Awards


Nominations for COA due in March 2020

Deadlines for the annual Communicator of Achievement award were announced during the NFPW conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. March 23 will be the deadline that nominations will be due from all state affiliates. Deadlines are much earlier because the annual conference is now in June instead of September. “We have […]


News about WPC members

Three WPC members who work for KMUW public radio recently received awards in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters contest. Carla Eckels received three awards: first place in the large market, special program’s category about the 60th anniversary of the Dockum Sit-in; second place for large market, DJ personality aircheck for […]


Student, editor, legal eagle wins scholarship

Courtney Klaus, a Newman University junior majoring in communication and history with a minor in journalism, is WPC’s 2019 scholarship winner. She serves as editor-in-chief of the university’s weekly student newspaper The Vantage, previously working as a Vantage reporter, then managing editor. As Vantage editor, Klaus is a fierce advocate […]


KPC announces Angie Prather as 2019 Communicator of Achievement

Angie Prather is a gifted communicator who can “relate to a room full of Rotarians, connect with 20- somethings on social media or craft a pointed message for a legislative agenda.” With more than 30 years in her marketing and communications career, she has served and strengthened her Kansas communities. […]


Words from the WPC president: Let’s celebrate some winners

It’s time to celebrate some winners. At our April meeting, we announced the winner of our $2,000 scholarship: junior Courtney Klaus, a communications major at Newman University who is also the student newspaper editor there. Read more about her here. WPC also has cause to celebrate some winners among our […]


Communicator of Achievement nominations needed

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Communicator of Achievement (COA) award, an honor presented by the Kansas Professional Communicators (KPC). The COA award is the highest honor bestowed as it reflects a person’s involvement at the local, state and national level along with the community. The winner will be […]