The Cycle Continues: Kaci Aitchison Honored as COM Mentor

“Fear is not always an indicator that you should not do something,” answers Kaci Aitchison (B.A., 2001) when asked what words of wisdom she has for students. “When faced with a decision, you shouldn’t be afraid of choosing the ‘wrong’…

2017 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…

“If You Ask, I Will Go” | Dolores Eyler Enters COM Hall of Fame

“Everyone has a story to tell,” Dolores Eyler (B.A., 1971) muses, when asked what students should know when they decide to become communicators. And during Eyler’s decades and country-spanning journalism career, she has worked tirelessly to tell hundreds of them….

In Memoriam: Life of a Newspaper Man, Wallie Funk (B.A. 1948)

Wallie Funk, a self-proclaimed “newspaper man,” spent decades striving to improve the communities where he worked as a publisher, photographer, and local historian. During a career that spanned nearly 40 years, Funk operated and wrote for five community newspapers, including…

Congratulations to the UW Communication Class of 2017

On June 8, 2017, more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students gathered in The Quad to celebrate receiving degrees from the UW Department of Communication. The students proudly walked across the stage as more than 2,000 friends and family…

New Scholarship Honors PR Professional’s Legacy

Daniel McConnell was never afraid of taking risks. “He’s one of those who knew that life is just a leap of faith,” remembers close friend, Doug Bamford. “He’d tell you to ‘spread your arms and hold your breath and always…

COM Faculty and Alumna Published at CHI 2017

Communication Leadership alumna Samantha Hautea and Department assistant professor Benjamin Mako Hill recently had their research published at CHI2017 – the premier international conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Their paper tackled the complex intersection of privacy, data collection, and the youth who find themselves at the…

Former Daily Editor Awarded Pulitzer Fellowship

The Columbia Journalism School recently awarded Nicole Einbinder (B.A. 2016) one of its five annual Pulitzer fellowships. Graduates selected for this prestigious honor receive grants to travel, report and study abroad. Nicole Einbinder, a recent graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate…

Celebrate Alumni Eddie Pasatiempo and the Honorable Norman Rice at Awards of Excellence ceremony

Eddie Pasatiempo Department of Communication almunus, has received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Honorable Norman Rice, Evans School and Department of Communication, has received the Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus Award. Celebrate Mr. Pasatiempo’s and Mr. Rice’s outstanding…

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