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September 2012: Alumni & BOV news


Nanette BakerNanette Baker (BS/JEM ‘78) has been named United States Magistrate Judge by Chief Judge Catherine D. Perry in St Louis. Baker will fill a vacancy created when Judge Audrey Fleissig was appointed earlier this year to serve as a district judge of this Court, after having served nine years as magistrate judge. The term of office of a magistrate judge is eight years, with the opportunity to renew the appointment for additional terms. “We know that Judge Baker’s experience and exceptional qualifications will make her an asset to our court,” stated Judge Perry.
The Board of Trustees for the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) unanimously selected Pat Butler to lead APTS as its new president and chief executive officer. Pat, who has developed a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing local public television stations through his service on the APTS Board and as Chair of the Maryland Public Television Foundation, will lead APTS at a pivotal time for the public television industry.
Cindy McConkey (BS/JEM ’80) was recently named one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable by CableFAX, an influential cable industry publication. This annual ranking recognizes the industry’s top women who lead by example with innovation, ingenuity and initiative.
The John Bayliss Foundation has named Larry Patrick (MA/C&I ’73) , president of Patrick Communications, as its new chairman. The Bayliss Foundation provides scholarships to deserving college students interested in a career in radio. To date, 345 students have been awarded over $1.2 million in scholarships by the Foundation.