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Remembering Les Anderson

Les Anderson invited me to my first Wichita Professional Communicators luncheon. At the time, I was a student in his classes at Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication. With his guidance, I developed a love for journalism and the AP Stylebook, and a deep hate for the word “very.” […]

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Judy Conkling

Member profile: Judy Conkling

Why do you think groups like Wichita Professional Communicators are important? Those of us who work independently – or as the sole communications professional for a small business or organization – really need to connect socially and professionally with other communicators. WPC offers that opportunity, as a home for all […]


Fun and fellowship abound at WPC annual mixer

The annual WPC mixer and scholarship fundraiser returned Sept. 1 to the east-side Wichita Marriott. More than 60 attendees raised an estimated $2,700 for the organization’s scholar-ship fund. It was WPC’s first in-person mixer since 2019. Last year’s event was virtual, due to COVID-19 restrictions. “This was a great show […]


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Tallgrass Film Festival goes live, will feature HBO’s Gordon Parks documentary

Whether you can travel to Wichita, Kansas or not, the 2021 Tallgrass Film Festival offers films created by filmmakers from all over the world available to you in person or virtually. Tallgrass believes in showcasing the best filmmaking experience possible, according to Melanie Addington, the new Tallgrass Film Association’s executive […]


Member profile: Haley Crowson

What is your current profession? Community Engagement Coordinator at KMUW What do you love the most about your field? I love the breadth of the work we do at KMUW. KMUW is more than just news, it’s creativity, engagement, and relationship building with the community. Every day is different, and […]

Haley Crowson

Rethinking George Orwell’s famous quote

I use social media for a variety of reasons: work, to stay connected with family and friends, and to stay updated on my children’s activities or my own interests. Social media can be overwhelming when you look at it too much. It’s helped people, but it’s also distributed lies. In […]


WPC elects 2022 executive board members

Elections for the 2022 WPC executive board members took place during the Nov. 3 meeting at Larkspur Bistro & Bar. The following slate was voted on and approved by all members in attendance. Congratulations to the 2022 WPC executive board members! Sean Jones, president: Sean is the communication specialist for the […]

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Debra Fraser

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 […]


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 […]

Connie Mansaw

Your social media ‘likes’ tell a story 1

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 […]