PULLMAN, Wash. Washington State University’s Association for Women in Communications chapter has won the 2011 national Outstanding Student Chapter Award in the small chapter division.
The group meets twice a month when classes are in session and also hosted seven events during the 2010-11 academic year. The chapter engages students in topics ranging from conflict resolution to global perspectives, while focusing on leadership and teambuilding.
This is the tenth time that the WSU chapter has won this recognition. Roberta Kelly, a clinical associate professor and assistant dean of undergraduate studies, has been the advisor of the group since 1999.
This year the group had 14 members, who participated in a variety of outreach and civic activities, including a Montessori School’s “Make a Difference Day,” a Mom’s Weekend Silent Auction, at which $1,120 was raised. Members also participated Job Shadow Day in Spokane, providing students with an opportunity to meet public relations and news media professionals, and learn about those career fields.
“AWC is valuable because of the communication networking it provides to students within the college, university and the professional sectors, especially at the regional and national levels,” Kelly said. “Such networking provides members with scholarship, internship and job opportunities.”
AWC attracts students from several majors including advertising, broadcasting, journalism, public relations and speech communication.
AWC’s large chapter award went to University of Texas Arlington.
For more information see the AWC website.