MurnanePULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University student chapter of the Association for Women in Communications and its president recently received national AWC awards. Only one of each award is given annually.

President Megan Murnane received the Rising Star Award, which recognizes leadership, contributions to school and community and commitment to a communications career. The WSU chapter won the Outstanding Student Chapter Award, which is based on high quality, visible programming, fundraising activities or special community involvement.

“Our annual report outlining the year’s activities likely helped us gain the Outstanding Chapter Award,” said the chapter’s faculty adviser Roberta Kelly, clinical professor in the WSU Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

Since 1999, the WSU chapter has received 18 national recognitions.