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Top Students: Outstanding Student Award Recipients

  Each year the Communication Department presents an award to an Outstanding Junior and Senior for academic and professional excellence. The 2012 Outstanding Junior is Tamika Tompoulidis. The Department of Communication is honoring four Outstanding Seniors this year: Courtney Aub
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Three-Term Lexington City Councilwoman K.C. Crosbie Now Represents Kentucky on a National Level Through Her Work With the Republican National Committee

K.C. Crosbie’s career as a Lexington City Council Member has given her a name as an advocate for local taxpayers and allowed her an opportunity to represent Lexington and Kentucky on the national level. A career in government began in an unusual way for Crosbie. The 1992 Department of
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Partnership with ORAU leads to expansion of Media Monitoring Lab

Development of the Department’s Digital Content Analysis Lab (DCA) took a big leap forward through a funded partnership with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The grant (Principal Investigator, Dr. Nancy Harrington) has given us the opportunity to further develop our med
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A Welcome from the Chair

Hello! As we enter the new academic year, I would like to welcome you to the first edition of the new Communication Department alumni newsletter.  COMMunity is an e-newsletter, designed to keep us in touch in a convenient, interactive manner.   It is my hope that we can reconnect to f
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A Word from the Dean

As we welcome another great academic year, we look forward to some fresh beginnings. We are excited about the opportunity to reposition the College name with our supporting national associations.  Our recent name change to the College of Communication and Information refocuses on our
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Dr. Philip Palmgreen Retires after 37 years with the Department

After 37 years of service to the University of Kentucky, Professor Philip Palmgreen, one of the Department of Communication’s most respected and beloved professors, has retired.  A Lexington native, Professor Palmgreen received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Kentucky
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Top Students: This year's Outstanding Junior and Senior Awards

Outstanding Senior Scholarship Award: Sarah Elizabeth Jones Sarah Elizabeth Jones, a native of Fisherville, Kentucky, graduated with a major in Communication and a minor in Psychology. She was recently elected President of the Student Activities Board (SAB) for the 2012-2013 academic
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Alumni Spotlight: Peggy Noe Stevens, "The Oprah of Entertaining"

A 1987 graduate from the University of Kentucky’s College of Communication and Information, Peggy Noe Stevens has become an entrepreneurial skyrocket and a pioneer for women.  Peggy is the Founder and President of Peggy Noe Stevens and Associates, an image branding company, whic
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Alumni Spotlight: "Jill Midkiff, Communicating for the Commonwealth"

Jill Midkiff graduated from the University of Kentucky Communication Department in 1990. She now serves as the Executive Director of Communication and Administrative Review for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Kentucky. Her previous positions include serving as the Direct
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