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​The ​2​018 Valenti IMPACT Awards

  • ​T​he Houstonian Hotel Grande Ballroom 111 North Post Oak Lane Houston, TX, 77024 United States (map)
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The University of Houston Jack J. Valenti School of Communication invites AAF-Houston members and fellow Cougars to the Valenti Impact Awards to celebrate its 40th year as a school in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at UH and the 10th anniversary of its Jack J. Valenti naming. 

For more information on the evening's guest speakers and 2018 faculty, staff, and student award recipients and to purchase tickets, visit 

The Valenti Impact Awards ceremony celebrates academic and professional success, and this year includes 26 student scholarship recipients for 2018-19, faculty and staff award recipients, and prominent communicators. 

The 2018 Valenti Impact Award recipient is José Díaz-Balart, General Director of Public and Community Affairs of the Telemundo network. He is the anchor for Noticiero Telemundo, the Telemundo network's Hispanic news program, and the network's public affairs Sunday morning program Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart. Díaz-Balart is also an anchor on NBC Nightly News on Saturdays.