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…

By Meghan Peters Since graduating from the UW in 1979, Scott MacFarlane has transformed from a long-haired and free-spirited traveler to a slightly balding and successful writer and scholar. But if you’re talking about spreading the ethos of peace and…

Awarded the “Top 3 Paper” in the Spirituality Division for “The spirit that strengthens me: Teaching with a religious foundation,” a paper she presented at the National Communication Association conference held in San Antonio, TX in 2006. Awarded the Outstanding…

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