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Dr. Brockington to retire after 40 years of service

by Eddie Francois

Norfolk State is left with a bittersweet feeling after Dr. Wanda Brockington announces her retirement celebration after 40 years of service to Norfolk State University. The celebration will take place at 2036 Pleasure House Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia on April 4th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the dress code is semi-formal attire.

The tickets to attend are being sold for $35 and $25 for students. Tickets are available at

Dr. Brockington was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Arts in Educational Media from North Carolina Central University. She also earned a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Howard University.

Dr. Brockington served as the Mass Communication and Journalism department chair for 11 years while still instructing classes, as well as general manager of WNSB-FM (Hot 91.1).

Dating back to the beginning of her career, she has continuously molded the minds of young students and still is able to connect with today’s students. Junior Gilbert Williams went out of his way to be placed in Dr. Brockington’s class for the second semester in a row.

“Dr. Brockington brings a homely feeling to the learning environment. She instructs valuable instruments and tools for success in the media world while simultaneously keeping her students aware of real-world issues,” said Williams.

Dr. Brockington will enjoy her retirement with her husband Dr. James E. Brockington, a retired naval officer and current Senior Psychologist at Indian Creek Correctional Center in Chesapeake, and her son Jason, who graduated from Norfolk State in 2003.

Your Spartan family will surely miss you Dr. Brockington! We appreciate everything you have done for Norfolk State during your time here and wish you nothing but peace and prosperity in any future endeavors. Future students that won’t have the luxury of being under your tutelage have sadly missed out.