A writer’s life for me: Alumnus Robb Zerr (‘81) on lessons learned at UW Comm

Robb Zerr (B.A., 1981) has accomplished a rare feat — he’s made a living out of creativity. In his 35-year career, Zerr’s written for everyone you can think of, assuming the voices of Disney, MTV, Comedy Central and numerous other…

The Can’t-idates: Craig Tomashoff (’82) tells story of those who run for president in new book

Former bureau chief and television producer Craig Tomashoff (B.A., 1982) drove 10,000 miles over 21 days to visit with a number of people who have run for president. He wanted his questions answered: Who are these nearly 500 people who…

Alumna Joanne Harrell named ‘woman of valor’ by Senator Cantwell

On November 23, Senator Maria Cantwell’s 2015 Women of Valor Awards honored “women who inspire and build up our community.” One of the recipients was Department of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame member Joanne Harrell (B.A., 1976), who works as…

‘House of Owls’ by Tony Angell (‘62) wins national outdoor book award

The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) named Communication Alumni Hall of Fame member Tony Angell’s (B.A., 1962) most recent work “The House of Owls” the 2015 winner in the Nature and the Environment category. The New York Times bestseller has been…

Remembering ‘HOPE’ writer, advertising veteran Hal Newson (’52)

Beginning as a copywriter and advancing to become the Creative Director and CEO of Cole & Weber, Hal Newsom (B.A., 1952) created more than 2,000 ads and commercials for companies like Boeing, Weyerhaeuser, Safeco, Alaska Airlines, and more. Newsom was…

Alumna Diana Hefley (’97) receives Forefront Award for excellence in coverage of mental health

UW Communication and Spanish alumna Diana Hefley (B.A., 1997) will receive the 2015 Award for Excellence in Coverage of Mental Health and Suicide for her article on “An Advocate for Parents Whose Children Struggle with Mental Illness.” The annual award…

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