New campus television studio becomes Ed Bradley Broadcast Center

March 8, 2011

Humanities and Communication Arts faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered on February 22 to mark the official opening of the Ed Bradley Broadcast Center.  Bradley, the CBS television news journalist and Cheyney University alumnus ('64) was honored posthumously for his career accomplishments and his inspiriation to young, aspiring media professionals.

Artist and Cheyney University arts faculty member Joel T. Keener unveiled his bronze bust of Bradley. "This was a project for which I dedicated many hours, and I'm very proud that it will become a fixture here in the new Ed Bradley Center," said Keener.

Kevin White ('07) read his original poem, "Making History," which pays tribute to the CBS journalist and fellow Cheyney University alumnus.  Professor Gwen Owens spoke of the pioneering broadcast career of Ed Bradley and how his life had inspired her throughout her professional life as a journalist. Communication arts majors Latoya Semple and Peter Hughes acknowledged the stellar career of Ed Bradley and expressed appreciation for the Bradley Center on behalf of Cheyney University students.

Phil Pagliaro presented flowers and accolades to Dr. Marlen Livezey, who retires at the end of this semester after nearly three decades of service to Cheyney University.  Pagliaro is credited with shepherding the studio project which now provides Cheyney University communication arts students with a state-of-the-art facility for instruction in television and radio broadcast.