Entry #3, November 17, 2010
Article courtesy of FAMU News & Headlines
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Journalism and Graphic Communication Division of Graphic Communication has earned reaccreditation.
“We are so pleased to learn that the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC) has voted to reaccredit our Division of Graphic Communication,” said James Hawkins, Ph.D., dean of the FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. “This designation indicates that our programs have demonstrated a commitment to the criteria essential to providing our students a high education and serving the dynamic graphic communications industry.”
FAMU is one of only eight baccalaureate-level graphic communications-related programs in the nation to earn the ACCGC’s seal of approval. The revisitation report stated, “It was obvious the faculty and administration worked hard during the past two years at improving the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. The faculty within the Division of Graphic Communication expressed a positive view of the future and appreciation for the collegial work done in the past. All involved with this improvement should be commended for their fine work.”
This reaccreditation period runs through Aug. 31, 2014.
The School of Journalism and Graphic Communication was founded in 1982. Its Division of Graphics was initially accredited in 2002 and is the first at a historically black university to be nationally accredited by ACCGC. The Division of Graphic Communication offers three tracks: graphic design, print management and photography. The Division of Journalism was the first journalism program at a historically black university to be nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.