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Kansas Wesleyan University
Karen Bonar

Karen Bonar

Associate Coordinator of Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications Office

Degrees: B.S., Kansas State University

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (785) 833-4345

Campus Box Number: 32

Office: Marketing Office

Karen Bonar officially joined the KWU MARCOM team on Dec. 22, 2020, following a near five-year stretch at the Catholic Diocese of Salina. There, she served as the editor, lead photographer and chief writer for The Register, the Diocese’s monthly newspaper. Bonar has a journalism career that dates back nearly 18 years, including stops in Hays, Independence and at the Salina Journal. She has won numerous reporting awards during her time in the industry, and also captured the Best Front Page honor from the Catholic Press Awards earlier in 2020. Bonar is also an accomplished photographer, known in the area for her freelance work, and has shot KWU Commencement events in the past.