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…

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Eric Nalder leads workshops for students

Department of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame member Eric Nalder (B.A., 1968) recently retired from 42 years of investigative reporting for the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the San Jose Mercury News, and Hearst Newspapers, among others. During his long…

Launch Party: Alumna Karen Gaudette Brewer debuts new PNW seafood book

Alumna Karen Gaudette Brewer (B.A., 2000) will launch her new book “Seafood Lover’s Pacific Northwest: Restaurant, Markets, Recipes & Traditions” on November 7 at the University Book Store at 7 p.m. The seafood guide, which is officially published on November…

Words of Wisdom from Class of 2014 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees

On October 2, the Department of Communication honored five esteemed alumni who were inducted into the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame as Class of 2014. Three of them sat down with Chair David Domke to chat about how their degrees…

‘I grew up broke, not poor,’ says successful businessman, Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Nate Miles

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Eli Lilly and Company Nate Miles (B.A., 1982) may not have had a lot of money growing up, being born in a Navy Homes Federal Housing Project in Pasco, Washington, but his upbringing has…

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…

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