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Howard University Names Communication School After Cathy Hughes

Howard University has announced that they will be renaming their prestigious Comm School after media titan Cathy Hughes. Hughes’ legacy with The Mecca goes back years ago when the HBCU offered her a position as a lecturer. The Radio One founder later became the general sales manager of WHUR 96.3 FM, Howard’s operated and owned campus radio station.

According to The Hill Top Online, Hughes even donated $4 million to the university to help with their various Communication programs.

With the Howard University School Of Communications celebrating its 45th anniversary last month and speculations of a new School of Communications’ building to be built in the near future, the school will now be having a new name: the Cathy Hughes School of Communications.

According to Radio One’s WOL News Talk 1450 AM, the naming ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 23, at Howard University, a day after the conclusion of events from Howard Homecoming’s #ExperienceBlueprint. A source from Howard’s Department of Development and Alumni Relations told The Hilltop that Hughes donated a monetary gift of $4 million dollars to Howard University.


Congratulations to Howard University and Cathy Hughes on this tremendous honor!



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