ON THE RISE
ANTHONY LOCOCO, KENTUCKY
JOURNALISMHALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
In April, Tony Lococo, M.S. ’85, M.A. ’03, became the first high school
teacher to be selected to the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
Lococo just celebrated his 35th year at Trinity High School in Louisville and
31st year as the adviser to ECHO, the student newspaper, and Shamrock,
the student yearbook. In that time, he has helped launch a number of
journalism careers and has guided the publications to several awards.
“I have a hard time wrapping my head around being selected for this
honor,” Lococo said. “It was really gratifying at the induction ceremony to
see how much the journalism professionals remembered and respected
their teachers that had inspired them.”
Lococo received his first master’s degree from IU Southeast in 1985 and another in 2003.
“I loved the campus,” he said. “I loved the teachers there. It’s a wonderful place to learn and a wonderful place to
decide what you want to do and develop your skills.”
DR. DORIS TEGART, INTERIMPRESIDENT OF
The Bellarmine University board of trustees appointed Dr. Doris Tegart, M.S.
’77, to the position of interim president following the death of President
Joseph J. McGowan on March 1.
She will serve until a new president is selected through a national search,
according to a statement from Bellarmine.
Tegart has worked at Bellarmine for nearly 25 years as executive vice
president, provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, vice
presidencies for special projects and enrollment management, executive
assistant to the president, associate provost, dean, department chair and
She earned her master’s degree in education from IU Southeast in 1977. She also taught for four years on
campus. She said her time at IU Southeast introduced her to the IU system, which compelled her to pursue her
doctorate in education, women’s studies and administration at IU Bloomington.
“IU Southeast was a pivotal time for me and opened up many options delivered by a group of outside-of-the-box
thinking faculty,”Tegart said.
She notes Dr. John Reisert, former professor of education, as her favorite faculty at IU Southeast.
“He was able to give practical examples and application of the content,” she said.