Writing, Listening, Connecting, Changing | Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee: Linda Breneman

UW Department of Communication Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee: Linda Breneman (B.A. 1978)  A lifelong resident of Washington state, Linda Breneman grew up in Eastern Washington before moving to beautiful Seattle to study at the University of Washington. “I always…

Stories Yet Untold | 2018 Communication Leader Award:  Adriana Gil Miner

UW Department of Communication Alumni of Distinction 2018 Communication Leader Award: Adriana Gil Miner (M.C. 2009) Adriana Gil Miner, who heads up the global Corporate Communications department at Tableau Software, wants communicators to understand that data is not just data….

“It Takes a Village” | Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring:  Alexander Diaz

UW Department of Communication Alumni of Distinction 2018 Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring: Alexander Diaz (B.A. 2012) Driving forward with agility, enthusiasm, and a sense of discovery as Uber’s Marketing Program Lead for the Pacific Northwest, Alexander Diaz does…

Building a Career, a Business, and a Wealth Legacy for Others | Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee: Sheila Dean Brooks

UW Department of Communication Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee: Sheila Dean Brooks, Ph.D.  (B.A. 1978)  Sheila Dean Brooks, Ph.D. is an author, Emmy-award winning journalist, entrepreneur and advocate for minority, women and diversity issues and small businesses. “I have been passionate…

Shelley Morrison, Founder, Shelley Morrison Associates

Not many professionals can summarize a decades-long career in one sentence, let alone in three letters, but Shelley Morrison has never been one for convention. “You know the ABC scene from Glengarry Glen Ross? ‘Always Be Closing’? Well, my philosophy…

2018 Alumni of Distinction Honorees Announced

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. We also recognize the exceptional work of…

More than 400 Students Earn Communication Degrees at 2018 Graduation Ceremony

On June 7, 2018, more than 400 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students gathered in The Quad to celebrate receiving degrees from the UW Department of Communication. Accomplished students proudly walked across the stage as thousands of friends and family members…

The World Needs Journalists: Katie Utehs (‘08)

In journalism, nothing changes, even as everything changes. “From a young age it was instilled in my family that you stand up for people,” says Katie Utehs, a UW Communication alumna, and current freelance reporter at KGO-TV, one of the…

Alumna Rachel Lynn Solomon Publishes Debut Novel

In addition to an array of accomplishments, which include singing in a riot girrrl band and being a part of setting a Guinness World Record, Rachel Lynn Solomon (B.A., 2011) is now a published novelist. She is also the first…

Carley Simpson: Letting the Path Find Me

These days, Carley Simpson (B.A., 2004) is really in the dog house. Or the cat castle. Or in any other of the incredible pet dwellings featured on her newest show, Animal Cribs. An Executive Producer at Punch Drunk Pictures, Simpson…

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