Unveiled Wall of Recognition honors ‘best of the best’, symbolizing leadership in communication

On September 9, the Department of Communication invited Alumni Hall of Fame members and Early Career Award recipients to the unveiling of a Wall of Recognition housed in the Communications Building. In addition to the 77 Alumni Hall of Fame…

Proclaimed huckster, alum Ron Elgin (’65) dedicates life to being an ad man and charitable giver

“I have an idea; let’s start our own agency!” That’s the first line of alumnus Ron Elgin’s (B.A., 1965) recent book titled “Huckster,” which is a humorous account of his life in advertising. After being in the business for 15…

Lee Cowan sent us a photo of him working in the Suzzallo Reading Room 26 years after he graduated from the UW.

You may recognize alumnus Lee Cowan (B.A., 1988) from TV as the National Correspondent for the CBS Evening News, or it could be that you spotted him on the UW campus last month. While in Seattle and under deadline, Cowan…

MCDM alum, Amazon evangelist Jeff Barr inducted to 2014 Alumni Hall of Fame

Born in 1960 and growing up in the space era, Jeff Barr (M.C., 2013) said it was only natural that computers and technology captured his attention. He remembers doing projects with his grandfather when he was really young, and his…

Photo from article by KUOW.

Alumna Phyllis Fletcher (M.C., 2011) accepted the position of Managing Editor of the Northwest News Network (N3), a news service to public radio stations in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. She will manage the award-winning N3 as a collaboration of thirteen…

Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Sharon Carey LeeMaster (’57) leaves lasting legacy in fundraising world

Years ago when Sharon Carey LeeMaster (B.A., 1957) was accepted to a major university with a partial scholarship, her mother half-jokingly told her, “You can’t go there; we go to the University of Washington.” LeeMaster became the third generation of…

UW Huskies Neil and Nancy McReynolds' nonprofit legacy honored with Board Fellows Endowment.

The Foster School of Business recognizes Department of Communication and School of Education alumnus Neil McReynolds and his wife Nancy McReynolds, an alumna of the Foster School, for their years of nonprofit and board service with a named Board Fellows…

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