Tallahassee, FL. – Gale A. Workman, professor in the Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, has been appointed to the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, (ACEJMC).
Workman will represent the Association of Women in Communications (AWC) on the Council. AWC is one of 19 member-organizations that constitute the Council. The Council is responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities.
Currently, there are 110 professionally accredited programs in the United States. FAMU’s Division of Journalism is professionally accredited.
“I never imagined 20 years ago, when I wrote my doctoral dissertation on the history of the Accrediting Council, that I would become a member of this powerful organization,” Workman said. “My predecessor, Jo-Ann Huff Albers, is a tough act to follow. She has been AWC’s representative on the Council for 27 years.”
Jo-Ann Huff Albers will retire from the Council in May. She was director of journalism and broadcasting at Western Kentucky University and remains an active member of AWC.
Workman is a former AWC national board member and the faculty adviser to the Tallahassee Student Chapter of AWC. She has been named AWC Outstanding Faculty Adviser five times.
Workman will be the second faculty member to serve on the ACEJMC. Bob Ruggles, the former dean, also served on the council.
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