Grady College is committed to maintaining and promoting a culture of diversity among its students, faculty, staff and the community. The college pursues this goal through its faculty research, integration of diversity in the curriculum and its outreach.
The Grady College Diversity Committee, made up of faculty, staff and students, guides the college in its diversity initiatives through programming and long-term planning. A diversity director helps implement the diversity committee’s initiatives while focusing on recruiting a diverse student body.
Grady College maintains a comprehensive, college-wide diversity plan that outlines specific plans to meet the following goals:
• create a culture of diversity;
• increasing the number of multicultural students, faculty and staff;
• extending outreach to high school students and their parents;
• expand partnerships that increase diversity-related research and program initiatives with businesses, communities and organizations;
• integrate diversity and inclusion into established systems of accountability.
See below for more diversity news at Grady College.
Grady doctoral student receives esteemed Inez Kaiser Award for health communication research
Fourth-year doctoral student, Yen-I Lee was recently selected as one of three recipients of the prestigious Inez Kaiser Graduate Student of Color Award. This award is given by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in honor of Inez Kaiser, the first African-American woman to be a member of the Public Relations Society […] learn more
Four advertising majors selected for MAIP Fellowship Program
Advertising majors Na’im Carlyle, Emily Laramy, Karen Mejia and Lisa Rainford have been selected as Fellows for the 2017 Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP), hosted by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s). “We’re so proud that these students are representing UGA and the wonderful education they’re getting in AdPR,” said Tom Reichert, head of […] learn more
UGA Grady College launches first AdPR Academy to address diversity gap in advertising, public relations industries
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is launching its first AdPR Academy, a week-long bootcamp designed to teach students from diverse backgrounds tangible skills from the advertising and public relations industries. This program includes more than 35 hours of training from experts and professionals in the industry, including skills-based classes, […] learn more
Look Forward Georgia examines Pulitzer Prize winning work and civil rights in Georgia
As the country remembers Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on the civil rights movement, a new website examining his influence and that of many other Georgians has been launched. “Look Forward: A Digital Exhibition on Civil Rights and the Pulitzer Prize in Georgia,” a grant project produced by a team from the University […] learn more
Civil rights leader to speak about 190th anniversary of the Black Press
To mark the 190th anniversary of the Black Press, Grady College will host a lecture by Benjamin F. Chavis Jr, president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). “190 Years and Counting: Why the Black Press Still Matters” takes place April 3 at 11:15 a.m. in Studio 100. “I can’t think of a […] learn more
Charlayne Hunter-Gault announces Giving Voice to the Voiceless fund
Award-winning journalist, author and distinguished University of Georgia alumna Charlayne Hunter-Gault has established a new endowment, Giving Voice to the Voiceless. The endowment, created by Hunter-Gault and her husband, Ronald Gault, will provide grants to university students to promote social justice and global understanding by giving voice to the voiceless, the charting light of the […] learn more
Grady College student receives Allen Rosenshine Minority Education Fund from BBDO Worldwide
Grady College student Lia Jordan recently received the Allen Rosenshine Minority Education Fund from BBDO Worldwide. This fund was started as an initiative to increase diversity in the advertising industry. Applications are open to minorities, women, and persons protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act who wish to pursue a career in advertising. The scholarship […] learn more
Advertising senior selected as a Most Promising Multicultural Student by the AAF
Advertising and psychology senior Kim Nguyen, a Gainesville, Ga. native, was selected by the American Advertising Federation as one of the Most Promising Multicultural Students for 2016. Nguyen was nominated for the MPMS program by Karen King, her former media planning professor and CURO advisor. “Being named as a 2016 Most Promising Multicultural student is […] learn more
Grady alumna Carole Munroe wins Pat Tobin Award
Congratulations to Carole Munroe (ABJ '82), the 2015 recipient of the Patricia L. Tobin Media Professional Award. She was honored on Aug. 8 during the National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence gala in Minneapolis. Munroe currently serves as director of public relations Walt Disney World Resort. “Carole Munroe is a skilled public relations […] learn more
Grady professor co-authors textbook about diversity in journalism
Maria Len-Ríos (MA '08), associate professor of advertising and public relations at Grady College, has just published an introductory textbook, “Cross-Cultural Journalism: Communicating Strategically About Diversity.” The book aims to teach college students how to navigate a continually changing world and write professionally and successfully about diversity and culture. Len-Ríos edited the book with Earnest […] learn more
Media and Leadership Academy
The Media & Leadership Academy, held June 4-11, 2017 is an intensive, residential one-week program open to rising high school sophomores to seniors interested in the mass communication field. Students will take classes at Grady College in one of three offered tracks: Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations or Entertainment.