Alumni Engagement

Student and alumni at the Bid for Brains eventThe College actively seeks alumni participation in the classroom, to evaluate student writing portfolios, speak to student groups, participate in public programs and panels, and develop student internships.

The College also holds numerous events to connect faculty, students, alumni, and donors. The events below are ope to alumni and friends of the College:

  • School of Information Science Alumni Banquet
  • Joe Creason Lecture
  • Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon
  • James C. Bowling Executive-in-Residence Lecture
  • College Awards and Recognition Dinner
  • Excellence in Public Relations Award Luncheon
  • Richard G. Wilson Alumni Symposium  for Journalism, ISC and MAS
  • Gidel/Lombardo Lecture in Sports Journalism
  • McConnell Conference on Children’s Literature
  • Kentucky Conference on Health Communication
  • First Amendment Center Celebration
  • James Madison Award
  • Citizen Kentucky public forums

The Awards and Recognition Dinner has been held for 11 consecutive years. Each year we honor a Friend of the College and an Outstanding Alumnus.