Celebrating Brett Lerner’s legacy

Meet Grace, this year’s recipient of the Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship. Grace is a senior in the Department of Journalism. Like Brett, she has a passion to make a difference on topics that matter most to her.

“Heading into my senior year here at the University of Illinois, I often sit back and reflect on all that I have done thus far, how many people I have impacted, or what kind of legacy I will leave behind once my days here come to an end in May,” Grace said. “Brett’s time with us was tragically cut short, but the mark he left was indelible.”

23 Oct
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Journalism scholarship honors long time WCIA news director

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A new scholarship in the Department of Journalism will honor journalism alum Dave Shaul, long-time WCIA news director. Lecturer John Paul spoke with WCIA’s Jennifer Jensen about Shaul’s legacy. See the story here. 

Donate to the fund here.

20 Sep
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Remembering Brett on his birthday

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As we celebrate Brett's birthday today, the College of Media and many others are reflecting on Brett's life and his legacy at Illinois.

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21 Dec
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Remembering Brett Lerner one year later

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We're thinking about Brett Lerner this month and celebrating the first Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship recipient, Walker Post.

A junior majoring in journalism, Post was a natural fit to be awarded the Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship. He came to the University with a passion for journalism and has continued to develop himself as a professional, committed to studying both editorial and news broadcast. He admits, “The busier I am, the happier I will be.

31 Oct
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