University of Texas at Arlington

Department of Communication

AWC chapter garners national award

Posted 8-29-2011 by Keith Bartholomew

The UTA chapter of The Association for Women in Communication was recently awarded the large chapter division of the outstanding student chapter award. The active chapter hosted a variety of events including student speakers, round table discussions, workshops, fundraising events and many philanthropic events.

“Our members are committed to hands-on experience in the communication field,” explained Dr. Sasha Grant, assistant professor and AWC faculty sponsor. “This year’s programs focused on a variety of topics including finding a dream job, networking, resume writing, television broadcasting and issues and trends in the field of communication.”

The AWC chapter also worked throughout the year to promote worthy causes, Grant added, including AWC’s Fit to Fight Cancer. Members raised nearly $850 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event.

The Association for Women in Communication champions the advancement of women across all communication disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era, according to the group’s website.

The UTA chapter welcomes Department of Communication students to get involved for the 2011-2012 academic year. The group meets the second Friday of the month at noon in room 264 of the Fine Arts building.

For more information, e-mail sgrant@uta.edu or call 817-272-0733, or contact chapter co-presidents, Britney Taylor at britney.pearson@mavs.uta.edu or Christine Nicholson at christine.nicholson@mavs.uta.edu. Check out the group's website at www.awcuta.org.

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