FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2022
SJGC Welcomes St. Jude Marketing VP
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Mike Siegel, the Sr. Vice President of Marketing of ALSAC for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be visiting FAMU’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) from Feb. 22-23.
Siegel’s visit is part of SJGC’s educational partnership with the hospital. SJGC faculty will collaborate with St. Jude marketing leaders to cultivate “real-world perspectives” and skills that will transfer with a student from the classroom and into their career.
“The goal of this partnership is to promote interest in careers in marketing, and to complement the classroom content with access to industry resources and experiences,” said Siegel.
On Feb. 22 Siegel will tour SJGC following his meeting with Dean Lowe. From 11 a.m.- 12:30p.m. Siegel and ALSAC Creative Services manager Sophie Parker will co-host a portfolio workshop for Graphic Design students in the SJGC Gallery. That evening Siegel will meet with FAMU’s PRSSA chapter to discuss interview tips and job opportunities.
During the final day of his visit Siegel will meet with Dr. Hsuan Huang’s PR Campaigns class to discuss audience segmentation for charitable organizations.
Since its establishment in 1962, St. Jude has been committed to providing families of all backgrounds free services regardless of financial means. St. Jude has remained the leading research hospital for children’s cancer research since being named the number one children’s cancer hospital in the U.S by U.S. News & World Report in 2010.
“We are proud to uphold that commitment today and to support the preparation of FAMU students for successful careers,” said Siegel.
For more information contact:
Office of the Dean
Dr. Hsuan Huang
About the FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication
As the first accredited program of its kind among the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication sets the standard in journalism and graphic communication. Since its founding in 1982, SJGC consistently receives high marks for the quality of its graduates. Students have earned awards and honors for their work on multiple media platforms from the SPJ Florida Sunshine State Awards, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences College Awards, the Associate Press, CNN, the coveted William Randolph Hearst Medallion and numerous other entities. SJGC is composed of two divisions: the Division of Journalism that offers degrees in journalism and public relations, and the Division of Graphic Communication that offers a graphic communication degree.