Jacobs National Fellow
ASU student Tammia Jacobs (contributed).
University Undergrad Tammia Jacobs Named Nationwide HBCU Communication FellowBy Kenneth Mullinax/ASUA Mass Communications student at Alabama State University has been named by the National Communication Association (NCA) to be an HBCU Communication Fellow. Tammia Jacobs was selected in a nationwide effort by the NCA to enhance diversity within the communications arena by targeting Black college students from HBCUs to obtain graduate degrees in communication programs at majority higher education institutions. Jacobs is the second student from Alabama State University's Department of Communications to be selected as a national NCA Fellow. Corevantae Graves was the department's first awardee in 2022.Jacobs, who claims both Brooklyn, New York and Atlanta, Ga. as her home towns, is a Communications senior who plans to graduate Spring 2024 with a concentration in Radio and Television.
"This is such an honor to be recognized by the National Communications Association as just one of a few selected nationally to be a Fellow and to travel with all of my expenses paid to the association's 109th annual conference in National Harbor, Maryland," Jacobs said with excitement in her voice. "As part of the honor, I will also be going to Washington, D.C., as part of a lecture series on communications that will allow me to network with my peers and some of the major players in the academic and professional world that I have chosen. This will allow me to participate in a series of workshops and presentations that focus on HBCUs, graduate education and admission, and communications in general."FACULTY ADVISOR COMMENTS ON HOW HONOR AFFECTS ASUOne of Jacobs’ faculty advisors is Dr. Carlos Morrison, a department of Communications professor."Having Ms. Jacobs as a NCA-HBCU Fellow is important to her, but also for our students and for ASU because it shows that our students’ academic achievement in the classroom is recognized at a national level and that the ASU department of Communication has done a great job of laying an undergraduate foundation for student success for both media and communications professionals, but also for getting our students to advance into graduate level communication programs," Morrison explained. "The Communications department has started to develop a sound track record of students entering graduate programs in media and communication and Ms. Jacobs’ fellowship contributes to this effort."News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.###ASU###