Second annual Leadership Luncheon will feature conversation with Eddie Pasatiempo (’77)

On May 12, 2015, the Department of Communication will host the second annual Leadership Luncheon, showcasing our commitment to building great leaders for our community’s future. The University of Washington, and the Department of Communication specifically, are ideally positioned to…

Stacey Engle (’08) awarded 2015 UW Comm Alumni Mentor Award

Graduating from high school in Virginia, Stacey Engle’s (B.A., 2008) friends and family didn’t expect her to attend a West Coast college – but University of Washington was the school she was set on. She has gone full circle as…

Priya Frank (’04) receives 2015 Outstanding Early Career Award from UW Comm

Arts and equity are the two pillars that hold up Priya Frank’s (B.A., 2004) passions, whether it is related to work, volunteering, or community building. Committed to making a difference, every opportunity she has had is driven by experiencing what…

Alum Colleen Fukui-Sketchley earns 2015 Charles E. Odegaard Award

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley (B.A., 1994) was named the 2015 recipient of the UW Charles E. Odegaard Award, which was established in 1973 “to honor a member of our community whose leadership sustains the former University of Washington President’s distinguished work on…

Lori Matsukawa (‘96) named 2015 UW Comm Distinguished Alum

No fear. It is those two words that alumna Lori Matsukawa (M.A., 1996) has lived by and the bottom-line advice she gives to students determined to find their way. “Pursue your passion, pursue your dream, develop your talent,” she tells…

Alum Pete Chiarelli’s ‘terrifying’ move to L.A. leads to screenwriting success

Perhaps most well-known for writing “The Proposal” under the fake name Jennifer Kirby, alumnus Pete Chiarelli (B.A., 1996) found success in Los Angeles, where he moved a couple of years after graduating from the University of Washington. Although the film…

Founder of Thrive Causemetics Karissa Bodnar (right) poses with the company's model Lauren Lichon, who has alopecia. Lichon said she had given up on finding lashes that work for her and is thrilled with Bodnar's product.

On her second attempt to get in to the University of Washington, Karissa Bodnar (B.A., 2011) thought long and hard about why she wanted to go to the UW. She wrote that she would give back to the world by…

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