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Alumni Magazine Gets New Editor
(Released: October 24, 2002)

By Karen Grava, Office of University Communications

STORRS, Conn. -- Kenneth Best of MILFORD has been named editor of UConn Traditions magazine.

Best, a veteran of several public relations and marketing jobs, most recently was a freelance reporter for the New York Times and the Connecticut Post.

"Ken brings a wealth of relevant experience to this important marketing position," said John Barry, director of University Communications. "UConn Traditions magazine is a vitally important communications tool for alumni and donors. We are pleased with its development thus far and are relying on Ken to help us take the magazine to the next level."

Best, who has worked at WPKN Radio in Bridgeport as sports director, news anchor, and program host, still serves as a host of a three-hour music and interview program at the station. This year, he won a Faculty Award for Academic Excellence at Quinnipiac University for having the highest grade point average in the graduating class earning master's degrees in journalism. He is also an adjunct professor of journalism there.

"The opportunity to be the new editor of UConn Traditions is an interesting and challenging responsibility," Best said. "The achievements and successes of a major public university are best told through stories about alumni, faculty, and students. This is a great time to be sharing those stories with the readers of the magazine."

Formerly the weekend editor at The Advocate and Greenwich Time newspapers in Stamford, Best also served as vice president for marketing-communications at The Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, media coordinator at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and director of public affairs at the Park City Hospital in Bridgeport.

The winner of numerous communications and journalism awards, Best served as associate vice president for communications at the University of Bridgeport from 1983 to 1988. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Bridgeport.

Best replaces Gary Frank, who joined the communications staff at Colgate University in New York.

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