Guillén Reflects on Battles and the War

Tomás Guillén (M.A., 1990) has fought for his journalism career in the harsh trenches of life. Whether in El Paso, Texas as a boy growing up hardened by uncontrollable circumstances, or the searing sun of Arizona as a college kid…

Sitting Down With Pamela Banks

Pamela Banks (B.A. 1981), sits down with me at a table in her office at the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS). She is taking a break from her duties as CEO and President to speak about her experience as…

Taking the Time

For most of his professional life, W. John “J” Mullineaux (B.A., 1982) has worked diligently for the betterment of others through various endeavors, rarely taking the time to recognize his own achievements. Through numerous positions spanning decades and today as…

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…

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