Scripps’ 20th Anniversary

“Take a Seat” Initiative Begun at Scripps Howard School ~Seats in the Scripps Theatre available for permanent naming with gift of $1000 ~

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.

There are 150 seats available in the Robert P. Scripps Auditorium in the Scripps Howard School. Net proceeds from this effort will be used for scholarships for students in Scripps, and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information on the “Take a Seat” initiative or the 20th Anniversary celebration program to occur on Feb. 10, 2023, contact the Office of University Relations at 757.727.5253.

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