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About awkimbrough

Ann Lineve Wead Kimbrough is an award-winning financial writer and special projects author with more than 5,000 multi-media works produced under her byline and broadcast signature. She is also a tenured professor at a Florida university. Ann’s work has appeared in Business Week, Fortune, Time, Marketing Management, Black Enterprise, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Essence, Twins magazine and Ebony Jr! She was an anchor and reporter for WSB-TV morning show, WGST-FM afternoon drive, Media One and Georgia Public TV’s weekly business shows. She has taught hundreds of high school and university students in more than 500 courses in communications and international business. A highly regarded mentor, former students and college classmates are leaders in the business, broadcast journalism, motion pictures, nonprofit, print journalism, public affairs and public relations, special events and varied entrepreneurial fields. Follow my blog and on social media: twitter @awkimbrough; fb @annweadkimbrough and Insta @annweadkimbrough_

Shared via PayScale Career News career-news-briefcase: Companies that offer student loan reimbursement programs

These programs are growing, but are not yet widespread. According to data from the Society for Human Resource Management, only 4% of organizations in 2018 offered student loan reimbursement programs, with a 4% increase in 2019. Continue reading

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Some College Students Facing Homelessness, Hunger Around the Holidays

This month, home for the holidays will be a much-anticipated destination for many college students as they wrap up finals, look forward to family celebrations and their long winter break. But as the semester grinds to a close and the … Continue reading

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Guided by the blind: Butler University will soon debut a campus guide app to aid visually impaired students

Although my son did not attend Butler, the university is an example of what a just released study by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. on higher education. Continue reading

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Join me on-air and for bell ringing during the season of giving — 9 a.m., Thurs., Dec. 12 and 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2019!

There’s nothing like the “present” to help our community I will be an on-air host for the WFSU Radio Year-End Membership Drive and I need your help to reach my goal! Among the great offerings via WSFU Public Media are the internships … Continue reading

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By “doing the right thing” and ‘trusting no one’ learn if graduate school is right for you: Four, sure-fire ways to find out

m delighted to report that I followed Dr. James’ sound advice: A little more than one year after she directed me to this unknown territory, I graduated from the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Part of my decision to attend Medill was based on the sage advice of my classmate, Spike Lee, who experienced a similar conversation with Dr. James just a year ahead of me. Spike simply said, “Do what she (Dr. James) said. It is easier that way.” I easily recall what Spike said since it was straight-forward and impactful. Do what she said. It is easier that way. Continue reading

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Pay to play: Cost of kids’ extracurricular sports

Everyone wins in the $15 billion youth sports economy.
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Annual FAMU Journalism & Graphic Design Grads are Back programs kick off with powerhouse workshops

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The work of creative students on a scavenger hunt as part of a class assignment — Part 2

The second section of my Newswriting & Reporting II course included some powerful work along the route of the scavenger hunt. The students are posting their findings on social media. I grabbed a few to show off how well they … Continue reading

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The work of creative students on a scavenger hunt as part of a class assignment — Part 1

Teaching digital native students is a welcomed challenge. The first assignment for two sections of my digital storytelling courses was to complete a scavenger hunt within a 1.5 mile radius in downtown Tallahassee. Other students captured a single image with … Continue reading

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Class in session 8/26-29/2019: Students’ observation/field reporting assignment is a Scavenger Hunt in Cascades Park, Smokey Hollow

Welcome back students! My RWII classes are learning the power and importance of observation, note taking and more. It’s the baby steps to becoming field producers, researchers and expert writers. Every image in this blog is included in your scavenger … Continue reading

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