Seizing the Narrative: Louie Vital

For recent COM graduate Louie Vital (B.A., 2016), public speaking is “the best way I can communicate my being to someone else.” Currently pursuing her MPA at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Vital says her experiences as…

KEEP WRITING: Kriss Turner Towner Enters COM Hall of Fame

One variation of the American Dream is “to make it BIG in Hollywood.” However, wishes come true, not free, as COM alumna and 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Kriss Turner Towner (B.A., 1984) can tell you. “Finishing and selling your…

Celebrating the 2017 Communication Alumni of Distinction

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 our…

Andrea Zeller wins inaugural “Communication Leader” Award

Andrea Zeller (M.C., 2007 | MCDM) is an expert at bringing new dimensions to storytelling. In her current role at Facebook, Zeller works with a variety of teams to craft Virtual Reality (VR) and 360 experiences. Despite the near sci-fi-level…

The Building Blocks to a Successful Early Career: My Tam Nguyen

According to My Tam Nguyen (B.A., 2006), recipient of this year’s Early Career Award, “you know you’re in a good career when what you’re meant to do aligns with what you say you do. I give 150% every day because…

Community Journalism Champion Scott Wilson Enters COM Hall of Fame

Over his 40 years in journalism, Scott Wilson (B.A., 1978 | M.A., 1986) has been a champion for independent media, open government, tough journalism, early adaption of digital media, and opening doors to young journalists. “I think every journalist should…

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….

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