Memorial service scheduled for TROY journalism professor Warden

Posted: Thursday, 08 January 2009

TROY, Ala. – A memorial service for Troy University professor Chris Warden will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 16 at the Trojan Center Theatre on the Troy Campus.

Warden, an assistant professor at TROY’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication, passed away on Jan. 4 from a lifelong battle against hemophilia. He had served as a member of the journalism faculty since 2002.

“To say that Chris was an integral part of the Hall School of Journalism would be an understatement,” said Dr. Maryjo Cochran, dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts. “He was the very essence of the print journalism curriculum. Chris was able to shape not only the intellectual lives of hundreds of students, but he passed on an acute appreciation for ethical reasoning and behavior.”

Prior to joining the Troy University faculty, Warden worked for Investors Business Daily, rising to the position of editorial page editor. He also held several positions in Washington, D.C., including editor of the National Journalism Center and press secretary for U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.). He also was employed with the Congressional Placement Office located on Capitol Hill.

The Rev. Robert Warden Prim and the Rev. Dave Kirby will officiate the memorial service.