Journalism banquet allows alumni to reconnect with Hall School

Posted: Tuesday, 05 March 2013

TROY – Troy University’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication will recognize the outstanding achievements of its students and alumni at its annual awards banquet in April, and the Journalism Alumni Association is accepting nominations for awards.

The annual banquet recognizes the achievements of not only students currently enrolled at TROY but also highlights the success of graduates working in the fields of advertising, public relations, print and broadcast Journalism. Nomination forms can be found on the JAA’s website at jaa.troy.edu.

“The alumni awards banquet is a great way of recognizing the success of our graduates and is also a way of welcoming back all of our graduates so they can remember their time in the Hall School,” says Aaron Taylor, President of the JAA and past alumni award recipient. “We hope as many graduates as possible come back for the banquet to see what’s going on at their alma mater, including many of the changes that have taken place since they left.”

During this year’s awards banquet, the Hall School of Journalism and Communication will celebrate its 41st anniversary and many of the changes four decades of journalism education have brought.

Chief among those changes is the School’s first graduate program. Taught online, the Master of Science in Strategic Communication is designed to be completed in one year. Another change has been the official renaming of the School’s print journalism program. The Multimedia Journalism track takes advantage of technological advances in the field and better positions graduates for a digital future, Taylor said.

“I feel a lot of the alumni are not aware of what is going on at their alma mater,” he said. “The banquet is a good way to get reacquainted not just with the School but with old classmates they haven’t seen in years.”

The banquet will be in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on Saturday, April 6, with a meet-and-greet starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Hall School students and $25 for alumni and other guests.

For more information on the banquet or to purchase tickets, contact Kate Rowinsky at 334-670-3289 or by email at krowinsky@troy.edu