White House Director Addie Whisenant

A&T Lecture Series Featured Speaker: White House Director Addie Whisenant

White House Director of African American Media Addie Whisenant will be the Keynote Speaker in the Richard E. Moore Memorial Lecture, which is hosted by the Journalism and Mass Communication department at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The series is an annual event that features distinguished communications professionals who inform and foster academic and professional growth among communications students. The lecture is scheduled to be held Wednesday, April 22, at 5 p.m. in General Classroom Building-Auditorium, room 218 on the university’s campus.

The lecture series receives its name from prominent journalist and educator Dr. Richard E. Moore who served at the helm of N.C. A&T’s Public Relations Office for more than 28 years. He was also an associate professor in the department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Moore received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor degree in Spanish and military science from North Carolina A&T. He subsequently earned his Doctorate in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A notable civil leader pervasively adept professional in the communications field, Moore forged a legacy of tenacity, professional competency, and service, values honored with the lecture series.

Whisenant, an Atlanta native and alumna of North Carolina A&T State University, received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2007. She began her career as an intern, and subsequent Editorial Assistant, for National Public Radio in Washington, DC. She has since held numerous positions and worked extensively in the communications profession prior to her current position as White House Director of African American Media, a position that provides a channel of communication between African American Media and the Obama Administration. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.