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WPC member testimonial: Debra Fraser

Why join WPC? Here’s what KMUW General Manager Debra Fraser has to say: “I’ve led communications professional groups in another city, and I believe the best services a communications organization can provide are professional development and scholarships. WPC does both with monthly speakers on topics relevant to anyone in communications […]

Debra Fraser

Connie Mansaw

Member spotlight: Q&A with Conni Mansaw

Conni Mansaw was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts at Wichita State University in gerontology and Master of Education in organizational leadership. at Newman University in 2017. A wife to Bryan, mother to Sydney and Savannah and an active member of the community, she […]


Your social media ‘likes’ tell a story

Your social media is your personal brand. For many people, especially communication professionals, that may be common sense. Unfortunately, it isn’t innate knowledge for everyone. I’m endlessly surprised by what I see show up in my social media feeds simply based on my connections’ and friends’ “likes.” And I’ll be […]


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WPC’s annual mixer and scholarship fundraiser is scheduled for Sept. 1

Bring your colleagues, friends and spouses or partner to “Mix It Up with WPC” on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Wichita Marriott. This annual networking mixer for WPC supports our scholarship fund. Don’t forget your checkbook, credit card or cash to bid on items in the silent auction or purchase […]


Resources for social media and more

If you’ve been following our Facebook page, you may have noticed WPC Social Chair Vanessa Whiteside has started sharing recommended resources on Tuesdays. This has been a great opportunity for members to share some of their favorite tips and what makes their jobs a little bit easier. I want to […]


Amy Geiszler Jones

NFPW appoints Amy Geiszler-Jones to serve second term on national board

Amy Geiszler-Jones, former longtime Wichita Professional Communicators board member and current Kansas Professional Communicators president, has been appointed to a second two-year term to the National Federation of Press Women board as historian. In her role as NFPW historian, Geiszler-Jones is responsible for recognizing members who have reached significant membership […]


Library’s Summer Reading Program returns

Two free family concerts were held outdoors June 7 at Naftzger and Clapp Parks to officially kick off the Wichita Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Jim Cosgrove, aka Mr. Stinky Feet, told stories and sang songs to more than 270 attendees. The Summer Reading Program is the library’s annual reading […]


Amplifying the voices of others

A recent Forbes headline caught my attention: “Want a career boost? Try speaking up for someone else.” The article by Josie Cox spotlights new research showing that employees who advocate for a colleague’s ideas are not only helping out that colleague, but they’re also reaping benefits themselves by advocating for […]


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 […]


Colorado Press Women to host Summer Getaway

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 […]