NCCU's Broadcast TV Studio celebrates grand opening
The newly-renovated NCCU Broadcast TV Studio officially opened on April 23, 2019 with a ceremony that filled the lobby of the Farrison-Newton Communications Building. The occasion was marked with words from NCCU’s chancellor Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye and other faculty and staff involved with the project. The TV Studio was celebrated for its new state-of-the-art technology, dramatic impactful design, and positive effect on the University for future growth and leadership in this field.
Chancellor Akinleye, whose background includes a master’s in media technology making him particularly interested in the scope of this project, proudly noted that “NCCU’s new television studio signals a shift in the way we will prepare our students who seek to become trained, job-ready, award-winning journalists.”
Later in the program Dr. Calvin Hall, chair of the Department of Mass Communications, stated “This facility reflects the university’s commitment to the idea that our students—and those to train and teach them—deserve to have access to the best equipment and facilities.”
Following these remarks the official ribbon cutting occurred, with Chancellor Akinleye doing the honors of opening the studio. TV Studio manager Ms. Felecia Casey-Hicks and several students led tours of the renovated space and demonstrations of its new capabilities.
EVOKE is proud to have been part of this amazing project, and we are thrilled to observe the attendees’ excitement at the opening. We look forward to seeing many great productions by the Department of Mass Communication and the Broadcast TV program going forward!