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 […]

KPC virtual state conference is April 2

Kansas Professional Communicators will host a virtual state conference on Friday, April 2. The conference, which will take place via Zoom, will offer a brief networking opportunity, presentations by two outstanding communicators and recognition of this year’s award winners in KPC’s communications contest and the reveal of KPC’s 2021 Communicator […]

Reflecting on The News landscape

I started working at The Hutchinson News in 2005 after graduating from Wichita State University. It was my first full-time job in journalism, and I was hired as a copy editor and page designer. After a couple of years, I became a reporter and covered everything from school board meetings […]

KAKE Wins for Kansas awards grant to WPC

  Wichita Professional Communicators has been awarded a $500 KAKE Wins for Kansas grant! The grants from DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers and KAKE-TV are given to local nonprofit organizations who have a positive impact on the community, and demonstrate adding greater value and resources to the community. WPC is grateful […]

WPC board members stand with oversized check from KAKE Wins for Kansas

Did you know? A look at WPC history

In 1973, America ended its involvement in the Vietnam War, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in “The Battle of the Sexes” exhibition tennis match; bell bottoms still ruled high fashion; Carly Simon sang “You’re So Vain”; and our fine organization, Wichita Professional Communicators, was established. In the beginning we […]

WPC looking for committee members

Are you interested in taking on a new role in 2021? WPC may have the opportunity you’ve been looking for. WPC is forming a social media committee and we need your help to grow our presence in that arena. If you are interested, please contact Dawn Moore, WPC vice president, […]

Nominate a peer for Communicator of Achievement award

Nominations are being sought for Kansas Professional Communicators’ highest professional award, its annual Communicator of Achievement. Nominees are judged on professional achievement (50%), community service (20%), and affiliate service to KPC and National Federation of Press Women (30%). The recipient of the KPC COA award goes on to compete for […]