The University of Lagos Mass Communication Alumni Association (UMCAA) has announced plans for its 2022 annual dinner and awards night.
The event scheduled to hold on December 3, 2022, according to organizers, will be held at De Rembrandt Hotel, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.
This year, new categories of awards have been introduced to appreciate illustrious members – individuals and sets – who have contributed immensely to the development of the department and the growth of 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 and connection, donating to support our Alma Mater.
There will also be special recognition awards for 10 veterans.
Regular categories of award include: Broadcast Journalist of the year, Public Relations Professional of the year, Advertising Professional of the year, 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.
According to Pastor Eniola Mayowa, Chairman, Award Sub-Committee, the 2021 dinner and awards was big and loud but this year’s would be big and better.
Addressing the alumni, she said: “You have seen the sights and sounds of 2021 dinner and awards, 2022 edition promises to be bigger and better. You will have to do the nominations. And it is more awards and recognitions. It is a beautiful way to end the year”.
Elder Tunde Awobiyi, Chairman of the Dinner and Awards Committer stated that the 2022 dinner and awards will be bigger and colourful, an unforgettable event that reunites old folks. “This year dinner will be different and special because it will be 3-in-1 event: the dinner proper, swearing in of the new exco and awards for deserving UMCAAites.
“Established in 1966, the Departmeent of Mass Communication, University of Lagos 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 communication and media industry.”