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

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

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

“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…

Shelley Morrison, Founder, Shelley Morrison Associates

Taking Risks, Making Mistakes, and Learning Lasting Lessons | Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee: Shelley Morrison

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…

The World Needs Journalists: Katie Utehs (‘08)

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

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…

KEEP WRITING: Kriss Turner Towner Enters COM Hall of Fame

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…

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