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Comm Lead held 5th annual Screen Summit in June

The Communication Leadership master’s program celebrated its students’ work at the annual, year-end Screen Summit event on June 12. Current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, and community members gathered at Cultivate to recognize the remarkable work accomplished last academic year.

Students shared their projects on a screen of their choice – TV, laptop, tablet, smartphone – while guests mingled, asked questions, and enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Below is a playlist of videos featuring projects, such as a website that uncovers stories from the King County Prosecuting Office, a visual and virtual microvolunteering app, a nonprofit to leverage the powers of social media for other nonprofit causes, a video about Rainworks that went viral, and more:

Five awards were also presented during the event. Watch the video to learn the meaning behind each award and the reasons for which each recipient was chosen.

Research: Rosemary Ponnekanti
Leadership: Fritz Kessler
Community: Sarahy Sigie
Story: Amber Cortes
Creativity: Maddie Egan

And finally, the event culminated with a bittersweet farewell to Community Manager Ashley-Rose O’Mara, who is moving on to a new job. She has been working for the Comm Lead program since July 2011 and will be greatly missed. Listen to speeches made by both Director Hanson Hosein and O’Mara.

To view photos from the event, click here.

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Comm Lead held 5th annual Screen Summit in June