PULLMAN, Wash. – The Association for Women in Communications-WSU chapter has been recognized by AWC as a 2018 “Outstanding Student Chapter” for its high quality, visible programming, fund raising activities and community involvement.

This marks the twenty-fourth time that the AWC-WSU chapter has earned national AWC recognition

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication chapter was selected for the recognition from approximately 30 student chapters throughout the nation.

In addition, Emily Mattson, AWC-WSU chapter vice president/president-elect for 2017-2018, won the national AWC Rising Star Award.  It is the highest honor AWC can bestow on a student member.  The award recognizes leadership activities and special contributions to the school and to the community.  Nominees also must demonstrate commitment to a career in the communications profession.  Emily is the third AWC-WSU officer to be so honored.

Emily, who will graduate December 2018 from the Murrow College with a degree in strategic communication, is the communications intern this summer at the headquarters of BECU in Tukwila.  She is also the advertising manager for the WSU Office of Student Media and serves on the Student Media Board.  During fall semester, Emily will continue in these positions, serve as AWC-WSU president, and intern for the Murrow College’s Student Services Office.

Since 1909, The Association for Women in Communications has championed the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership, and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.  Murrow College alumna Heather (Corvey) Reimer began the AWC-WSU chapter in 1999.



  • Roberta Kelly, clinical professor and AWC-WSU faculty adviser, 509-335-9153, rkelly@wsu.edu