Hampton Va. – Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) will commemorate its 10-year anniversary Thursday, Oct. 18. The day’s events will include, student career workshops with E.W. Scripps Company President and CEO Richard Boehne presenting the keynote address, a Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon and an anniversary fundraising gala in the “Penthouse” of the Harbour Centre in downtown Hampton.
Student Career Workshops
This event will begin at 9 a.m. in the Robert P. Scripps Auditorium at the Scripps Howard School. Boehne will present the keynote address, “Transitioning to Digital.” Following the address, attendees will participate in a series of workshop sessions focused on media innovation, political journalism and brand management. Students will also participate in a Scripps Howard Foundation contest titled, "I Want to Work for Scripps." Based on the portfolios, work experience and congeniality of the contestants, a winner will be selected to receive a $500 scholarship and an internship opportunity.
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Luncheon
The induction into the SHSJC Hall of Fame will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the new HU Dining Hall, which officially opened Sept. 8.
HU graduates and faculty who have earned high distinction in the field of journalism and communications will join the school's hall of fame. Inductees include: Tony Brown, SHSJC dean emeritus and producer of “Tony Brown’s Journal;” Sheila R. Solomon, veteran newspaper editor and recruiter; Debra A. Miller, global marketing communications expert; Allison Seymour, Fox5 morning news anchor, Washington, D.C.; Robert Sengstacke Abbott (posthumous), founder/publisher/editor, Chicago Defender; Spencer Christian, television personality and former weather reporter for “Good Morning America” on ABC News.
Anniversary Fundraising Gala
The Gala will be a special evening, filled with amazing food, signature drinks and desserts, live entertainment, and a 360 degree view of the entire Hampton Roads area from the top floor “Penthouse” at the Hampton University Harbour Centre in downtown Hampton.
Several members of the newly announced Scripps Howard Board of Advisors are expected to attend. The gala is open to the public and ticket prices are $100 for alumni from the 2002-2012 graduating classes, $150 for the general public and $1,400 for a table of 10. For information about the events, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets to the Gala, please call (757) 727-5405 or visit the registration website.
Members of the Scripps Howard School’s Board of Advisors are:
TIM ARMSTRONG – CEO, AOL Corp.
RICHARD BOEHNE – President and CEO, E.W. Scripps Co.
SUBHASH CHANDRA – Founder and Chairman, Essel Group
ROBERT CHRISTIE – Senior VP, Corporate Communications, New York Times Co.
BARBARA CIARA – Anchor and Managing Editor, WTKR NewsChannel 3, Norfolk, Virginia
MARK CUBAN – Chairman, HDNet; Owner, NBA’s Dallas Mavericks
ED DANDRIDGE – CEO, National Association of Investment Companies
MICHAEL DAYS – Managing Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer?
PAT FORD – Global Vice-Chairman, Burson-Marsteller
SIMON GILLHAM – Senior Executive VP, Communications, Vivendi Corp.
MICHELLE HORD – WHITE – VP, Talent Development & Pipeline Programs, NBC Universal
KIM L. HUNTER – President/CEO, LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS
SHEILA JOHNSON – Co-Founder, Black Entertainment TV; CEO, Salamander Hospitality
ROB KING – Senior VP and Editor-in-Chief; ESPN Digital Media
JOE LOCKHART – VP, Global Communications, Facebook
PHYLLIS MCGRADY – Senior VP, Creative Development, ABC News
MICHELLE MILLER – Correspondent. CBS News
ZENIA MUCHA – Executive VP, Chief Communications Officer, Walt Disney Co.
JAMES MURDOCH – Deputy Chief Operating Officer, News Corp.
NORMAN PEARLSTINE – Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg L.P.
MIKE PHILIPPS – President and CEO, Scripps Howard Foundation
DAVID RHODES – President, CBS News
DESIREE ROGERS – CEO, Johnson Publishing Co.
HARRY SMITH – Correspondent, NBC News
PAUL STEIGER – CEO and President, ProPublica
LAURA THOMAS, CEO, XO Communications
JIM WIATT – Strategic Advisor to AOL; former CEO of William Morris Agency Inc.
MICHAEL WOLF – Founder & Managing Director, Activate