Archive for December, 2012

Tiffany Edmondson

Mass comm senior Tiffany Edmondson of Jackson, Miss., was selected to participate in the PBS Newshour Inauguration Multimedia short course.

Edmondson earned a free trip to Washington, D.C., Jan. 18-22. She also will participate in a four-day multimedia production camp.
Edmondson was among 14 students nationwide selected to participate. More than 45 students applied for the program.

Posted in Award, Internships, Students

Meredith to serve on Fulbright committee

December 12th, 2012 by masscomm

Dr. Judy Alsobrooks Meredith was selected as a member of the Diversity Task Force of the Fulbright Scholars Organization in December 2012. A charge of the committee is to bring greater diversity to Fulbright on a national level and to ensure participation from HBCUs regarding awarding grants to minority scholars.

Posted in Faculty, Service

Class raises money for Salvation Army

December 12th, 2012 by masscomm

Dr. Monica Flippin-Wynn‘s fall 2012 Research Methods class recently raised $1,080 to help the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. The students, dubbed Wynn’s Holiday Helpers, earned points toward their class grade and community service hours.
“In the process, my students are instrumental in giving back to the community during a season that holds gloom and despair for so many families,” Flippin-Wynn said. “Hopefully, doing community service will become a consistent theme in their lives as they move on from Jackson State. My goal is to challenge minds and change lives. With this project, that is what we do.”
Last year, Wynn’s Holiday Helpers collected $500. December 2011 was the first time the class completed the project. Students sold snowflakes for $1 to raise the funds.
Student Darenique Henry said the snowflakes assignment was great. “It gave us a chance to earn extra points, but most importantly we helped a family have a Christmas!” Henry said. “This experience is truly humbling!”
Student Kachelle Pratcher also enjoyed the assignment.
“Having a chance to give back to the community and provide a smile on children faces is what giving is all about,” Pratcher said. “I am thankful that Dr. Wynn has given my class the opportunity to help a family in need and hopefully this encourages the student body that there is more to the holiday season then thinking about yourself. You can always lend a helping hand to others.”

Posted in Faculty, Service, Students

Hewitt wins NBC Universal scholarship

December 12th, 2012 by masscomm

Jade Hewitt


Mass comm junior Jade Hewitt, a native of Jackson, Miss., recently received the NBC Universal scholarship, a sponsor of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The scholarship award totaling $6,200 will be paid in two distributions of $3,100 per semester.

This scholarship was open to all students attending a historically black college or university. Other criteria included a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 and a choice between two essay questions. Hewitt chose “What inspired you to pursue a degree in your current field of study and what impact will it have on our society?”
Hewitt said she was honored to receive the scholarship. “College tuition is steadily increasing, and I need as much financial support as I can possibly get to cover the costs of following my dreams,” said Hewitt, 20, who grew up in West Columbia, Texas. “It’s a blessing and I’m grateful.”
Hewitt has a concentration in multimedia journalism and a minor in biology. She aspires to become a news anchor for CNN and an activist/advocate for women and children.

Meredith, Flippin-Wynn win award

December 12th, 2012 by masscomm

Dr. Judy Alsobrooks Meredith and Dr. Monica Flippin-Wynn won Best of Session in October 2012 at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Conference in Biloxi, Miss.

Their double-blind, peer-reviewed presentation was titled, “A Reflective Look Back: In Their Own Words: The Experiences and Perceptions of Journalists Who Reported on the Civil Rights Movement.”

Posted in Award, Faculty, Research