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Digest Five – Top HBCU ‘Commercials’

Commercials were once an expensive ploy to get many people to see a singular message about a product or service. Today, they can be inexpensively produced and reach millions of people in a matter of minutes.

Historically Black colleges and universities are progressively using the web to position their missions and students for a global audience. Here are five schools effectively using web media to expand their brands and grab attention.

They aren’t all traditional or contemporary commercials, but have gained traction over the months and years as iconic images representing the HBCU experience.
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Texas Southern’s Bastiste-Roberts Named Social Work Educator of the Year

Dr Glora Batiste Roberts wins awardTexas Southern University Professor Gloria Batiste-Roberts was recently named ‘Educator of the Year’ by the National Association of Black Social Workers at its annual conference in April.

NABSW National President Joe Benton said the Executive Committee of the organization enthusiastically selected Dr. Batiste-Roberts because of her commitment to advancing student development through mentorship, scholarship and tireless service. He called her “a model of the best in social work education,” and added that she is a most worthy social work scholar and community leader.

Dr. Batiste-Rogers is the interim coordinator of student services and community relations in the TSU Honors College.