Monday, February 8, 2016

SOC High Notes

Screen shot of Halle Stanley in TV One commercial.
PR Student Recognized 
Congratulations to Halle Stanley, a junior Public Relations minor, for winning a scholarship from the Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny's for her work with the homeless in Baltimore. Halle was recognized at the recent NAACP Image Award when a TV ONE commercial about her work aired We are proud of you, Halle -- "truth and service."  
You can view the article here: 

SOC Student named Roy W. Howard Fellow
SOC student Miesha Miller has been selected as a 2016 Roy W. Howard National Reporting Fellow. She will travel to Japan in May with other fellows selected this year. The national competition is part of the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition sponsored by Scripps Howard Foundation and Indiana University Journalism. The fellows will travel to Japan to study journalism, different cultures and visit media organizations, according tot he program website.

Alum joins Georgia station
Alumna  Ashley Lewis is joining the WRBL-TV, Columbus, Georgia news team in February. Congratulations to Ashley.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SOC Fact Checking Site on Point on point

"There are more black men in prison than college." "A dollar spent in the black community stays there for only six hours." A project at Howard University aims to dispel oft-repeated myths.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Giving to the School of Communications

If you wish to make a year-end contribution, please visit our updated online giving page at
Click on: Choose Designations -- School of Communications

Thank you,
Howard University School of Communications

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Awards and Recognitions

Alumnus Bebel receives award
D'Artagnan Bebel

Congratulations to Houston’s     FOX 26 Vice President and General Manager D'Artagnan Bebel on his Living Legend Award at the 18th Annual 2015 Men of Style Fashion Awards. D’Artagnan is an SOC alum who is a leader in the broadcasting industry and his community. The award recognizes 
professional and civic-minded men who are also fashion forward. The awards’ event benefits sickle cell awareness and research at Texas Children's Hospital.Source:

ASHA Awards to SOC Faculty
Joan C. Payne
Joan C. Payne  was awarded Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in November at the Association's annual convention in Denver, Colorado. Honors is the highest award given by ASHA for distinguished careers in speech-language pathology. Payne has a national and international reputation for her pioneering research on the effects of ethnic and cultural differences on brain-based disorders of communication in adults and on their caregivers. She is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD). She is the first Ph.D. alumnus from Howard University to receive this high honor.

Silvia Martinez, first photo on the left.
Associate Professor Silvia Martinez received the Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs at the ASHA conference in Denver. The award is for distinguished
achievement and contributions through significant recent accomplishments in speech-language pathology in multicultural professional education, multicultural research, and clinical service to multicultural populations.  Martinez was recognized for more than thirty years in the profession specializing in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.  She served as the ASHA Director of Multicultural Education and Practices and has held leadership positions in professional organization boards
addressing diversity issues.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Pizza With the Dean

End of the Semester Pizza with the Dean 
Fall 2015 semester ends with well wishes to students with pizza, conversation, and encouragement to finish strong with final exams and projects. Thanks to the students, staff and faculty that attended.