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Harold (Hal) Morris

Journalist, Writer, Editor, Photographer

Location icon United States

Highly experienced journalist and editor based in Lexington, Ky., with significant marketing communication, photography, publication management and social media skills.
Contact: [email protected]


Why to hire a journalist

Ten Reasons You Should Hire a Journalist

Dear Potential Employer: Please accept this letter of recommendation for the journalist applying for your job opening. I know this is unorthodox -- a generic reference letter. But permit me to explain. Thousands of men and women who made journalism their vocation have lost their jobs.

Kentucky Alumni Association Stories

News from the Blue
Greater Atlanta UK Alumni Club proud of scholarship recipient von Schmeling

David Shelton '66 BE equates awarding scholarships to investing in the stock market. Then consider the Greater Atlanta UK Alumni Club bullish on Anna von Schmeling. The UK senior, who graduates in May with a bachelor's degree in integrated strategic communications, von Schmeling is the only student the club has awarded a scholarship for all...

News from the Blue
Dr. Ed Shuttleworth '69 AS, '73 MED: A surgeon's success in a small town

Dr. Ed Shuttleworth '69 AS, '73 MED found his calling at an early age. A childhood injury, and how it was treated by his local doctor, set Shuttleworth on his path toward a career as a surgeon in his own small town - a career he loved for more than 30 years.

News from the Blue
Harry Clarke looks back on his years leading the Wildcat Marching Band

Note: The UK Alumni Band held its annual reunion this past weekend, with a reception Friday night and a tailgate and halftime performance on Saturday. It was also the 50th anniversary of Harry Clarke taking over as director of the Wildcat Marching Band. He recently spoke with us about taking over the band in 1968....

News from the Blue
Wrights take bucket list trips with Traveling Wildcats, and they are not finished yet

Even as bucket list items, trying to pick a favorite Traveling Wildcats trip has proven to be an almost impossible task for University of Kentucky alumni George and Valerie Wright. The Wrights have taken four tours with Traveling Wildcats over the years - Sicily, the Galapagos Islands, Alaska and Churchill, Canada.

News from the Blue
Brian Gorrell was proud to lead UK Alumni Pep Band for 25 years

Brian Gorrell had given a quarter century to the UK Alumni Pep Band as its director. Now he figured it was time for someone else to take the reins. Gorrell led the band for the last time at Kentucky's Jan. 11 game against Alabama, capping a 25year run leading a band that not only...

News from the Blue
Central Kentucky Job Club panelists encourage job seekers

For job seekers, there are many benefits to attending the bimonthly meetings of the Central Kentucky Job Club. But mostly, said panelists at the May 28 meeting, Job Club gives attendees a sense of community, a support group for job seekers. "It was my lifeline to talk with human beings," says Anita Brubeck '83 CI,...

News from the Blue
Passion Play a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for UK alumna Holmes

For a trip that comes around just every 10 years, the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany could literally be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Lu Ann Holmes, a 1979 graduate from the College of Design, made it her mission to see the play with her mother.

Job Hunting? Job Club Teaches the New Skills Needed to Land a Dream Job

The skills needed to secure a job in today's market are not the same ones used even five years ago. The UK Alumni Association Career Services, UK Human Resources Career Development and Fayette County Extension Service combined their unique expertise to create the Job Club. Job seekers and employers alike attend Job Club meetings.

UK Alumni Association
UK Alumni Association - Ashley Lamb-Sinclair '05 '06 ED

By Hal Morris It's not really how a student learns as much as it is that they simply learn. That is what is important to Ashley Lamb-Sinclair '05 '06 ED. "I really think it has to do with my approach to education and how I view what education should be," says Lamb-Sinclair, an English and creative writing teacher at North Oldham High School in Goshen.

Kentucky Alumni Association
UK Alumni Association - Taylor Blair

By Hal Morris When Taylor Blair '13 ED was a student at the University of Kentucky, he helped welcome prospective students on their campus tours. And he learned one thing: Above all else, the student comes first. He's taken that motto into his role as director of the University of Kentucky Visitor Center.

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