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Release Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 3:41 PM
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Howard University Partners with NABEF on 2013 Media Sales Institute Program

WASHINGTON (May 7, 2013) – Howard University and the National Association of Broadcasters will join forces to implement one of the NAB Education Foundation’s (NABEF) most prominent career initiatives, the Media Sales Institute (MSI). Howard University founded the MSI program 13 years ago.

The NABEF Media Sales Institute at Howard University is an intense 12-day training program for recent college graduates who are interested in careers in media sales. The Media Sales Institute is part of NABEF’s commitment to expanding diversity in radio and television broadcasting. This program helps students of diverse backgrounds begin their careers in media sales and trains students to excel and advance in the broadcast industry.

The Media Sales Institute is an effective program for identifying and developing talented media professionals and has served as a gateway for young talented individuals of diverse backgrounds to enter into media sales. The vision of the MSI is to bring together the broadcast industry, media companies and sales candidates, making it a win-win for all.

The 2013 class of the Media Sales Institute at Howard University is listed below:

·         Jeanette Baviwdinsi, Howard University
·         Phelicia Berry, Albany State University
·         Glover Campbell, Howard University
·         Alexus Harris, Bowie State University
·         Kalina Harrison, Claflin University
·         Daillen Hughes, Howard University
·         Atwan Jackson, Albany State University
·         Rashaad Johnson, Delaware State University
·         Charles Johnson, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
·         Chanel Laguna, North Carolina Central University
·         Martin Langston, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
·         Ashley Lett, Columbia College Chicago
·         Hannah Ostic, Whitworth University
·         Brianna Peterson, Howard University
·         Torrence Roundtree, Howard University
·         Jasmine Sams, Savannah State University
·         Moriah Scott, Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical University
·         Joshua Spivey, Bowie State University
·         Anthony Whitlow, Howard University
·         Shay Woodard, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. For more information on NABEF, please visit
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The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at


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