~Commemorative Career Fair & Anniversary Event Held at the Landing~
HAMPTON, VA (Dec. 19, 2022) — Founded in September 2002, this calendar year represents the 20th Anniversary in the establishment of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University. To recognize this important milestone, a celebratory program will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023, at the Landing Hotel in Hampton, Va. In addition, a commemorative career fair will be held at the Scripps school featuring the top news and public relations firms in the nation for direct student engagement.
Julia A. Wilson, Dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, said, “Our school was founded to serve as a pipeline
of talent and to bring diversity into the newsrooms. Our students are trained to become professional journalists and strategic communicators who can compete globally. One of the industry’s most glaring weaknesses, when the school was founded, was that there were few people of
color in high profile, leadership positions. We are proud that the Scripps school has contributed greatly to changing that paradigm over these past 20 years by providing exceptional talent to media organizations and public relations agencies worldwide.”
The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications is a 36,000-square-foot building and includes classrooms, broadcast journalism facilities, a television studio with state-of-the-art digital editing equipment, a radio station, a multi-media lecture hall and
auditorium, and four computer labs for writing, reporting, and editing for print, broadcast and online journalism and communications.
“Our students are the reason for the success of our school, said Dean Wilson. “With industry professional lecturers from across the country, they are exposed to some of the most prolific journalists and media figures who share real-world industry experiences. We receive inquiries from around the world regarding enrollment. And our faculty are second to none by providing top-tier educational experiences for our students.”
Members of the Scripps team are:
- Julia A. Wilson, Dean (View Full Bio)
- Carol C. Crabbe, Assistant Dean ( View Full Bio)
- Maynard Eaton, Endowed Professor (View Full Bio)
- Deborah Flippens, Assistant Professor (View Full Bio)
- Dr. James Ford, Assistant Professor (View Full Bio)
- Efrem Graham, Adjunct Professor (View Full Bio)
- Tommy Heffron, Assistant Professor (View Full Bio)
- Jay Lang, General Manager, WHOV 88.1 FM (View Full Bio)
- Willie C. Moore, Scripps Howard Endowed Professor (View Full Bio)
- Chad Potter, Broadcast Engineer / IT Manager (View Full Bio)
- Lynn Waltz, Assistant Professor (View Full Bio)
- Kimberly Wimbish, Adjunct Professor (View Full Bio)
Scripps school boasts of partnerships with numerous organizations, including the Scripps Howard Fund, NBC Universal News Group, White House Correspondents Association, WTKR-TV 3, RF Binder, Sloan PR, NBCUniversal/Comcast, WAVY-TV 10, Warner Media, the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Daily Press, 21st Century, Oculus, Canon and MTV Entertainment Group, and many other
For more information on the Career Fair and the 20th Anniversary celebration, contact the Office of University Relations at 757.727.5253.
About Hampton University
Hampton University is a comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to the promotion of learning, building of character and preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Its curriculum emphasis is scientific and professional with strong liberal art undergirding. In carrying out its mission, the University requires that everything that it does be of the highest quality. A historically black institution, Hampton University is committed to multiculturalism. The University serves students from diverse national, cultural and economic backgrounds. Research and public service are integral parts of Hampton’s mission. In order to enhance scholarship and discovery, the faculty is engaged in writing, research, and grantsmanship. In achieving its mission, Hampton University offers exemplary programs and opportunities which enable students, faculty and staff to grow, develop and contribute to our society in a productive and useful manner. Visit www.hamptonu.edu for more information.