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FORMER COURIER-JOURNAL REPORTER
AMONG HONOREES AT AWARDS DINNER

By Ralph Derickson

 

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Richard Wilson, a reporter and bureau chief for The Courier-Journal for nearly 34 years, received the college's "Friend of the College" award for "faithful and b" support of the college.

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Nov. 14, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Retired Louisville Courier-Journal reporter Richard "Dick" Wilson was among several persons, including many top students, who were honored today by the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies.

Wilson, a reporter and bureau chief for The Courier-Journal for nearly 34 years, received the college's "Friend of the College" award for "faithful and b" support of the college.

A 1966 graduate of the UK School of Journalism and Telecommunications, Wilson covered higher education, including UK, for many of his years at the Courier. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the UK journalism school.

Others honored during an awards dinner and the awards they received were:

--n Lois M. Chan, a faculty member in the School of Library and Information Science, excellence in teaching;

-- Rick Zimmerman, department of communication, faculty research award;

-- Julie H. Berry, School of Journalism and Telecommunications, outstanding staff award;

-- Kathryn R. Costello, senior vice president for external affairs at the Univeristy of Georgia, outstanding alumnus award. Costello has bachelor's and master's degrees from UK.

-- Kim Fender, director/librarian at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, School of Library and Information Science outstanding alumna award. She is the first woman director of the Cincinnati library that is the oldest public library west of the Alleghenies.


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