Published on February 5, 2015  
Yvonne Thomas

Samford University journalism student Yvonne Thomas has been selected to  attend the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Multimedia Short Course at North Carolina A&T State University March 18-21.

During the all-expenses-paid course, the Nashville, Tenn., native and other students will produce a newscast, webcasts, podcasts, video slide shows and related social media sites. They will be instructed by NC A&T faculty and experienced industry reporters, news directors, producers, videographers and graphic designers.

“I'm so happy to attend the short course and to represent a department that has given so much to me,” Thomas said.

“I am extremely proud of Yvonne's work as a broadcast journalist on Samford News Network,” said Journalism and Mass Communication Department chair Bernie Ankney. “She's also won nearly every academic recognition Samford offers and this award is a recognition of her tremendous accomplishments.”

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Thomas serves as a Samford Ambassador.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.