Madonna Recognized by NAMIC for Diversity

Trustee Gerald Smith

LIVONIA, MICH. - The Detroit Chapter of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and Madonna University hosted the first quarterly partner luncheon in the Derry Studios at Madonna, Tuesday, Sept. 17. The event was orchestrated by Madonna Trustee and Communication Professional Gerald Smith, chair of the NAMIC Partnership Committee, shown here speaking to the attendees.

Founded in 1980, NAMIC is the premier organization that educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry, ensuring people of color will be a major part of the power base in the new millennium. 

The inspirational event included testimonials and career insight, and it demonstrated how each organization embraces diversity. Madonna President Michael Grandillo received a certificate from Gerald Smith, to acknowledge the University’s commitment to diversity.

Several stellar Madonna students, from broadcast and cinema arts, marketing, journalism and sport management, were present, and had the opportunity to network with communications professionals, including those pictured below from L-R:  Jacqueline Underwood Lenton, Connie Tingson-Gatuz, Gerald Smith, Shenlin Chen, executive director of the Association of Chinese Americans, Marie Holmes, director of community impact for Comcast, and Linda Samarah, communications manager for the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS).

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