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Women in Public Relations 2014 Emerging Learder Awards

Alumnae Named Finalists for Emerging Leaders Awards

The Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) named Alexandra Dickinson, MA ’11, Sara Neumann, BA ’07, and Marcia Newbert, BA ’10, among the finalist for the 2014 Emerging Leaders Awards. The  WWPR accolade honors young women (ages 23-30) who have significantly impacted the communications field and show the potential to make their mark on the industry as a whole for many years to come. Dickinson and Neumann were honored with the award July 22 at the fifth annual Emerging Leaders Award reception. Read more.

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Brechner Scholars in Media and Public Affairs Announced

Combined degree students Emilie Frank and Zinhle Essamuah were selected to receive the Berl Brechner Graduate Scholarships in Media and Public Affairs. Brechner is a member of the National Council for Media and Public Affairs, the SMPA Director’s advisory body, and received his BA in Journalism in 1968 and was the editor of the GW Hatchet. Thanks to his gift, each student will receive $20,000 in tuition funding toward their MA in Media and Strategic Communication when they enter the MA program full time in fall 2015.




Kerric Harvey
"Encylopedia of Social Media and Politics" Wins Apex Award

"The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics", edited by Professor Kerric Harvey, received the 2014 APEX Award for "One-of-a-kind Print Publication." APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence.


Events   Centers and Institutes

Upcoming Events

SMPA Freshman Orientation
Sunday, August 24, 6 - 8 pm
Marvin Center, Room 302

Join us for free pizza and a chance to mingle with upperclassmen to learn what life is like in the School of Media and Public Affairs. Director Frank Sesno, Professor Kimberly Gross, and Professor Mike Shanahan will be on-hand to tell you more about the undergraduate programs and answer any questions. No RSVP required, but Class of 2018 students are strongly encouraged to attend!

July 30: GWebinar: Taking Your Writing to the Next Level

August 27: Digital Campaigning: 2012 and Beyond

August 27: 12th Annual APSA Preconference on Political Communication

September 24: Webinar for MA in Media and Strategic Communication

October 15: Open House for MA in Media and Strategic Communication

October 29: Webinar for MA in Media and Strategic Communication

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