Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Kind of a Big Deal: The Ron Burgundy School of Communication

Ron Burgundy

Ron Burgundy adds his own Communications School to his list of accomplishments–for a day, anyway.

His legend may have become but a whisper told by the trees, but Ron Burgundy is back.

Boston’s Emerson College is celebrating the newsman’s triumphant return by renaming its communications school The Ron Burgundy School of Communication—for a day.

The accolade will be bestowed upon the renowned anchorman on December 4, starting with a press conference in the morning and a re-naming ceremony. Students will also get to preview Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which opens in time for Christmas 2013.

Actor Will Ferrell will be on hand to soak in the accolades and offer words of journalistic wisdom to the students, such as those he expressed when told of the honour:

“I had to pinch myself really hard when I learned that Emerson College was naming its School of Communication for me. It’s kind of a big deal. I can’t wait to inspire students with my story of how I got to the top … I’m not going to sugarcoat it. It’s a lot of work, especially if you don’t have good hair.”

These sentiments were echoed by Emerson College president Lee Pelton, who said, “Burgundy understands the power of media, as well as hairspray, firsthand.”

Ron Burgundy has already been celebrated with his own exhibit at Washington D.C.’s Newseum, featuring costumes and props from the original 2004 Anchorman movie, as well as its upcoming sequel. While the Newseum exhibit is permanent, the Ron Burgundy School of Communication will sadly revert back to its previous name after only 24 hours.

Stay classy, Emerson College!

Linda Galeazzi
Author: Linda Galeazzi
Linda Galeazzi has been an online writer and proof reader for several years.
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