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October 27, 2022

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8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Board of Visitors Meeting

Lecture Hall

**Invitation Only

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

“Inclusion Begins with the Letter ‘I’”

Lecture Hall

The future of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the newsroom
Rod CarterEvening Anchor at WNCN, Charlotte
Monique MitchellFranchise Manager at “Karma’s World,” 9 Story Media
Heidi OtwayPresident at SalterMitchell PR
Kathy TimesPresident at Yellow Brick Media Concepts
Ginger MaddoxExecutive Producer at WBBM-TV, Chicago
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Colloquium: “From the Bottom Up!”

Charles Winter Wood Theatre – Tucker Hall

A candid conversation with members of the first graduating classes of the J-school.
Gayle AndrewsPresident at Andrews Plus
Mira LoweDean at FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication
Curtis JohnsonPresident at FAMU National Alumni Association
Kim GodwinPresident at ABC News
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Grads are Back Career Fair

SJGC Library

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Grads are Back BBQ

SJGC Gallery and Patio

2 – 4 p.m.

Content for Change

TV20 Studio B – Room 1047

Powered by: Paramount
Melanie MitchellCreator and Comedian
Radio Big MackParamount
Petty VeeParamount
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

“Pitching to Placement – Playing the P.R. Game”

Room 1003

Betsy Helgager HughesCEO at BLH Consulting
Eric WinkfieldVice President at M Booth
Paula WittPaula Witt at Music Publicist & Vice President
Marsha ArcherPresident/CEO at M-Squared Public Relations
Jaylen ChristieAccount Supervisor at Bernadette Davis Communications
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

“Lights, Cameras … Action!”

Photo Studio – Room 2058

The Entertainment Zone – Recasting Your Skills
Rashan AliTV/Radio Personality, Author
Dontaira Terrell
Dontaira TerrellEntertainment Journalist at
Nathan Vinson
Nathan VinsonWeekend Audience Editor at People
Driadonna Roland
Driadonna RolandExec. Producer at Hell of a Week with Charlamagne the God
Juwan MassGhost Brothers at Discovery+
Dalen SprattGhost Brothers at Discovery+
Marcus HarveyGhost Brothers at Discovery+
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

“Countdown to Deadline”

Lecture Hall

What it takes to make it in the newsroom and beyond
Denise Hendricks
Denise HendricksExecutive Producer at MSNBC
Aiyana IshmaelEditorial Assistant at Teen Vogue
Rana CashExecutive Editor at Charlotte Observer
Tia MitchellWhite House Correspondent at C-Span Host, Washington Journal
Kareem WhiteKareem White at Sr. Talent Producer
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.

Designing the Career You Love

Room 3133

Putting your passion to work in graphic design
Brain Rice
Brian RiceSVP, Global Chief Brand and Design Officer, at 3M Company
Novia LindsaySr. User Interface Designer at Amadeus
Velvette DelaneyVelvette Delaney
Keytron JordanGraphic Designer at Paramount/CBS Sports
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.

“Branding Your Hussle”

Lecture Hall

Making your personal Brand work for You!
Nick NelsonCEO at The Brandprenuer
Ameer BrownCo-Founder/President at Breakr
Aaron Paxton ArnoldWriter/Producer for Television and Film at
Nikki Frenney-Wiggins at The Nikita Consultancy, LLC
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.

“From Here to There: Where Your J-School Degree Can Take You”

Photo Studio – Room 2058

Learn what else you can do with your journalism degree
Courtney CulmerFounder at Uplevel Communications
Tola ThompsonPartner at Ballard Partners
Kanya StewartCommunications Director at National Association of Black Journalists
A’sia HorneAssistant Editor at The Woman King
6 – 9 p.m.

40th Anniversary Reception

The Meek-Eaton Black Archives and Museum

Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future
Rashan AliMistress of Ceremony

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