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Steve Kiggins, Communications Specialist


As interim director, Steve is responsible for institutional communications to create and maintain a positive image for the University of Wyoming, both with internal and external constituents. He also writes, edits and distributes stories for print and broadcast media, coordinates various university public relations efforts and is a contributing writer for UWyo magazine, the university's flagship publication. A former journalist, Steve provides extensive knowledge of feature writing, interviewing and media production. He has numerous awards to his credit, including the 2004 Wyoming Sportswriter of the Year from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and various honors from the Wyoming Press Association and the Associated Press. When he's not in the office, Steve enjoys co-hosting a daily sports radio show in Laramie, spending time with his wife and daughter, playing poker and cooking.

 


Education

  • Mount Hood Community College: Journalism Major

 

Affiliations, Associations, and Consultation

  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Leadership Laramie 2008
  • Laramie Ambassadors

 

Awards

• Society of Professional Journalists, 2007
First Place, Consumer Reporting
"A Turbulent Relationship"
• Society of Professional Journalists, 2007
First Place, General News Reporting
"An illegal tradition?"
• Gerald R. Sherratt Distinguished Service Award, 2006
Southern Utah University Thunderbird Awards
• Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press Association, 2005
Third Place, General News Reporting
"A teacher's tale"
• National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, 2004
Wyoming Sportswriter of the Year
• Associated Press Sports Editors, 2004
Top 10, Sports Game Story

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