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 Homecoming Grand and
 Honorary Grand Marshals Named

Two Department of Mass Communications and Journalism graduates will serve as the grand marshal and the honorary grand marshal of the 2013 NSU homecoming parade. Jonathan A. Mason,’ 95, and Alveta Ewell, ’79, will lead the homecoming parade set for Saturday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m.

This year’s homecoming theme is Remember the Time…NSU Homecoming 2013. Homecoming week begins Sunday, Oct. 27, and ends Sunday, Nov. 3.

Mason directs sales for 77 WABC and WABC Syndication in New York. His primary responsibilities include radio sales for “Imus in the Morning Show,” The Geraldo Rivera Show” and “The Sean Hannity Show.”  His efforts since joining WABC have made it a top 10-revenue earner in New York City, placing it as one of the top billing stations in America. Mason is the recently elected 34th International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and is the founder and chairman of the fraternity’s nationwide anti-hazing campaign.

For more than 30 years, Ewell served as news anchor and reporter for WAVY-TV 10 in Norfolk, Va. In her role as one of the leading newscasters in Hampton Roads, Ewell informed and inspired tensof thousands of viewers.  She has been a committed champion for numerous charities and her public service has had an impact on many lives in Hampton Roads and beyond. Ewell championed major WAVY-10 Partners On Your Side initiatives, such as The Jefferson Awards, The 10 Who Care Awards and WAVY’s Coats for Kids. She also co-hosted the Labor Day MDA telethon for 23 consecutive years. She is an active member in the Chesapeake/Virginia Beach chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.


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