By Michelle Zimmer Ken Mochizuki (’76) remembers the moment as if it were yesterday. In his elementary school classroom on Seattle’s Beacon Hill, the teacher has the class spellbound with Charlotte’s Web. Then the bell rang and the children were…

KERI MURPHY Autumn 2006 With perfectly groomed hair and trendy yet sophisticated attire, she looks the part of a prime-time news anchor. Two years ago she was a UW journalism student struggling to balance the demands of school, work and…

Deborah Cornell Ranniger: PhD, 1988 Deborah Ranniger is the Renton Technical College Foundation Director. Deborah is also an elected official for the City of Kent, the current President of the Kent City Council. Additionally she currently teaches public speaking, introduction…

Justin Schutz: BA, 2000

Justin recently accepted a position at the Seattle offices of Fitch, a well known global branding and design firm. In his role as Associate Brand Strategist/Copywriter, he will continue his passion for storytelling and creative concepting. His career has included…

Deborah Ranniger is the Renton Technical College Foundation Director. Deborah is also an elected official for the City of Kent, the current President of the Kent City Council. Additionally she currently teaches public speaking, introduction to research, interpersonal, intercultural and…

Chanel Merritt With a Ph.D. in speech communication and two master’s degrees, one in speech communication from the University of Washington and one in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, Ron Pyle now teaches at Whitworth College in the departments of…

Tim Pilgrim: MA, PhD; 1987, 1989

Tim Pilgrim is an associate professor of journalism at Western Washington University. He calls on much of his UW learning from professors such as Bill Ames, Don Pember, Roger Simpson, Gerald Baldasty, Tony Giffard, Richard Carter, and Richard Kielbowicz to…

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