N.C. A&T STUDENTS AND TWO FACULTY MEMBERS TO TRAVEL TO A CONFERENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA

For the fourth consecutive year, the Institute for Advance Journalism Studies at North Carolina A&T State University, will send students from the department of journalism and mass communication and faculty members from the college of arts and sciences to participate in the African Presidential Roundtable in South Africa, May 23-25.

“This is a part of the Institute’s continuing effort to provide JOMC students with valuable learning experiences outside of the classroom and as close to the frontlines of journalism as possible,” said DeWayne Wickham, director of the Institute and interim chair of A&T’s journalism department.

In previous years, the institute has sent three journalism students and two students from the department of political science and criminal justice. This year, there will be a team of five journalism students, a journalism faculty member and a faculty member from political science and criminal justice.

Representing the journalism department will be Dr. Linda F. Callahan, with Dr. James Steele representing the department of political science and criminal justice. Student representatives are Deryck Nicholson, Kelcie McCrae, Shawn Jackson II, Kelsey Fair and Khalil Lewis.

This year’s roundtable meeting, “21st Century Energy Agenda for Africa,” will take place at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The African Presidential Roundtable is a signature program of the African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) at Boston University.

Through its collaboration with nine universities worldwide, Boston University invited N.C. A&T to participate as part of APARC’s American-African Universities (AAU) Collaborative.