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Lexington Student Receives DeSpain Award

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As editor of the Kernel, Uhde oversees the investigative reporting stories and the editorial page of the student newspaper. She was news editor of the Kernel from 2002 to 2003 and assistant news editor from 2001 to 2002.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 25, 2003) -- Andrea Uhde, of Lexington, a graduate of Henry Clay High School and the current editor in chief of the Kentucky Kernel, the University of Kentucky independent student newspaper, has been awarded the 2003 Lt. Col. Charles Richardson DeSpain Journalism Award.

Uhde received the award at a recent awards dinner of the College of Communications and Information Studies. The banquet also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the college.

As editor of the Kernel, Uhde oversees the investigative reporting stories and the editorial page of the student newspaper. She was news editor of the Kernel from 2002 to 2003 and assistant news editor from 2001 to 2002.

Among the newspapers where she has worked or served as an intern in recent years are the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Kentucky Post.

Uhde expects to receive a bachelor’s degree in journalism in May 2004 with a second major in political science. She has a 3.8 grade point average.

Other honors Uhde has received include first place in the 2003 Roy W. Howard National Reporting Competition, fourth place in the 2003 personality/profile competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, and two awards for investigative reporting in 2003 – one from the Kentucky Press Association and one from the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association.

She served as the 2002-03 president of the student branch of the Society of Professional Journalists.


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