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From spending more than 50 years in the local newspaper business to anchoring at Boston’s top broadcasting network, our journalism alumni have shown a commitment to the field and to the community. Read their stories:

Writing, Listening, Connecting, Changing | Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee: Linda Breneman

UW Department of Communication Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee: Linda Breneman (B.A. 1978)  A lifelong resident of Washington state, Linda Breneman grew up in Eastern Washington before moving to beautiful Seattle to study at the University of Washington. “I always…

Stories Yet Untold | 2018 Communication Leader Award:  Adriana Gil Miner

UW Department of Communication Alumni of Distinction 2018 Communication Leader Award: Adriana Gil Miner (M.C. 2009) Adriana Gil Miner, who heads up the global Corporate Communications department at Tableau Software, wants communicators to understand that data is not just data….

“It Takes a Village” | Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring:  Alexander Diaz

UW Department of Communication Alumni of Distinction 2018 Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring: Alexander Diaz (B.A. 2012) Driving forward with agility, enthusiasm, and a sense of discovery as Uber’s Marketing Program Lead for the Pacific Northwest, Alexander Diaz does…

Shelley Morrison, Founder, Shelley Morrison Associates

Not many professionals can summarize a decades-long career in one sentence, let alone in three letters, but Shelley Morrison has never been one for convention. “You know the ABC scene from Glengarry Glen Ross? ‘Always Be Closing’? Well, my philosophy…

The World Needs Journalists: Katie Utehs (‘08)

In journalism, nothing changes, even as everything changes. “From a young age it was instilled in my family that you stand up for people,” says Katie Utehs, a UW Communication alumna, and current freelance reporter at KGO-TV, one of the…

Alumna Rachel Lynn Solomon Publishes Debut Novel

In addition to an array of accomplishments, which include singing in a riot girrrl band and being a part of setting a Guinness World Record, Rachel Lynn Solomon (B.A., 2011) is now a published novelist. She is also the first…

KEEP WRITING: Kriss Turner Towner Enters COM Hall of Fame

One variation of the American Dream is “to make it BIG in Hollywood.” However, wishes come true, not free, as COM alumna and 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Kriss Turner Towner (B.A., 1984) can tell you. “Finishing and selling your…

Celebrating the 2017 Communication Alumni of Distinction

Every year, the UW Department of Communication honors outstanding alumni who are making a difference in their careers and out in their communities by inducting them into the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame. We also recognize the exceptional work of our…

2017 Alumni of Distinction Honorees Announced

Every year, the UW Department of Communication honors outstanding alumni who are making a difference in their careers and out in their communities by inducting them into the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame. We also recognize the exceptional work of…

“If You Ask, I Will Go” | Dolores Eyler Enters COM Hall of Fame

“Everyone has a story to tell,” Dolores Eyler (B.A., 1971) muses, when asked what students should know when they decide to become communicators. And during Eyler’s decades and country-spanning journalism career, she has worked tirelessly to tell hundreds of them….

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