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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.