- WHSV TV3 reporters work with MBC students on on communication internships and special projects, such as Election Eve coverage. Pictured, right, is reporter Elizabeth Lamb.
- Dolen Perkins-Valdez visited with faculty and students to discuss her book Wench, a New York Times bestseller.
- Allan Moyé, director of communication studios and adjunct assistant professor of film: Filmed interviews with relatives of the victims of the El Mozoté massacre in El Salvador, May 2011 and served as a judge for the screenwriting competition for the 2011Virginia Film Festival.
- Bruce Dorries has been named to the board of the GriffinHarte Foundation. The nonprofit organization promotes civil conversations about divisive issues. Among other actions, the foundation financially supports research and education that explore identity, gender, feminism, civility, civic engagement and social, political and economic justice.