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April 2019: Alumni News

Beverly Banks (BS/JEM ’18) received the White House Correspondents’ Association’s 2019 Deborah Orin Scholarship. She is pursuing a  Master’s of Science in Journalism with a focus on Politics, Policy, and Foreign Affairs at Northwestern University and plans to work as a political correspondent in Washington, D.C. Read more here.
Julia Small (BA/CS ’96), Knoxville Police Department Technical Services Supervisor, was named the 2018 Knoxville Police Department Employee of the Year in April. She and the Technical Services Unit successfully upgraded the KPD analog radio system to digital, the first major change to the communication system in nearly 30 years. Read more here.
Isaac Wright (BS/JEM ’03 & CCI Board of Visitors Member) and his company Forward SSG won five top honors at the 2019 Pollie Awards, an annual national contest sponsored by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC). Awards included: Overall – Ballot Initiative Division, Best Digital or Internet Campaign; Overall – Ballot Initiative Division, Best Direct Mail Campaign; Digital/Internet – Ballot Initiative Division, Digital Creative – Full Set; Digital/Internet – Candidate Division, Internet Advertising – Mayor; and Digital/Internet – Candidate Division, Internet Advertising – Local/Municipal/Regional. Read more here.