Murrow College Announces Hall of Achievement Class of 2022 – WSU Insider


Washington State University alumni Bill Stevens, Carolyn Sawyer, and Enrique Cerna will be honored by the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication as recipients of the 2022 Hall of Achievement Award at 46and Murrow Symposium held April 5-6. Each year, Murrow College’s Hall of Achievement honors and recognizes the outstanding achievements of select graduates.


Bill Steven

Bill Steven

Stevens, a 1987 graduate of Murrow College, is the associate athletic director of sports communications for WSU Athletics. He is in his 17th year at Washington State University and is responsible for the department’s overall communications strategy and serves as the primary athletic contact for women’s football and tennis. Prior to WSU, Stevens spent five years with the UC Davis sports information office and nine years with the Sacramento Kings as assistant public relations manager and later as director of creative services.


Close-up of Carolyn Sawyer.
Caroline Sawyer

Caroline Sawyer

Sawyer has focused his vocal and communication skills around fairness and justice for nearly 40 years. She began her career in broadcast journalism at age 19 while still attending WSU Pullman. Sawyer’s broadcast journalism career spanned nearly two decades in front of the camera, working at stations including KHQ-TV, WIS-TV, WSB-TV, WBZ-TV, ABC Network News and Lifetime Television Network. After leaving television news in 1996, Sawyer started an international marketing communications company, the Tom Sawyer Company, where she continues her work on improved strategies for communicating critical messages.


Close-up of Enrique Cerna.
Enrique Cerna

Enrique Cerna

Cerna is a seasoned journalist and ten-time Northwest Regional Emmy winner. During his 47-year career in Seattle media, Cerna worked for 23 years at KCTS 9 and retired in February 2018 as a senior correspondent. Prior to KCTS, he worked as a reporter, producer and host for KOMO Radio and Television and KING Television. Cerna has produced and hosted award-winning national programs and election analysis for PBS, and has moderated debates in the US Senate, Congress, gubernatorial and mayoralty. In March 2020, Cerna was appointed to the Washington State University Board of Trustees.


The awards ceremony will take place during the 46th Murrow Symposium. In addition to the Hall of Achievement awards ceremony, other Murrow Symposium events, including workshops and panel discussions, will take place both virtually and in person on Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 6. More information, including how to register to attend or participate, can be found at Murrow Symposium website.

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