School of Communications hosted a "Thanks UNC!" luncheon
Feb. 7 in appreciation of our Chapel Hill neighbors producing so
many outstanding faculty members now at Elon.
Parsons and about 20 Elon faculty members welcomed about 15 faculty
from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including Dean Richard Cole and
Senior Associate Dean Tom Bowers.
with graduate degrees from UNC Chapel Hill introduced themselves
and identified their UNC mentors, and Dean Cole declared Elon to
have the greatest concentration of UNC journalism school graduates
of any communications school in the nation.
Six Elon faculty
members have a Ph.D. from UNC Chapel Hill, and another three have
masterŐs degrees. Those with a Ph.D. are David Copeland, Don Grady,
Brad Hamm, Anthony Hatcher, David Loomis and Harlen Makemson, and
master's graduates are Mark Fox, Michele Lashley and Nadia Watts.
After a buffet
luncheon in one of Elon's television studios, the UNC faculty took
a tour of the School of Communications building.