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Welcomes Alumni to NABJ Convention in Philadelphia
Interim Dean Launches "Take A Seat" Campaign for 10th Anniversary

The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) will welcome its alumni to the annual convention and career fair of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) during a reception on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. The reception will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, in Philadelphia, Pa.

The reception, hosted by Interim Dean Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 118A, is a prelude to the school’s 10th anniversary celebration to be held next year. Whitaker-Heck said, “This is a prime opportunity to reconnect and fellowship with our illustrious alumni and to update them about all of the exciting plans for the SHSJC ten-year milestone.”

Whitaker-Heck is launching the “Take A Seat” nameplate campaign for the Robert P. Scripps Auditorium in the Scripps Howard Building on campus. Whitaker-Heck said, “This is the perfect chance for our alumni to proudly claim their legacy, while supporting the college program that nurtured their journalism and communications ambitions.” A special prize give-away for attendees who submit their business card, branded Hampton University premium items, and light refreshments will be offered at the reception.

"Give light and the people will find their own way.” This motto, coined by the Scripps Howard Foundation, has been the guiding inspiration of Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications since its inception in 2002. Uniquely designed as a modern, symbolic lighthouse, the Scripps Howard School was built with a vision to produce ethical and competitive leaders equipped to practice excellence and innovation in multimedia technology while adhering to the core principles of journalism and communications.