The Nicholson School of Communication and Media’s Hispanic Media Initiative hosted a visit from South Miami High School’s Video Production Magnet Program at the close of the fall 2018 semester.
About 50 high schoolers from the predominantly Hispanic school participated in presentations by the UCF Office of Admissions, as well as current UCF students and faculty of the NSCM, radio-TV and film programs.
The students also sat in on a live studio broadcast of UCF Knightly News, toured the campus, participated in Q&A sessions with current UCF students and viewed a special screening of “Cuba: Art and Soul,” a student-produced 30-minute TV special.
UCF faculty members Erica Rodriguez Kight, Ph.D. and Katidia Coronado collaborated with Miami-Dade County Public Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year Rudy Diaz to organize the visit, which was partially sponsored by a grant from the Nielsen Foundation.
The Nielsen Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media’s Hispanic Media Initiative to support its ongoing efforts and programs as part of a Hispanic Serving Institution.