Yearly Archives: 2021

Colorado Press Women to host Summer Getaway   Recently updated !

Colorado Press Women is hosting a Summer Getaway on July 30-31 in Cañon City and Alamosa, historical cities with deep roots in newspapering, and will honor two newspapers whose female staff helped found CPW 80 years ago. Members of Wichita Professional Communicators have been invited to attend. Registration for the […]

WPC Scholarship Committee co-chairs Judy Conkling, left, and Wilma Moore-Black, at right, stand with Daegiona Wilson, the 2021 WPC Scholarship recipient.

Southwestern College student wins WPC scholarship

An enthusiastic and spirited Southwestern College student majoring in convergent journalism is the winner of the 2021 Wichita Professional Communicators $2,000 scholarship. Daegiona Wilson stands out among her peers at the Winfield, Kansas, college, from the classroom to the track field. The scholarship award helps to ease the stresses of […]

Wanted: Auction items for annual WPC scholarship fundraiser   Recently updated !

Each year, WPC awards a $2,000 scholarship to a talented communications student — funded, in large part, by proceeds from the silent auction at our end-of-summer mixer. This year’s mixer will be on Sept. 1 at the Wichita Marriott — watch future WPC newsletters for more details — but we’re […]


The ebb and flow of anxiety

I can’t remember the exact date, but I remember the feeling I got when I started to venture out the first few times after being at home for so long during the pandemic. I remember feeling anxiety, just by getting in the car and driving. I felt claustrophobic in my […]

WPC members earn awards in KPC communications contest

Congratulations to the following Wichita Professional Communicators members who earned awards in the Kansas Professional Communicators‘ communications contest and were honored during the KPC spring conference: Beth Bower – Communicator of Achievement; First Place Specialty Articles, Food Guy Bower – First Place Specialty Articles, Travel Blog, Personal; and Radio + […]

Beth Bower

Beth Bower earns KPC’s highest honor

Congratulations to Beth Bower, WPC board member and former WPC president, on being awarded Kansas Professional Communicators’ highest honor: the 2021 Communicator of Achievement! The COA is given in recognition of professional accomplishments, community service and affiliate service to KPC and the National Federation of Press Women. Beth is a […]

Volunteering benefits are life-changing

As April marked National Volunteer Month, I’ve been reflecting on the importance of volunteerism and how critical it is to not only Wichita Professional Communicators, but to our community and the world. When you volunteer, you’re not only positively impacting the lives of people in your community, you’re also reaping […]

Susan Hund-Milne

Remembering Susan Hund-Milne

Susan Hund-Milne, longtime member of the National Federation of Press Women, was a gentle, soft-spoken and seemingly simple woman who would be pleased with this summary from her obituary: “(She) was lucky to live a very full life and spent retirement doing everything she loved: traveling, attending the 1st Unitarian […]

Spring of hope

It’s amazing how much your outlook on life can change in just a few months. In January, I wrote about the stresses of being in quarantine, and it seems the tides have turned. There is hope on the horizon. Do you feel it in your community? I sense it when […]

Righting the record: Firsts among women

Although WPC, formerly known as Wichita Press Women, was reincorporated in 1973, it was established in 1950 when women had a tough time breaking into important roles in communications. We are proud of our “firsts,” including these outstanding members and many more to be reported. Dorothy Belden was the first […]