Marketing & Communication

Marketing and Communication at WSU Tri-Cities

Request Forms
Marketing Project & Graphic Design Request
News release and story request

WSU Tri-Cities Marketing and Communications is glad to help you publicize your news. Typically the best news stories highlight groundbreaking research, first-of-its-kind events and unique stories or achievements. WSU News does not promote attendance at conferences and meetings.

Submit a news release request.



Website Edit Request Form
Digital display request
Photography request

You may contact the Office of Marketing and Communications to request a pre-existing photo. It helps if you are as specific as possible regarding the image you are looking for. If you can, please include the subject of the photo, date and location the image was taken and by whom in your request. If you are requesting a high resolution photo of a web image, please include a link to the image.

We have a large archive of photos available for use on Flickr ( To download a photo:

  • Click on the image, then click on the Download arrow at bottom right
  • Click “View all sizes” and select the size you’d like
  • Right-click and “save as” to your desktop OR click “Download”

Photo shoots may be scheduled, based on photographer availability and relevance to university marketing priorities-student recruitment and enrollment.

Event photo coverage

The Office of Marketing and Communications provides photographic coverage of noteworthy events taking place on the WSU Tri-Cities campus. Because of the large volume of campus events and limited staff resources, we can only cover a select number.

In general, the office does not photograph internal department activities, awards ceremonies, staff /faculty receptions or parties, or student club/organization events.

Decisions about which events to cover will be made solely by the office of marketing and communications, and will be based on the uniqueness and newsworthiness of the event and the potential an event presents for striking WSU Tri-Cities images that can be used to support the university’s broader communications and recruitment marketing efforts.

If we cannot photograph your event, we can help you select a freelance photographer at your own expense. We suggest you contact them at least two weeks before your event.

Photo credit

Photos taken by marketing and communications staff may be used in external publications with proper permission and the following credit line:

Photo credit: WSU Tri-Cities Office of Marketing and Communications

Headshots and group portraits

We also provide occasional photographic services to individual faculty and staff members who need quality portraits or headshots, or to departments that may require group shots for university-related marketing and communications purposes. We appreciate as much advance notice as possible when scheduling these sessions; two weeks is ideal. We will provide the subject(s) with a copy of the digital image for departmental and personal use. We do not provide photographic printing services.


Submit a photo request

Faculty and Staff Announcements (Cougar Weekly)

Submit a faculty or staff announcement. The announcement may be included with the Cougar Weekly staff and faculty e-newsletter that is sent out every Monday. Content is edited for clarity and length by marketing and communication staff and is determined as to whether it will be posted in the newsletter, based on space and best fit.

Submit your faculty or staff announcement

Student Announcements (Connected Cougs)

Submit an item to be included in the Connected Cougs Student E-Newsletter. The news is sent out to students every Monday. Content is edited for clarity and length by marketing and communication staff and is determined as to whether it will be posted in the newsletter, based on space and best fit.

Submit a student announcement

The office of marketing and communication at Washington State University Tri-Cities’ primary role is to communicate to the public, prospective students and to the campus community the latest news, efforts for advancing research, education and provide a direct insight into the goals and advancement of the university. 

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to share information and news about research, interesting and unique class projects or presentations, etc. Please see the below resources for templates, photos and project requests. Please note we follow AP Style for web writing and APA style for academic writing.
For more information about our department and accomplishments, please see our 2016-2017 annual report and our 2017-2018 annual report.

The vision of the WSU Tri-Cities Marketing and Communications Department is to set the example as the model for impactful, transparent and timely communications for the WSU system.

Mission Statement
Communicating WSU Tri-Cities research, student experience and community engagement by means of creative products and services.

Marketing Services

Campus Branding Design
Copy Editing
Event Marketing
Graphic Design
Marketing Consultations
Marketing Materials

Press Releases
Social Media
Video Production
Website Edits
Website Training
WSUTC Currents e-Newsletter
WSUTC Cougar Weekly

Meet the team
Maegan Murray
Maegan MurrayPublic Relations Communication CoordinatorEast 220
photo of Monique Van Sant
Monique Van SantWeb and Graphic DesignerEast 220

Kyle Kopta
Marketing & Communications Intern