (2014)

Dr. Carolyn Byerly, professor, Communication, Culture & Media Studies (CCMS)
The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism (2013)

Mr. Jeff Burns, Jr., alumnus
The Brotherhood of Drew Hall (2014)


For more information, please contact the School of Communications, Dr. Joan Payne, (202) 806-6967

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

School of C in the spotlight



Journalist Ed Gordon visits School of C
 

 
Broadcast journalist Ed Gordon visits the School of Communications. The Media, Journalism and Film department is the host of Gordon's week at SOC participating in a series of classroom lectures and workshops. Gordon, an Emmy-award winning journalist and radio host spent time reviewing and critiquing student-produced work, discussing the changing landscape of the media industry, and producing across media platforms. Gordon is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program Weekend with Ed Gordon, which airs Saturday mornings from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on WHUR. He is widely recognized as the former anchor of BET News, where he landed the first interview with O.J. Simpson following his 1995 murder trial acquittal. He has been a contributing correspondent to 60 Minutes and a correspondent and anchor at NBC News where he reported stories for Today, Dateline and MSNBC. He previously hosted News and Notes with Ed Gordon on National Public Radio.



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Campaign for Howard University School of Communications

Alumni and actor Laz Alonso speaks about his experience at Howard University and the Eye on Black fundraiser.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66M2pwgUbv8&sns=fb

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School of Communications $150 for 150th Campaign continues in 2014


The School of Communications Annual Fundraising Campaign:
$150 for the 150th HU Anniversary yearly gift until 2017. We are seeking support from alumni and friends of $150.00 yearly to the school’s annual fund. The gift is restricted to the School of Communications for use with student scholarships, study abroad and programs. The campaign kicked off at the 2013 Homecoming reception. Join us in spreading the word and supporting the School of C! Your gift can be sent by check payable to Howard University SOC, Office of the Dean, School of Communications, 525 Bryant Street NW, Washington, DC 20059, or online at:                    
            
Click here to donate to the $150 for the 150th campaign.

                                                                         ###Director accolades
Alonzo Crawford, director and retired SOC professor is keeping his reels moving in the film industry. Crawford's script was selected as a quarter finalist at the Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) held in Richmond, Virginia, February 27-March 2, 2014. The festival is emerging as one of the east coast's newest and best festivals for artist recognition. The festival's main venue is the historic Byrd Theatre.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

School of C faculty and students making a difference!


Dr. Yong Jin Park,Strategic, Legal and Management (SLMC) department recent publications include: “Predictors of Mobile Sexting Among Teens,” published in Mobile Media and Communication and “The Citizen as Issue Specialist in a Changing Media Environment,” published in Future Internet. The sexting research was picked up for a news story in a medical magazine:
http://www.counselheal.com/articles/8415/20140124/good-parental-connection-discourages-teen-sexting.htm


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Gates Millennium Scholars Luncheon


Dean Gracie Lawson-Borders, second from right,
 with School of C Gates Millennium Scholars
School of C was represented by several of our students during a Gates Millennium Scholars luncheon at the Blackburn Center for Howard students in the program.
 
 
 
 
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Topping the Charts
We congratulate and are proud of doctoral students Aitza M. Haddad and Melvin Williams, who have been selected for Who's Who Among American College and University Students for 2013-14.
Grad Students Shine
Best wishes to Neosho Ponder and Melvin Williams, doctoral students in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies graduate program, who present their research at the National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates in Baton Rouge, February 10-13. Neosho will present "Like my Status Mom: The Use of Facebook by African American College Students to Maintain Communalism." Melvin will present "Turn Down for What? A Social Critique of Black Youth Alcohol Use and the Influence of Hip Hop Media."
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Students Interview the Stars
Actors Kevin Hart and Regina Hall interviewed by
School of C students.
Dr. Tia Tyree , SLMC, worked with one of her former students, Simona Noce, who works for a local PR agency, to set up a special media roundtable Feb. 6 for members of the HBCU student media in the
School of Communications for Kevin Hart and Regina Hall, the costars of the upcoming film About Last Night. The event provided nine students direct access to the stars to ask questions, before the Q&A session and trailer screening for the larger Howard student body.