The hardworking thoughtfulness of Javonti

The hardworking thoughtfulness of Javonti

Javonti Thomas, middle, visits and was guest speaker at Dr. Melody Gilbert’s Basic Audio Production class at NSU. Photo by Melody Gilbert.

When Winnfield native Javonti Thomas enrolled at Northwestern State University, he originally signed up to be an English Education major.

“I never really thought about communications until I was at orientation,” Thomas said. I actually changed the day of freshmen orientation. I met one of the communication professors at the time, and they told me to do radio, and I was like, ‘radio?’ I never thought about radio, I just like to write.

Thomas’ introduction into radio with KNWD his freshmen year encouraged him to explore the breadth of what the Department of New Media, Journalism, and Communication Arts had to offer, including broadcast media, which would later become his career.

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