Association for Women in Communications

The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across 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. Read more about this organization and become an official member by visiting The Association for Women in Communications.  

Activities & Programs

The organization has become known for connecting current students with alumni, organizing campus events, such as, the annual Homecoming Meet & Greet, professional development workshops for all COMM majors, Sister-to-Sister events at BGSU Women's Center and the Communication Research Forum. During the recent campus Fair, the group spring boarded the new Step Up initiative which allows students to practice public speaking skills  and gain job interviewing experience. The group also works with Wood County Project Connect to help provide services for local  Bowling Green community members in need.

If you are interested in joining BGSU'S AWC, please send a brief e-mail with your intent to join to the Advisor of BGSU's AWC chapter, Dr. Ellen Gorsevski at For information about membership benefits and access to the national AWC resources please contact us.

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AWC Officers  

Amanda St. John, President and Treasurer,

Cate Elgin, Vice President,

Chelsea Schroeder, Event Coordinator,

Olivia McCory, PR and Fundraising Chair,


Officer & Active Member Profiles

Past Officers & Members


BGSU Chapter History

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, Vice President Courtney Seel, Treasurer Kalee Vectirelis, Secretary Ashley Ward, Membership Chair Lashae Torres and Newsletter Editor Justina Bucceri.