We are incredibly grateful to our talented alumni who choose to give back to Barry University. Donor philanthropy plays a large and impactful role in providing necessary scholarships to support a student's education. We are happy to announce that Barry Alumna Joy Taylor has created the “Joy Taylor Communication Scholarship.” This scholarship will serve students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any of the Communication disciplines (journalism, broadcasting, etc.) Students pursuing a minor are also eligible, however preference will be given to students who have declared their major. Once a Buccaneer always a Buccaneer. Thank you, Joy!
About Joy Taylor
Joy attended Barry University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications in 2009. Taylor was the host of radio show The Noise and served as the manager for her alma mater's radio station WBRY 1640 AM while finishing her degree. As a proud alumna of Barry and a female person of color, Joy wishes to establish this scholarship for students pursuing a communication degree to help them complete their studies. As a student, scholarship assistance helped her to achieve her degree.
Joy Taylor, one of the few solo female sports radio hosts, is the host of her very own show, The Joy Taylor Show, on Fox Sports Radio. She is the co-host on Fox Sports 1's The Herd with Colin Cowherd. She was previously the moderator for Fox Sports 1's studio show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed alongside commentators Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe. Joy has also worked three years at 790 AM The Ticket in Miami, where she began as the executive producer, then eventually became the co-host for the station's top-rated morning-drive sports radio show, Zaslow and Joy Show. Taylor also served as the host of Fantasy Football Today and Thursday Night Live on CBSSports.com.
About The Department Of Communication
The Department of Communication, a division of the College of Arts and Sciences at Barry University, offers multiple majors focused on the rapid technological, social, and cultural changes affecting our world. Students interested in careers in journalism or media production can major in Television & Digital Media and can also pursue the department’s Interdisciplinary Minor in Journalism, which combines classes in media writing, graphic design, and photography, among others. In addition to state-of-the-art media facilities, including the University’s spacious David Brinkley Television Studio, the department is home to all of Barry’s student-managed campus media. Students develop their production and news-gathering skills while working at the Buccaneer campus newspaper, WBUJ, the campus FM radio station, and BarryTV. Up-to-date programs of study, an award-winning faculty of media professionals, and cutting-edge facilities in a personalized liberal arts setting combine to make Barry University an outstanding place to pursue the study of media and communication!