Risk and Reward: Alumna Julien Perry takes the unbeaten path

From radio gigs to starting her own espresso catering business, Julien Perry (B.A., 1996) isn’t quite sure how she emerged into writing about Seattle restaurants and chefs. Now the Food and Dining Editor for Seattle Magazine, Perry alludes to two…

Philip Garland (’01, ’03) awarded 2014 Outstanding Early Career Award

At this year’s Inaugural Leadership Luncheon, Philip Garland (B.A., 2001; M.A., 2003) received the 2014 Outstanding Early Career Award from the Department of Communication for his impressive career accomplishments and a commitment to the public good. Originally from Los Angeles,…

Lori Matsukawa posts a photo on Facebook of her and Ed White sharing a toast in the KING 5 newsroom.

On June 7, the Northwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) held its 51st Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards. UW Department of Communication alumni were among the award recipients, honoring their commitment to the field and…

Alum Jack Hart to sign copies of debut novel at U Bookstore

Former managing editor and writing coach at the Oregonian, Jack Hart (B.A., 1968) will participate in a reading and book signing of his debut novel “Skookum Summer: A Novel of the Pacific Northwest” (UW Press) on Tuesday, June 10 at…

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

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…

Photo by Matt Weigand via The Gonzaga Bulletin

Dr. Manoucheka Celeste (Ph.D., 2011), who is now an assistant professor of African American studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, gave a lecture at Gonzaga University earlier this month in honor of Black History Month. Her talk entitled…

“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 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

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…

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