The Wilberforce Media Group was founded on the campus of Wilberforce University by Rev. Gerald F. Poe Jr. (Sr. Technologist/Infrastructure Planning, Facilities and Media) and Mayhew Cuthbertson (Director of IT) September 2014 with 9 students. WU MEDIA’s purpose is to expose Wilberforce University students to real world business experiences, opportunities, and entrepreneurial efforts, culminating in real time business contacts and connections. With the full support of Wilberforce University faculty, staff, students and the National Alumni Association, it now consists of 10 functional areas in TV, radio, media, broadcast, photography (including drone cinematography), Executive Movement Security, W. R. A. P. – Wilberforce Robotics Aeronautics Program (Drone Technology) and SOCNET (Social Networking) engineering. WU Media has reached over 50,000 viewers and/or listeners in its short tenure. With the express goal of educating, motivating and empowering our students in the arts, media engineering, media security and broadcast/music business management and the technologies which focus on each of those areas, WU Media has concentrated on being a real-world educational conduit for our students. Each of the 10 functional areas is supported by select faculty with abundant experience in each area. WU Media is a success-driven vehicle for student engagement, while maintaining its position as an active, media-focused utility outlet for the whole of Wilberforce University. Student involvement: 125 Students have joined WU Media over the past year with over 60 being extremely active. ALL programs are student-focused, managed and student-operated. We are building character, excitement, morals and innovative leaders, which increase Wilberforce University student involvement, STEM opportunities, and community offerings. With ongoing, full support from President Dr. Herman J. Felton Jr., WU Media has made tremendous strides, focusing on the real-world entrepreneurship opportunity-building aspects of broadcast media, business, music, TV, drone technology and social media…true student operation and participation.
Sr. Advisors: Rev. Gerald Poe Jr., Charles Fox and Mayhew Cuthbertson
Our Staff Advisors: Rev. Solomon Cooper, Will Issac, Dr. James McCluskey, Gregory Deas, Malcolm Haraway and Shae’La Poe
Our Student leadership:
Jasmine Baskin – Sr. Executive
Samarah Poe – Jr. Executive
Team Leads – Romello Morris, Davon Wilson, Edward Lewis, Erin Evans, and Julian McCarty
Our Motto: I AM A STUDENT FIRST; I WILL GRADUATE PREPARED!