First Lerner Scholarship Awarded

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Brett Lerner and his father, Rich Pomerantz, used to spend a lot of time watching ESPN. The two joked about Lerner being the next Mike Greenberg. During Lerner’s time at the U of I, he displayed the skill and determination required to make that kind of career possible – even though Lerner wasn’t an athlete and didn’t have any high-level connections.

Lerner’s time was cut short in October of 2015 by a car accident. He was on his way to do what he loved most – cover a sporting event.

22 Aug
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Bronze Tablet Honors

The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top three percent of their class from the University of Illinois. The tablets are placed in the University of Illinois Library. This year, 11 College of Media students earned this honor.

18 May
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College holds KTA induction ceremony

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The Lawrence W. Murphy/William W. Alfeld Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha held its spring induction ceremony. 

KTA is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication. Membership must be earned by excellence in academic work. Selection for membership is a mark of highest distinction and honor.

07 Apr
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Family and friends start scholarship fund

To honor the life and memory of College of Media journalism student Brett Lerner, his parents, Richard and Susan Pomerantz, wish to initiate the Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship Fund in the College of Media. The fund will provide scholarships to journalism students at the University of Illinois. To make a gift online to the Brett Lerner Memorial Fund, visit our giving page

11 Nov
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