The month of April has been a busy one for Mass Communications Students
April 2 FVSU Mass Comm students who are members of the REVEAL Public
Relations Group which consists of students enrolled in the PR Campaigns, PR
Lab and Corporate Communications classes hosted the Top HATS (Hobbies and
Talents) Showcase. The event allowed students to display their various
skills, hobbies and talents.
The event featured FVSU students who have various hobbies and talents to
include: Nick’s Bricks baked goods
The event included a guest speaker/entrepreneur Stephen Thurston.
He discussed how it’s possible to turn your hobbies and talents in to profit.
–April 14 Mass Communications majors participated in the Media Pros
Workshop. Industry Professionals conducted workshops which allowed the
students to do what the pros do
Radio: John Clark of Georgia News Network Students recorded interviews and
John sent them their recorded interview.
Television: Phil Boyd of Boyd’s Audio and Video Students filmed a mini
newscast and learned about camera operation and editing. They even held a
live web cast.
Public Relations: Marcelle English of Jersey Girls Sports Students wrote
Print Journalism: Horace Holloman of Statesboro Herald (FVSU Mass Comm grad
class of 2012. Students wrote a news article.
~~April 16 they participated in the Production Summit at Pebblebrook High
School. It was hosted by Atlanta Radio Personality Greg Street.
Professor Chata Spikes and FVSU Mass Comm graduate (December 2014) Lakeisha
Beavers were on the panel. The panel included various media dn film
professionals such as Diamond Miller Lewis of DeKalb County Television and
Wil Tolbert of The Weather Channel.
April 17-18 FVSU students participated in the Sheen Magazine Legendary
Weekend Event to celebrate the magazie’s 9th Anniversary and the publisher,
Kim Chapman’s 50th Birthday. They were treated to a special event during the
Inspire Me Moment with Carly Harvey, the daughter of Steve Harvey and fashion
icon Marlo Hampton. Carly discussed why having a vision is important.
Hampton talked about how she overcame an abusive childhood to become a
fashionista. The students also participated in the Black Tie Gala. They got
hands-on experience as they were a part of the production team serving as red
carpet coordinators to videographers and photographer.
Back in August 2014 Sheen Magazine awarded five mass communications
(Christopher Kelley, Lakeisha Beavers, Emily Carson, Lamaisha Davis and
Justin Feaster) students with scholarships. The recipients presented a
special Happy Birthday video to the publisher Kim Chapman.