Paul J. Joseph, chair of the Communication Department, School of Public Affairs at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., recently visited Sussex Technical High School to meet with media broadcasting communications career-technical teacher Gary Conaway. Joseph’s mission was to investigate possibilities for integration of Sussex Tech’s Media Broadcasting Communications Technologies curriculum into Methodist University’s program. Sussex Tech students successfully meeting designated course requirements within the media broadcasting career-technical pathway could be eligible to receive advanced college credit at Methodist University. This partnership would offer Sussex Tech students an opportunity to continue their communications education at a four-year college.
“Sussex Tech’s students have drive and insight. They are used to competition. This is the kind of student we want in our programs,” said Joseph.
Also during his visit, Joseph met with Sherri Smith, student activities coordinator at Sussex Tech, to discuss the collegiate level of SkillsUSA competition. Sussex Tech media broadcasting students have placed among the top three in the nation in high school SkillsUSA competition during seven of the past eight years.