The Simon Center

Professor Raymond Simon Convergence Media Center

Learning in the Simon Convergence Media CenterLeading-Edge Learning for PR /Journalism


Named in honor of one of UC's most celebrated faculty members, Professor Emeritus of Public Relations Raymond Simon, this state-of-the-art high-definition broadcast facility provides a hands-on learning environment for the next generation of media professionals.

The Simon Convergence Media Center is comprised of four fully integrated components:
  • Lyn Heywood Simon ’56 Broadcast Studio
    The centerpiece of the facility, this studio features fully equipped sets for news and interviews, a green screen, and two robotic high definition television cameras.

  • Corinne Flo-Grates Control Room
    Contains digital switcher, audio console and communication gear to control studio productions and connect the studio with the classroom and edit room.     

  • Christopher and Virginia Kelly Multimedia Classroom
    Electronically linked to the broadcast studio is a cutting-edge multimedia classroom with 15 workstations and several large flat-panel screens for instruction in video, audio, and Web production.  

  • Leo ’54 and Joan ’54 Brannick Editing Room
    A fully appointed digital editing suite for video and audio post production. 
There is also an audio isolation booth equipped for digital radio and voiceover sound production.

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The Professor Raymond Simon Convergence Media Center is located in the basement of Faculty Center, in Room FCB03.  

"The dedication of this convergence media center continues Utica College’s leadership position in the fields of public relations and journalism, and sustains the legacy of innovation that Ray Simon began more than 60 years ago. Today, we are not merely putting his name on the walls; we are putting his innovative spirit into the great work that will be done within them."

            -- President Todd S. Hutton, Ph.D.
               Dedication ceremony address

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