A Legend Comes Home: Honoring Chuck Scarborough, Oct. 24

Dear Southern Miss Mass Communication and Journalism Alumni and Supporters:

I’m pleased to announce that the seventh annual Southern Miss School of Mass Communication and Journalism Symposium will coincide in 2013 with the university’s Homecoming activities, the ribbon-cutting for our new home in College Hall and an induction ceremony for one of the university’s most distinguished alumni into the school’s Hall of Fame. Chuck Scarborough, a 1969 graduate who has served as the main news anchor at WNBC-TV in New York for nearly 40 years, will be honored Thursday, October 24 at this year’s symposium: “A Legend Comes Home: Honoring Chuck Scarborough.”

The symposium will include a luncheon at which time we will induct Mr. Scarborough into the MCJ Hall of Fame. Alum David Sheffield, film and television writer and 2008 inductee into the MCJ Hall of Fame, will deliver the luncheon’s keynote remarks. These two men worked together at WDAM-TV while students at Southern Miss and later at NBC in New York. Proceeds from the event will benefit the College Hall fund and scholarships named for former professors; contributions to those scholarships will support our efforts to name spaces in College Hall for those professors.

Tickets for the lucheon are $50, and can be purchase by contacting Mandy Nace at 601.266.4196 or amanda.tilley@usm.edu.  You can also print the reply_form (PDF) and mail it in with your payment. If you travel to Hattiesburg for the symposium, please consider staying for the College Hall ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 25 and the Homecoming football game against North Texas on October 26.

This is a particularly historic moment for the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, so I hope you’ll be able to join us for the symposium. If not, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support the MCJ Building Fund or scholarships that honor past faculty members.  You can go to The Campaign for Mass Comm website: www.usmfoundation.com/masscomm.

As always, many thanks for your support of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism.

Southern Miss to the Top!

Christopher Campbell, Ph.D.
Director, School of Mass Communication and Journalism

 

Chuck Scarborough, WNBC-TV anchor and MCJ Alum

 

 

   

2013 Southern Miss Mass Communication
and Journalism Symposium 

A Legend Comes Home: Honoring Chuck Scarborough

 

MORNING SESSION: “A Conversation with Chuck Scarborough”
9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom I

Moderators:
    Randy Swan, news director and anchor at WDAM-TV; alum and 2010 inductee into the MCJ Hall of Fame
    Karrie Leggett-Brown, reporter and anchor at WDAM-TV


LUNCHEON AND HALL OF FAME INDUCTION:
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom III

Tickets: $ 50 (Purchase your ticket by filling out this form) (PDF)

Alum David Sheffield, film and television writer and 2008 inductee into the MCJ

 

 

 

 

 Keynote Address:

David Sheffield, film and television writer, alum and 2008
inductee into the MCJ Hall of Fame


MASTER CLASS: 1 - 3 p.m., College Hall
A master class will be led by Chuck Scarborough to give students an inside perspective on today's media industry. Students attending this class have previously applied and been accepted to attend this session.

 

THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR SPONSORS:

   

WNBC-TV 4 New York Logo

The College of Arts and Letters at Southern MissRaycom Media Logo

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association

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