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Commencement SpeakerCorey Flintoff

National Public Radio newscaster Corey Flintoff will be the keynote speaker for the University of Alaska Fairbanks commencement and is one of four honorary degree recipients to be recognized during the ceremony Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in the Carlson Center on Second Ave.

Flintoff has been a newscaster and reporter with NPR's Washington, national and foreign desks since 1990. Flintoff was born in Fairbanks and before joining NPR was executive producer for the Alaska Public Radio Network, where he won a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Award for his coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Flintoff also worked as reporter, editor and producer for KYUK-TV/Bethel and KSKA-FM/Anchorage. While at KYUK, he wrote and produced a number of television documentaries, including "Eyes of the Spirit" and "They Never Asked Our Fathers."

Flintoff, his wife Diana and his daughter Claire recently returned from six months in Mongolia, where he served as a Knight International Press Fellow teaching journalism and radio production at remote radio stations. Flintoff will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

For more information about UAF commencement, contact commencement@uaf.edu.

 

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