CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: 2020 AWARDS

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: 2020 AWARDS

The UW Department of Communication is proud to celebrate student achievements with our annual collection of Excellence Awards, this year totaling over $19,000 in student financial aid. These students have proven to be exemplary scholars in the areas of journalism,…

“Prepare to Be Unprepared”: Alumna Rhea Panela, Broadcast Journalist

“Prepare to Be Unprepared”: Alumna Rhea Panela, Broadcast Journalist

Rhea Panela (B.A., 2017) is a proud first-generation Husky, and a passionate storyteller. Currently, she works as a multimedia journalist for KTVZ NewsChannel 21, the NBC/CNN/FOX/CW affiliate in Bend, Oregon. A former staff writer for The Daily at the UW,…

Continuing a Legacy | Outstanding Early Career Award: McCall Hall

Continuing a Legacy | Outstanding Early Career Award: McCall Hall

“Since I was a kid, I wanted to be the Oprah of sports,” says McCall Hall (B.A., 2010), who has harnessed her passion for sports into a rewarding career. Hall is a legacy graduate of the University of Washington; her…

“It’s about Crafting Your Own Journey” | Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring: Dawn Cheung

“It’s about Crafting Your Own Journey” | Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring: Dawn Cheung

“I like talking to people, and helping others has always just been a part of who I am,” says Dawn Cheung (B.A., 2013), reflecting on her passion for mentorship. Currently, Cheung is a pre-professional career coach at the UW Career…

A Life Dedicated to Improving Public Education Through Family Engagement | Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee: Adie Simmons

A Life Dedicated to Improving Public Education Through Family Engagement | Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee: Adie Simmons

“I chose to apply to nonprofit organizations right after graduation, as I felt my work could positively impact others and be a catalyst for societal change. I am a believer in giving back and being part of the community, and…

Bringing Together a Passion for Writing, Public Policy, and Government | Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee: David L. Ammons

Bringing Together a Passion for Writing, Public Policy, and Government | Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee: David L. Ammons

Even as a high school student, David L. Ammons (B.A., 1970) knew he wanted to “go to the University of Washington and pursue an education in journalism.” A journalism program for high school seniors gave him the opportunity to spend…

A Legacy of Tenacity, Resilience, and Integrity | Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee: William H. Lord

A Legacy of Tenacity, Resilience, and Integrity | Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee: William H. Lord

“You have to be tenacious every single day. You can never give up. I used to preach this relentlessly to the people who worked for me,” says William “Bill” Lord (B.A., Communications, 1971), as he reflects on his philosophy as…

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