Historically-black Howard University located in the nation’s capital advertises itself as providing “Veritas et Utilitas, Truth and Service,” and it seems the institution is staying true to its motto.

Recently, the black university snagged a great addition to its communications team, hiring long-time HBCU Buzz  President Brittany N. Ireland. HBCU Buzz began in 2011 and is the only media outlet reporting news, sports, event, and entertainment information solely for the country’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

The private, research university hired the young maven to bring her expertise to the Office of University Communications, providing social media strategy. Ireland graduated from Howard University’s School of Communications just 5 years ago in 2013.

Another exciting addition to the Howard University Office of University Communications team is newly-hired PR Director, Alonda Thomas, a fellow-HBCU alumna, of Florida A&M University and one of Huffington Post’s “Top 25 African American PR Millennials to Watch.”

“Greatness is grown at Howard University, and it’s a pleasure to return to the place both my mother and I earned our degrees. This place that has taught me so much,” Ireland says in a statement to HBCU Buzz. She continues, “I can’t wait to check boxes on my professional bucket list and given the trajectory of my career, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. I am home.”

While still a Howard University student herself, Brittany and a small team of 3 including HBCU Buzz’s Founder Luke Lawal and Editor-in-Chief Tommy G. Meade Jr., grew HBCU Buzz from a mere idea and a  Twitter account with just a couple hundred followers to its current, national HBCU voice. We anticipate Brittany making monumental millennial moves at Howard University.

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, nine Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 60 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States.  For more information on Howard University, please visit www.howard.edu.


For more information on Brittany Ireland visit brittanyireland.com


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