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Former WRHI news anchor retires from teaching

Former WRHI news anchor and Winthrop University Mass Communication Professor Haney Howell spoke at last night’s Mass Communication dinner about his retirement. During his 25 years as a broadcast instructor at Winthrop, Howell says the biggest change he has seen in the department is the technology and the way students have embraced it.

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Howell last worked for WRHI doing morning news in 2011. He was also faculty adviser for the student radio station, WINR. His extensive background in broadcast media has allowed him to impact student’s careers by teaching them the basics.

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We learned early last year, that this would be the 25-year veteran’s last year as an educator.  His biggest piece of advice to students as he departs is to be prepared to play multiple roles in today’s forever changing industry.

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Winthrop University’s Mass Communication department has seen many of its students take on media careers, and that is what makes it so special for journalism professor Larry Timbs who is also retiring this year.  He said it has been a great privilege watching former students succeed.

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Both Howell and Timbs received recognition at last night’s Mass Communication Banquet.

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