FAMU Students of New Program Graduate

A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday morning for a first of their kind group of students completing a new program at Florida A&M University.

Twenty five students received diplomas from FAMU's media sales institute.

The institute is designed to fill the void of minorities and women in media sales. Graduating college seniors go through an intensive 10-day training program.

James Winston, executive director of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters said, "Those would be the people who end up leading our industry. I hope that with our media sales institute that we hold here at Florida A&M, that we will see some of the great leaders in broadcasting of the future."

This was the institute's first year at FAMU. It was created at Howard University in 2001 and is funded by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation.