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Reflection on Current Events

Reflection on Current Events

on Aug 18, 2017 in News

The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have many questioning free speech and the right to assemble, as well as how to hold conversations about contentious subject matters. Here are some articles for further reflection: Community seeks conversation, reflection in Saturday’s wake (The Daily Progress, Aug. 17, 2017) Column: Charlottesville protest, attack...

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2017 Contest Award Recipients

2017 Contest Award Recipients

on Jul 6, 2017 in News

Bonnie Atwood First place for editorial opinion (7A) – print-based newspaper First place for personality profile (9B) – print or online publication, more than 500 words Third place for feature story (8B) – magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication Nancy Beasley Third place for books and creative writing (59A) – young adult books, fiction Frances...

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Communicator of Achievement

Communicator of Achievement

on Jul 6, 2017 in News

Virginia Professional Communicator’s 2017 Communicator of Achievement is Deborah Padgett. This award is the highest honor presented by our organization and recognizes an outstanding member who has distinguished themselves within and beyond their profession. Debby has been a member of Virginia Press Women and Virginia Professional Communicators for more than 25...

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New Member Spotlights

New Member Spotlights

on Jul 6, 2017 in News

Julie Grimes Julie Grimes is communications manager — for a second time — at the Virginia Department of Education. Julie first joined VDOE in 2000, but took a 17-month detour to the Office of the State Inspector General, where she set up the agency’s communications program, before returning to VDOE at the end of 2016. With her return, Julie has added managing VDOE’s...

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Spring Conference April 28

Spring Conference April 28

on Apr 27, 2017 in News

Virginia Professional Communicators’ Spring Conference is Friday, April 28, on the beautiful University of Richmond campus. The conference is a place to meet and network with other communication professionals while learning from experts who will talk about hosting the vice presidential debate and about AP Style and cyber security. The recipients of the...

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Reasons to Attend

Reasons to Attend

on Apr 26, 2017 in News

#10 Connect with your peers. Spending time with your professional peers from across the state is one of the biggest benefits of attending a conference. You’ll have multiple opportunities to make meaningful connections and learn from your colleagues. Among the opportunities are shopping in Carytown and dinner at The Daily on April 27, a networking game during the...

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