WPC News


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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Words from the WPC president: Keep moving up professional ladder

Everybody likes the thought of making more money and getting ahead in one’s career. It’s simply individual progress and professional growth. The annual conference offered by the Kansas Professional Communicators is an affordable and practical place to grow. There are five key reasons that it continues to be worth my […]


KPC conference is March 21

The annual Kansas Professional Communicators conference, open to both KPC members and nonmembers, is happening Saturday, March 21, at the Wichita Art Museum. Special pre-conference tours of creative and news agencies, followed by a mixer at Cocoa Dolce, 235 N. St. Francis, are scheduled for Friday, March 20. The theme […]

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Nominations being accepted for KPC Communicator of Achievement Award

The deadline for nominations for the 2020 Kansas Professional Communicators’ Communicator of Achievement (COA) award is Friday, Feb. 7. The KPC competes for the national COA award from the National Federation of Press Women. The COA award is the highest award given by both KPC and NFPW. It’s given to […]


Words from the WPC president: Don’t gamble with your heart

When you are winded and wheezing, short of breath and just don’t feel right, it’s time to get help. That drowning feeling hit me in the face for a few days then seemed okay and came back again. Coupled with puffy, swollen legs, ankles and feet during the last few […]


Enter the KPC communications contest!

You did some amazing work in 2019, and now is the perfect time to compile your entries for the Kansas Professional Communicators contest! There are a wide range of categories to choose from, from writing and editing to photography, graphic design, social media, advertising, public relations and more. Here’s what […]


Words from the WPC president: Wilma Moore-Black shares her formula

There’s a formula about life shared with me by my friend Cindy: H1B1, which stands for Help One, Bring One along the way. That message is meaningful when I think of my leadership role as the 2020 president of Wichita Professional Communicators. As I look forward to life in 2020, […]

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Words from the WPC president: Share your time, talents

Serving on the Wichita Professional Communicators board is a great way to have an impact on the organization and its mission of supporting communicators and providing scholarships for future communicators. During the past two years that I have served as president, I’ve been so pleased to see some of our […]