Southern University Baton Rouge mass communication graduating senior Joseph Sam Jr. received the Marie R. Brown Alumni Scholarship given by the alumni of Southern University's DIGEST and Mass Communication Department. Pictured presenting the check to Sam is SU-MCOM Alum Michelle McCalope, president of the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists (BRAABJ). Funds for the scholarship were raised last year during the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans, where the alumni group held its inaugural scholarship reception. The SU DIGEST/MCOM Alumni Association's 2nd Annual Scholarship reception is scheduled for Thursday, August 1, 2013, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida during the 2013 NABJ Convention and Career Fair. Sam plans to use the scholarship toward his graduate studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.