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MSU remembers retired communications professor Dr. Larry Albert

Larry AlbertDr. Lawrence Stephen “Larry” Albert, a retired professor emeritus of speech communication, died Sunday, Dec. 17, at age 72.

Albert came to MSU in 1986 as an assistant professor of speech. He served as the chair of the Department of Communications from 1990 to 1993. He retired in 2017 after 31 years of service. He was a proud supporter of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, where his son, Thomas Albert, is a lecturer. An accomplished musician, Larry was a member of the band Rusted Clay and collaborated with local musicians Russ Ward, Harvey Pennington and the late Leo Blair.

Albert received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, his master’s degree from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. He was a member of the Speech Communication Association, the American Society for Training and Development, and vice president of the Kentucky Association of Communication Arts.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda; three children, John (Emily), Daniel (Jessica), and Thomas (Amber); a grandson, Oliver; a sister, Mary Jean; and a brother, Edward.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Morehead, located at 123 E. Main St. 

The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead is in charge of arrangements.

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Photo: John Flavell

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