Two UW Comm alums continue Dawg Dash tradition in NYC

Two UW Comm alums continue Dawg Dash tradition in NYC

Libby Leahy (B.A., 2005) and Holly Harlow (B.A., 2006) were both Communication majors at the University of Washington and lived in the same sorority, but little did they know they would discover each other again at a Husky basketball game…

Well-known author Kristin Hannah (’83) pulls from Northwest roots

Well-known author Kristin Hannah (’83) pulls from Northwest roots

She may have been born in Southern California, but award-winning author Kristin Hannah (B.A., 1983) calls Western Washington her home. She moved here when she was eight years old, and decided to attend the University of Washington in Seattle when…

“Everyone Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face”: a book by alum Lucas Mack

“Everyone Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face”: a book by alum Lucas Mack

“Starting a business that is now almost six years old has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” said alum Lucas Mack (B.A., 2004). “In fact, it has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” After spending several…

Alumni co-direct SAAFF for second year, highlighting Asian Americans in film

Alumni co-direct SAAFF for second year, highlighting Asian Americans in film

Alumni Vanessa Au (Ph.D., 2012) and Kevin Bang (B.A., 2005) both noticed a shortage of Asian American faces and stories being told in mainstream media and in films shown at independent film festivals in Seattle. When the Northwest Asian American…

Alumna Kayla Webley (’07) finds success in large NYC market

Alumna Kayla Webley (’07) finds success in large NYC market

Journalism and political science graduate Kayla Webley (B.A., 2007) made the most of her time at the University of Washington, but she didn’t stop there. Webley went on to attend graduate school at Northwestern University, landed a job at TIME…

Alumni Hall of Fame member David Marriott receives prestigious PRSA award

Alumni Hall of Fame member David Marriott receives prestigious PRSA award

David Marriott (B.A., 1967) has been a public relations professional for 35 years and is known as an expert in the field of crisis communication, tackling cases like the crash of Alaska Airlines flight 261 in 2000 and more recently…

Haitians in the media: An interview with Ph.D. alum Manoucheka Celeste

Haitians in the media: An interview with Ph.D. alum Manoucheka Celeste

Last month, 2011 Ph.D. alumna Manoucheka Celeste was interviewed on kiskeácity, a program that has been bringing Haitian citizen media to the public since 2005. Celeste is now an Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in Interdisciplinary Degree Programs at…

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