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Alumni Association Board of Directors
We have some openings on the School of Journalism and Telecommunications alumni association board of directors. If you'd like to get involved and help support the school and its students, click here for an online application.
Welcome back to Grehan, or at least, the virtual Grehan.
Our alumni are one of the major strengths of our program. We take delight in your successes, and hold you up as examples to our current students every day.
As of July 2011, there are 7,316 alumni of the programs housed in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications. (That includes those of you from the previous Advertising, Television/Radio and Telecommunications majors.) While much has likely changed since you were a student here, the fundamentals remain the same. We teach our students to be critical consumers of, and contributors to, the media. We hone their writing, editing and presentation skills. We immerse them in the professional expectations of the various media industries. And we do all this within the framework of a broad liberal arts education.
We emphasize the combination of theory and practice. Students in Integrated Strategic Communication and Media Arts and Studies (what was Telecommunications; the new name is effective Fall 2011) are required to do internships before they graduate to put into play what they’ve learned in the classroom. Journalism majors are strongly encouraged to do internships, but can also hone their skills with the Kernel, the Kentuckian, and WRFL. As of Spring 2010, broadcast journalism students are producing a live newscast four days a week (Monday-Thursday), aired on local cable.
Please tell us what you’re doing these days, in your career and family life. We’d like to keep up with you, and to share your news with your classmates.
As you look over The Alum News and review the other material on this web site, we hope you’ll agree that we have a lot of positive things happening in your school. If you’d like to support us in our efforts to prepare future communication professionals and serve the people of Kentucky and the region, please consider making an on-line contribution. You can go to the drop down box and select from numerous scholarships and endowments or one of our Centers of Excellence--the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center. Your gifts to the School are greatly appreciated!
Journalism Alumni Association
The school is supported by a constituent alumni group, the Journalism Alumni Association. This group works with the school to co-sponsor the James C. Bowling Executive-in-Residence Program, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, and the Joe Creason Lecture Series.
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