Nancy Rivenburgh

UW Department of Communication Professor Nancy Rivenburgh, and urban strategist and consultant Patricia Chase, are co-authors of “Envisioning Better Cities: A Global Tour of Good Ideas.” The book takes readers on a world tour of useful, feasible, and novel ideas…

Meet UWCOMM’s 2020 Olympia Reporters

The UW Department of Communication is thrilled to welcome three community-driven and ambitious student journalists to the 2020 Olympia Legislative Reporting Program cohort. The program immerses students in paid, full-time reporting jobs each winter quarter with news outlets covering the…

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…

Anjuli Brekke

This summer, UW Department of Communication graduate students—Meshell Sturgis, Marcus Johnson, and Anjuli Brekke—attended the fourth annual USC-UPenn Annenberg Summer Doctoral Institute on Difference in Media and Culture. This week-long interdisciplinary workshop brings together exemplary doctoral students and faculty members…

“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

“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

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…

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