Founded in 1909 as Theta Sigma Phi at the University of Washington, the organization has evolved from a collegiate honorary women's journalism fraternity to a strong national network of communicators in a broad range of disciplines.
The local Topeka chapter of Theta Sigma Phi was founded October 9, 1950. The official charter was presented March 27, 1951 to 22 members. A previous Theta Sigma Phi chapter had ceased in 1941. Today, the Topeka chapter continues to provide educational programming and networking opportunities for its members.
The Association for Women in Communications is the one organization that recognizes the complex relationships that exist across communications disciplines. Modern communicators must demonstrate competence in varied disciplines and be able to network and make career moves across the broad spectrum of communications fields. Disciplines represented within the association include: print and broadcast journalism, television and radio production, film, advertising, public relations, marketing, graphic design, multi-media design, and photography. The list is continually growing as the profession expands into the newer media.
|President||Lauren Tice, Communications Director to Senator Anthony Hensley|
|Past President/VP of Administration/Job Bank||Amanda Schuster, League of Kansas Municipalities|
|VP Finance||Mary Napier, Napier Communications|
|VP Membership Retention||Briana Holmes, Heartland Visioning|
|Public Relations and Communications Chair||Stefanie Graves, Payless Shoesource|
|Marketing and Social Media Chair||Vacant|
|Student Relations Chair||Jeri Fowler, Washburn University student|