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Words from the WPC president: Looking at my mother, I see myself grow and learn to live on

The month of May holds significance to me for three key reasons. It was 25 years ago in May that we buried my mother, Essie Lee Davenport, in Fort Worth, Texas. I lost my dear friend, confidante and lifelong supporter. I celebrate my birthday every 29th day of May and […]

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Olivia Babin mixes communications, politics for scholarship win

Olivia Babin, a Wichita State University student entering her senior year, is the winner of WPC’s 2020 scholarship. Babin’s work ethic and quality combined with her depth of experience made her a clear standout from a field of 13 candidates for WPC’s $2,000 award. While working on a double major […]


Words from the WPC president: Hope and healing live on with memories

It’s tough times for everyone adjusting to new ways of living and new beginnings. Uncertainty surrounds us throughout the world. It’s so sad to watch the news and listen to how many people have died, are sick, facing death, destruction and so much loss linked to COVID-19. Wearing the masks […]

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WPC mugs on sale at each luncheon meeting

We continue to look for ways to build revenue for our scholarship fund. As part of that, we will sell our new 16-ounce WPC mugs, sporting not just our logo but the Wichita flag, for $15. Profits from the sale – amounting to about $8 per cup – will help […]


Member share: Obama and Powell high on Wilma’s bucket list

Seeing and hearing former President Barack Obama and retired Gen. Colin Powell speak in the same week and same room is like a dream come true. You never know what it’s like to be so high that you have to pinch yourself to calm down. That’s exactly how I felt […]


KPC contest entries due: Jan. 9 early bird, book deadline Jan. 15, others Jan. 22

The Kansas Professional Communicators’ annual communications contest is still accepting entries. Administrated by our national parent organization, NFPW, this year’s contest has undergone several changes, ranging from the types of categories to the requirements for submission. All entries and payments will be handled digitally. Because communicators now do all kinds […]


WPC scholarship page launched and accepting applications

The 2019 WPC scholarship is now open for application and a website for the WPC scholarship has been created. Go directly to WPC Scholarship Page and please consider sharing it on your social media channels. WPC offers an annual scholarship to students pursuing degrees in communication related fields, such as […]


By Request: Artichoke Dip Recipe

As always, there was a ton of good food at our October WPC Social and Fundraiser. I remarked to Deb how much I enjoyed her Artichoke Dip and she agreed to send me the recipe. ARTICHOKE DIP (from Deb) 1 jar marinated artichokes (I use the 12 oz.size), drain and […]