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….

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…

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