Lisa Cooney selected as 2003 COMM Distinguished Alum

Lisa Cooney

EKU's Department of Communication's 2003 distinguished alum is Ms. Lisa Cooney. Ms. Cooney was honored during a presentation on Friday, March 28, 2003, at the annual College of Business and Technology Professional Skills Conference senior recognition luncheon.

The honor is reserved for special alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professions through excellence, dedication, and service.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a Business Minor from EKU in 1986. 

Ms. Cooney is news anchor for WLWT-TV NBC Affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio, reporting the noon news and health segments.  Ms. Cooney has quickly risen through the ranks at WLWT from writer, to Emmy-award winning reporter, to broadcast news anchor.  As an avid supporter of organ donation, she has donated one of her own kidneys to a family friend.

Congratulations, Ms. Cooney, on being selected as the 2003 Department of Communication Distinguished Alumna.

The college also honored distinguished seniors for the year as selected by their respective departments within the College of Business and Technology. In addition, recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2002-03 academic year were recognized. Students were honored for outstanding achievement and more than 40 area employers were on hand to engage in networking activities with college graduating seniors.

Published on March 28, 2003