Greenlee School teams up with Big 12 programs for AEJMC social in Washington, D.C.

Educators networked at a social hosted by the Greenlee School, along with media programs at West Virginia University and Texas Tech University. Left to right: Sabine Baumann, Jade University; Sharon Bramlett-Solomon, Arizona State University; Angela Powers, Greenlee School director; and Daniela Dimitrova, Greenlee School professor.

Iowa State University, West Virginia University and Texas Tech University put aside their sports competition for an evening of celebration at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in August.

The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, WVU’s Reed College of Media and TTU’s College of Media & Communication hosted an evening social, bringing together about 150 academic colleagues, friends and associates from all three programs, as well as other educators from around the country.

Those attending from the Greenlee School included faculty members Angela Powers, Jan Lauren Boyles, Daniela Dimitrova, Joel Geske, Andy King and Julie Roosa.

Several D.C.-area Greenlee alumni were in attendance, including William Bray (’74 journalism and mass communication) and Elaine Godfrey (’14 journalism and mass communication, environmental studies). Bray is a software sales executive with IBM Tivoli Software; Godfrey is an assistant editor and politics reporter with The Atlantic.

Others with Greenlee ties also joined the celebration, including Marcia Prior-Miller, a Greenlee associate professor emerita, and Louise Benjamin, an associate dean at Kansas State University who received her master’s in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State.

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals. The Association’s mission is to advance education, foster scholarly research, cultivate better professional practice and promote the free flow of communication.

“AEJMC’s annual conference offers an important opportunity for Greenlee faculty to present their research, attend informative sessions on media education and network with other scholars and educators in their field. We were thrilled to make meaningful connections at the reception we hosted with WVU and TTU. My fellow heads and I agreed it was the first of many receptions hosted by our programs to come,” said Powers, Greenlee School director.