2016 Alumni Hall Of Fame Ceremony

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. This year, the UW Department of Communication…

Former Comm Department Chair Jerry Baldasty Appointed Provost Of UW

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce has appointed Gerald (Jerry) Baldasty as provost and executive vice president, following a 14-month term as interim provost. Baldasty has long been a member of the Department of Communication, earning a B.A. in…

Renowned sociologist, communication theorist Gladys Engel Lang passes away at age 96

Gladys Engel Lang, professor emerita of sociology, political science, and communication at the University of Washington, passed away on March 23, 2016 at age 96. She was one of the most accomplished women sociologists and communication theorists of her generation….

Tinamarie Feil (’84) pays it forward, earning her the 2016 Alumni Mentor Award

The UW Department of Communication gave this year’s Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring to Tinamarie Feil (B.A., 1984), co-founder and President of BMC Group, who has been the Foundational Alumna for the Career Exploration trips to New York City….

Alum Floyd McKay’s (’95) new book tells the ‘Oregon Story’

A look into Pacific Northwest politics and media, alumnus Floyd McKay (Ph.D., 1995) wrote a book titled “Reporting the Oregon Story: How Activists and Visionaries Transformed a State,” which is a media and political memoir of the period between 1964…

Long-time professor of advertising Lawrence Bowen remembered as academic, best friend

Lawrence Bowen, who passed away on March 5, will be remembered as a renowned professor of advertising, but also as a husband, father, soldier, and best friend. Born in Philadelphia in 1928, he joined the Air Force when he was…

Alumna Carley Simpson’s (‘04) new show ‘We Bought the Farm’ debuts on HGTV

Alumna Carley Simpson (B.A., 2004) moved to a farm outside of Seattle with her family when she was 13 years old – little did she know, working five acres in her childhood among an abundance of animals would become the…

George Walker, 2015 Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, passes away

George Walker (B.A., 1951), who was inducted into the Department of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame last year, passed away last month at age 86. Walker was raised on Queen Anne Hill and spent the majority of his years in…

Alumni Hall of Fame member Jack Gladstone (’82) wins Community Spirit Award

Alumnus Jack Gladstone (B.A., 1982), who was inducted into the UW Communication Alumni Hall of Fame in 2013, won a Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award from the First Peoples Fund. Each year, the First Peoples Fund “honors and celebrates exceptional…

Building legacies: Alumnus J Mullineaux on communication in philanthropy

W. John “J” Mullineaux (B.A., 1982) has been asking himself the big questions — about meaning and purpose in life — since he was an undergraduate. The answer has evolved over the years, but for Mullineaux, who currently works as…

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