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August 2012: Alumni News

Two CCI Alumni receive honors
Steve BarkerStephen L. Barker (B.S./Comm ‘72), attorney for a Lexington, Kentucky-based firm has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2012. Because inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, it is a “singular honor” to be included.  Barker is listed as an employment law practitioner. For more information about his work, please visit
Chris Lawrence
Chris Lawrence (legal name Slemp) (B.S./ JEM ’90) and his colleagues at the West Virginia Radio Corporation ( were recently selected to receive the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News Coverage. Lawrence, who will accept the award on behalf of his newsroom for its coverage of the Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion,    is a reporter and anchor. He also works on a weekend outdoors show and calls high school football games in Charleston, WV. He spent five days covering the mine disaster story from the site.