HAYS, Kan. -- Linn Ann Huntington,
professor of communication studies at Fort Hays State University, brought back
four first place awards in six categories from the Kansas Professional
Communicators state competition.
the collegiate faculty division, Huntington placed first in Informational
Columns, Personal Opinion Columns, News Release-Single release, and Book Edited
by Entrant. Huntington also took second in Feature Release-Single release and
third in Personal Opinion Columns.
Huntington also received the Communicator Achievement
"I was nominated by Becky Funke, editor and publisher
of Active Aging, a newspaper for senior citizens in Wichita," said
Huntington. "Cheryl Miller, assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences at Wichita State University, was the one who handed me my COA
Award at the conference. I really
enjoyed meeting and getting to know her."
Huntington gave this advice to students considering a
career in communication studies.
"Education is something that takes place our entire
lives. I think it is crucial that individuals take advantage of professional
development opportunities throughout their careers. There they have the
opportunity to meet some of the top communication professionals in the state
and do valuable career networking. I encourage students to seize every
opportunity they can for networking and professional development."