HOLLY SPRINGS, MS Rust College junior, Colby Hunter from Jackson, Mississippi, was
among students selected to participate in the second class of the Gray Media Training Center. Gray
Television announced the participants via Twitter on February 1, 2023, months after the inaugural
class graduated.
Selected students will participate in the Center’s programs at WLBT learning today’s best practices
for broadcast and digital journalism.
They will also receive handson training in production, sales, operations, IT, engineering, coding,
and marketing. Each student was handpicked based on their academic excellence and passion for journalism.

The Center will educate and train students who attend Mississippi colleges and universities, with
a focus on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the state, namely Jackson State, Alcorn
State, Mississippi Valley State, Rust College and Tougaloo College.

About Rust College

Rust College is the oldest most prestigious historically black college in Mississippi founded in
1866 by the Freedmen’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Offering degree programs
in business, education, humanities, science and mathematics, and social science. Rust College
equips and inspires students for excellence and service in their communities and throughout the
world. Located in Holly Springs, MS, just 35 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, Rust College
is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to
award associate and baccalaureate degrees.

For more information about Rust College, call (662) 2528000, ext. 4915, cell (662) 5440950 or

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Dr.Nikki Zeigler Publisher of The HBCU MAGAZINE

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