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Gidel/Lombardo Lecture Series

The Gidel/Lombardo Family Fund for Academic and Program Excellence was established in 2006 by Robert and Linda Gidel and members the Lombardo family. This fund honors their son, Robert (Rob) W. Gidel, a 2006 graduate of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications.

Richard G. Wilson
Richard G. Wilson Alumni Symposium

Outstanding alumni are invited back for an annual spring symposium to talk about their careers, the path to that first job, what they wished they had done differently in college and other advice. The symposium was started by former Courier Journal reporter and Hall of Fame journalist Richard G. “Dick” Wilson when he served as interim director. The symposium was continued and named in his honor. Wilson died April 4, 2023.

David Hawpe Memorial Symposium

David V. Hawpe, whose journalism career had major impacts on Kentucky and its largest university, was remembered by those who worked with him at “Remembering David Hawpe: A Symposium at the University of Kentucky” on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

Richard A. “Rick” Green speaks at the School of Journalism and Media's Meet The Editor event on Oct. 3.
Meet the new editor: Lexington Herald-Leader's Rick Green

The School of Journalism and Media and the campus and Bluegrass Pro chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists welcomed new Lexington Herald-Leader editor Richard A. “Rick” Green to town with a public conversation and receptions for CI students, faculty and staff.

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