Thursday, May 22, 2014

International and National reach

SOC Students in Ghana!
Broadcast Journalism students -- Victoria Walker (a White House Correspondents Association scholarship winner) and Alexis Holliday pause for a picture in Ghana.  They are traveling with a group of Howard students in Ghana as part of a study abroad program this summer organized by the Collage of arts and Science Student Council.

SOC junior Taylor Carr is featured in alumna Kelly Fair’s blog at JET on college interns sharing their stories for other students in “The Freshman Memoirs.”

A Chapter from
"The Freshman Memoirs"
Meet our new college intern, Taylor Carr!
In Kelly Fair the Mentor's latest blog series for JET, "The Freshman Memoirs," she features current college students and their various experiences throughout their college careers.
This week, Kelly focuses on college students versus financial aid, and highlights Taylor's memoir of how she made her dream of studying at Howard University a reality!
A rising junior at Howard University, Taylor will also be interning with Polished Pebbles this summer!




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SOC Spring Happenings & Congratulations Class of 2014
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embrace School of C scholarship winners
Victoria Walker, Glynn Hill and Them Fenderson. Photo Source: WHCA website

SOC students – Victoria Walker, Glynn Hill and Thema Fenderson-- were recognized as 2014 scholarship winners at the White House Correspondent’s Association (WHCA) dinner this month in Washington, D.C. First Lady Michelle Obama presented Glynn, editor-in-chief of The Hilltop, his scholarship in honor of Harry McAlpin. McAlpin was the first black reporter to attend a presidential news conference in 1944 during the Roosevelt Administration. Also in attendance was SOC assistant professor Indira Somani, a judge for the Beckman Award.
School of C students recognized
SOC student Rae Collins has been selected for induction into The Phi Beta Kappa Society by the Howard University Chapter, Gamma of the District of Columbia.

Congratulations graduate student Denna Kowalek. Denna’s poster at Howard University Research Day in April was selected as the top poster winner. She also won third place in the Communications Entrepreneurship Research Center's business plan competition.

Graduate student Monique May has been named Howard’s "Graduate School Student of the Year.”  Monique is in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD) and will receive her master of science degree in speech-language pathology.

MFA graduate student, Be Steadwell has been recognized as the DC Film office's Film-Maker of the month for May 2014. Be has successfully defended her MFA thesis and will graduate this month. A fundraiser is planned to raise additional funds to distribute her film. Her company, fatback films,  works in community engagement through film. Assistant professor Sam Harmon shares that Be’s film company was developed in the SOC Production Seminar, and found it gratifying “to know that our students are developing into smart and creative social entrepreneurs.”

Summer 2014 HU-TEACH pilot program 
Two SOC faculty – Erica Taylor and Kehbuma Langmia – were among 26 faculty selected for Howard’s HU-TEACH online teaching pilot program.


Howard University wins $25,000
The Home Depot recently revealed the top winners of the 2014 ‘Retool Your School’ program:
PHOTO: Several prominent HBCU alumnus and alumna served as judges for the competition. Laz Alonzo (Howard University); Angela Burt-Murray (Hampton University); Munson Steed (Morehouse College); and Gregory More (commissioner of SIAC all reviewed each qualifying school.