Local Professionals Serving on Communication Advisory Board

Release Date:
March 5, 2010
Matt Heidt,

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Several area communication professionals have been named to the newly established Hilbert College Digital Media and Communication Board of Professional Advisors, the first group of its type for the academic major.

The communication board has been formed to serve as advisors in various specialty areas, share information on industry trends, mentor and provide networking opportunities for students, and serve as guest lecturers.
Appointed to the board of professional advisors are Sharon Bailey, communications director at the University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies; John DiScullo, director of strategic content and news operations at WKBW-TV; Les Greenbaum, intellectual properties attorney at Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan; Jodi Johnston, anchor at WGRZ-TV; Paul Kubiak, graphic designer for ShoptoCook, Inc.; Charles Lewis, photojournalist at The Buffalo News; Nancy J. Parisi, photojournalist; Stephen Powell, multimedia producer; Chris Santucci, cinematographer; Christopher Schobert, associate editor at Buffalo Spree magazine; Mark Scott, news director at WBFO-FM; and Charity Vogel, reporter and columnist at The Buffalo News.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.