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Mix 96.5's Sarah Pepper Joins UHD Comm Studies Panel Oct. 24


By Paige Caldwell

Image of Sarah PepperAs part of an “Academic Achievement through Community Engagement” (A+CE) course, University of Houston-Downtown’s (UHD) Communication Studies program is set to host the panel presentation “Communication Connecting Community.”

The event will run from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Robertson Auditorium located on the third floor of the Academic Building.

The panel is comprised of four speakers from the areas of radio, social media, public relations, health communication, and corporate communication. Radio host from Mix 96.5 and the voice of Houston Dash soccer team, Sarah Pepper, is one of the highlighted speakers who will be sharing her insights.

The goal of A+CE courses is to help students think critically about community issues. In these courses, faculty help students understand how the course content can be applied to real-world issues and students hear from community leaders about these issues in the context of the course.

For this event panel, each speaker will discuss how they moved from Bachelor or Master of Arts in Communication Studies to success in their career and how they have given back to the community in their professional role.

Light refreshments will be served.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.