Thursday, January 29, 2015

NewsChannel 3 Anchor Laila Muhammad Joins HU Scripps Howard School

NewsChannel 3 Anchor Laila Muhammad Joins HU Scripps Howard School

Photo Courtesy: Andrew Bond

WTKR NewsChannel 3 anchor Laila Muhammad has joined the Hampton University Scripps Howard School as an adjunct professor.

Muhammad, who has more than a decade of experience working as a news anchor, reporter, and host, will teach Advanced Broadcast News.

Currently anchoring NewsChannel 3 First at 4 p.m. and WGNT News at 7 p.m. at WTKR-TV and WGNT-TV in Norfolk, Va, she has also been on assignment to the sets of NCIS: Los Angeles, The Young and the Restless, Judge Judy and the Blue Bloods to interview the shows’ leading stars. 

"There are numerous people who have helped me get to this point in my career, said Muhammad. "I have an obligation to give back and to be a mentor to those who are embarking upon a career in broadcasting. My goal is to inspire and fully prepare students to begin careers as working journalists when they leave HU."
Muhammad speaking with students from her class.

Muhammad has always had a passion for helping students shape their career goals and accomplish. She had the opportunity to teach media writing and performance courses at East Carolina University, while dually working as a reporter and anchor for the CBS-affiliate in Greenville, NC before coming to the Hampton Roads area.

“To have a faculty member like Laila Muhammad, who is both an accomplished newswoman and an experienced journalism educator, is a real coup for the Scripps Howard School,” said Brett Pulley, Dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. “Our students stand to benefit greatly from the opportunity to learn the craft from a broadcast news professional whose work can be seen daily, right here in our market.”

Muhammad shared how HU was her first choice as a high school student. She was accepted to the university, but a week before she was set to leave for HU, she changed her mind and chose to stay closer to home and attended Salem College in North Carolina.

“It’s funny how life comes full circle,” said Muhammad. I eventually made it to Hampton’s journalism school, but in a different capacity."

By: Gianina Thompson

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

HU Faculty receive Academic Excellence Faculty Award

Eight HU faculty members recognized for efforts

Eight Hampton University faculty members received the Academic Excellence Faculty Award during the 2015 Winter Education Staff Institute. The winners pictured above with University President Dr. William R. Harvey and Executive Vice President & Provost Dr. JoAnn W. Haysbert are accompanied by their respective Dean's include:

Dr. Francis Ndemo - School of Pharmacy
Dr. Ralph Charlton - School of Education and Human Development
Dr. Candace Wallace - School of Liberal Arts
Ms. Donna Pendergraft - School of Nursing
Mr. Wayne Dawkins - Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
Dr. Sharad Maheshwaro - School of Business
Dr. Arun Verma - School of Science
Mrs. Margaret Browning - School of Engineering and Technology

-Matthew A. White '10