The University of Lagos Mass Communication Alumni Association (UMCAA) will hold its Annual Dinner and Awards night on Dec. 3 in Lagos.
The events hold at the De Rembrandt Hotel, Ikeja, according to Tunde Awobiyi, Chairman of the Dinner and Awards Committee.
This year, new categories of awards have been introduced to appreciate illustrious members.
There will be individuals and sets who have contributed immensely to the development of the department and the association.
The new categories include Grand Star Award, for that individual who has stood out over time in contributing to the development of the department.
Close Knit Award is for the set or class that has a close-knit association.
Members look out for each other, building a family bond, connection and donating to support the Alma Mater.
There will also be special recognition awards for 10 veterans.
Regular categories of the award include Broadcast Journalist of the year, Public Relations Professional of the year and Advertising Professional of the year.
Others are Print Journalist of the year, Online Professional of the year, Lecturer of the year, UMCAAite of the year and Most Participatory set of the year.
Awobiyi said the 2022 events will be bigger and more colourful, an event that reunites old folks.
“This year’s dinner will be different and special because it will be a 3-in-1 event – the dinner proper, swearing in of new exco and awards for deserving UMCAAites,” he said.
According to Eniola Mayowa, Chairman of the Award Sub-Committee, the 2021 events were loud but this year will be big and better.
“You have seen the sights and sounds of the 2021 dinner, 2022 edition promises to be bigger and better.
“It is a beautiful way to end the year,” Mayiwa said.
Established in 1966, The NewsZenith reports that the Department is one of the oldest in the country.
It boasts of many of Nigeria’s finest journalists, educators, administrators and leading media professionals who dot the nation’s media industry.
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