Department of Communication
Association for Women in Communications: BGSU Chapter
The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women acros s all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communication era. The AWC started in 1909 as Theta Sigma Phi at the University of Washington. The organization has evolved from a student honorary women’s journalism fraternity to a strong national network of communicators in a broad range of disciplines.
The AWC BGSU chapter was established in the Spring of 2011. The work was initiated by a group of Communication faculty--Drs. Lara Lengel, Ramune Braziunaite, Cheongmi Shim, Emily Anzicek-- with overwhelming support from the Director of the School Dr. Terry Rentner. The biggest kudos go to the core group of women who were instrumental in establishing this organization: President Sarah Burston, President, Vice President Courtney Seel, Treasurer Kalee Vectirelis, Secretary Ashley Ward, Membership Chair Lashae Torres and Newsletter Editor Justina Bucceri.
With strong leadership from the organization’s officers and faculty advisor Dr. Cheongmi Shim, the organization has spring-boarded with 15 members and is set to grow. If you are interested in joining AWC, please send a brief e-mail with your intent to join to the Advisor of BGSU's AWC chapter, Dr. Cheongmi Shim at: email@example.com.