Continued: $500,000 gift
'Growing and staying releveant'
Student reaction to the endowment was positive as they recognize the growing need for investigative reporting on the significant and complex business and financial topics.
“It is reassuring, as a student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, to see our school growing and staying relevant to the market and that alumni valued their experience at the University of South Carolina enough to give back to the current students, helping prepare us for the professional world,” said Jenna Marie Lindberg, a senior from Richmond, Va., majoring in public relations.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers undergraduate majors in advertising, public relations, electronic journalism, print journalism and visual communications. Graduate degree programs include a master of arts, a master of mass communications and a doctorate. The school has particular strengths in the areas of media convergence and science and health communication.