Ana Mendez

About Ana Mendez

Communications professional with a Bachelor's Degree in English. Inspired to broaden IWPA's goals of expanding the network of men and women that professionally support each other in writing and communication work. Lover of art, music, and writing. Follow my work on my WordPress blog: anamayramendez.wordpress.com

Feature Friday: Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on one of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas…

Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas is a writer, leader, and a highly skilled communications professional. Her accomplishments include […]

By |June 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Elise Sims

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on one of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is Elise Sims…

Elise Sims, longtime member of IWPA, has had countless successes from her work as Public Relations […]

By |June 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Becky Sarwate

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on one of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is Becky Sarwate…
Becky Sarwate is a Chicago born freelance writer, mentor, author, and overall passionate communicator. Her successes […]

By |June 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Marlene Cook

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on one of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is longtime IWPA member Marlene Cook…

Marlene Cook, honorary lifetime member of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association, has […]

By |June 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

National Federation of Press Women Announces 2018 National Communications Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
Chicago, Illinois
www.iwpa.org
Chicago – May 25, 2018 – The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) had a number of accomplished members recognized by the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), as the NFPW announced its 2018 National Communications Contest winners. The competition awards the best entries in a variety of communication categories, among them: editorial publications, […]

By |May 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Lori Rader-Day

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on our of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is Lori-Radar Day…

Lori Rader-Day is a mystery author whose debut book, The Black Hour, won the 2015 […]

By |May 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

IWPA Summer Internship Perspective: It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Calling

I entered Northeastern Illinois University in the Spring of 2017 as a 25 year-old undergraduate. After stumbling from one career choice to another, I decided to finally focus on area of study that also brought joy to my life: English Literature.

There where moments when the realization that I’m still working towards my degree caused […]

By |August 29th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Illinois Has a Budget: What’s Next?

While the state of Illinois finally passed a budget this summer, many say it’s no time for celebration. Slate reported that Rauner’s attempts to curb what he called a “bailout” were overridden by bipartisan cooperation (a 71-42 vote) on July 6. The state breathed a sigh of relief after a tense, two-year stalemate. For […]

By |August 10th, 2017|News|1 Comment

“New Voices” Signed to Protect Student Rights

Nationwide “March For Truth” protests were coordinated across dozens of cities this past Saturday (June 3). The protests were “calling for an impartial investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” according to CNN.  This demand for transparency reminds us that there is power in demonstrations that exercise freedoms of speech and […]

By |June 8th, 2017|FAN-Fair|1 Comment

A Student’s Right to Protest: Hazelwood High

A recent, controversial series of punishments issued to students of Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood Missouri, warrants a discussion of First Amendment Rights in an institutional setting.

Over 200 students participated in a walk-out on Monday, May 15 to support teachers after union contract negotiations were rejected by the Hazelwood School District Board of […]

By |May 25th, 2017|FAN-Fair|1 Comment