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Getting Involved

You may have a passion for public relations and advertising, or Internet journalism, broadcast news or magazines may inspire you. Whatever the case, the University of Memphis Department of Journalism offers countless opportunities for students, alumni and volunteers to join in and have fun and give each other a boost.


Get involved with the Journalism Alumni Club! All journalism alumni are welcome! Contact the incoming club president for more information, Christopher Sheffield or journalism instructor Darrin Devault.

If you are interested in becoming a professional mentor to our students in the #GoPro mentorship program, contact Dr. Erin Willis or Darrin Devault.

Donate to the department's scholarship fund. No amount is too large or too small. Contact Department Chair, Dr. David Arant.


Join one of several student organizations that allow you to bond with classmates and network with professionals in your chosen field. See the Department of Journalism's Facebook for more information.

Society of Professional Journalists

Faculty advisor: Dr. Tom Hrach 

National Association of Black Journalists

Faculty advisor: Professor Otis Sanford 

Public Relations Student Society of America

Faculty advisor: Professor Darrin Devault 

American Advertising Federation

Faculty advisor: Dr. Sandy Utt

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