Awards


WPC announces annual scholarship winner

A Wichita State University student will be awarded Wichita Professional Communicators’ annual $2,000 scholarship to pursue her studies in creative writing and communications. Hannah Holliday of Olathe, Kansas, works as a tutor in the WSU creative writing center and plans to graduate in December of 2023. “Grammar has always been […]

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NFPW names Communicator of Achievement nominees

The National Federation of Press Women has named its nominees for Communicator of Achievement, which include Wichita Professional Communicators member Gwen Larson. Larson has worked in journalism and communication for 36 years, with 17 years at The Emporia Gazette as a reporter and editor. She also had a weekly column […]


Tallgrass accepting entries for 20th annual film festival

The 20th annual Tallgrass Film Festival gets underway in late September and is now accepting submissions. This year’s five-day festival will be Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in downtown Wichita. Filmmakers from around the world will be showcasing documentaries, films directed by women, animation, narratives, short films, and other independent […]


Save the date for annual WPC mixer

Mark your calendar. The popular annual WPC mixer and scholarship fundraiser will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Wichita Marriott at Corporate Hills, in east Wichita. Details will be available soon but, in the meantime, event organizers are already actively recruiting sponsors and silent auction donors. For more information, contact […]


KPC seeks nominations for Kansas Communicator of Achievement

Kansas Professional Communicators is accepting nominations for its highest award, the Kansas Communicator of Achievement. Nominate an outstanding member by emailing a cover letter detailing the KPC member’s professional achievements, community service and KPC/NFPW service, plus the nominee’s resume to Cheryl Miller, KPC COA co-coordinator, at cheryl.miller@wichita.edu. The award criteria […]

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Applications now open for annual student scholarship

Wichita Professional Communicators is proud to offer an annual $2,000 scholarship to students pursuing a communication field of study at Wichita-area colleges and universities. Do you know a student who could benefit? Fields of study include journalism, graphic design, photography, public relations, advertising, marketing, digital media and more. WPC is […]


KPC honorees for NFPW milestones

Two women with ties to Kansas Professional Communicators — including a former longtime member of Wichita Professional Communicators — were among the more than 30 NFPW members who were recognized for reaching milestone years of membership at the June NFPW conference. Jane Lee of Kansas City, Missouri, was honored for […]


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Enter NFPW’s 2022 Communications Contest 1

Earn recognition for the great work you do! The National Federation of Press Women’s 2022 Communications Contest is accepting entries online, and the early bird deadline is Jan. 19. This two-tiered professional contest is open to both members and non-members, with entry fees discounted for members. The first tier of […]


WPC members win awards at national contest

Several WPC members earned awards during the 2021 National Communications Contest sponsored by our national affiliate, the National Federation of Press Women. With more than 2,000 entries from across the country submitted in this year’s contest, these talented members faced tough competition. All of these NFPW award recipients had to […]


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 […]