Tom, I take such pride in the broadcast degree I earned from the University of Maryland in College Park. The Merrill College is among the most nation’s most renowned journalism schools and because of its limited enrollment, it’s extremely competitive to get in. Initially, I planned focusing on print journalism, but would up going the broadcast route. I took classes that gave me a taste of every facet of the business, both in front of and behind the camera, and participated in two extraordinarily valuable internships.
Paying it forward, I am now a member of the J-Schools Board of Visitors, and take part in many of the major decisions regarding the program’s future, from the class curriculum to the recent construction of our new state-of-the-art building on campus. Very, very rewarding.