Hampton U. Scripps Howard School 10th Anniversary celebration

By DaReinn Stevens

HAMPTON, Va. – On Thursday, the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Many students, faculty and distinguished guests are eagerly anticipating this commemorative event.

Professor Allie-Ryan Butler, co-event coordinator for the event, has been working diligently to make sure the celebration and evening gala go smoothly. With help from the students and others, Butler has planned an event that is expected to bring money into the school for student scholarships.

Butler has been charged with selecting and furnishing the location and ensuring all guests who attend the fund raiser enjoy the evening festivities.

Students and faculty will be in attendance, and professors have canceled classes so that students are able to attend the various workshops and seminars held throughout the day.

"I hope that we will continue to raise the bar to focus on our digital media initiative to continue to foster the creative genius in our students," said Butler, "and to not only become the best black school of journalism and communications but the best school in journalism and communications."

The gala will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the 14th floor of the Hampton University Harbour Centre, located at 2 Eaton St. Tickets for this event are available for $150 each and can be purchased online.

The writer is a student at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.

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