The Department of Communication is growing and thriving! As the second-largest department on campus and one of the top Communication graduate programs in the country, we are proud of our accomplishments and continued success. We graduate approximately 600 undergraduate students each spring, many of whom have received meaningful scholarships that have allowed them to focus on education and complete their degrees without significant financial burden. Most of our world-class master’s and doctoral students receive fellowship support that enables them to teach and mentor undergraduates and engage in innovative research that advances communication scholarship on a global scale. Many of our classrooms and facilities in the Languages and Communication Building are equipped with cutting-edge technology that elevates our ability to instruct and engage students in ways that prepare them for lucrative and fulfilling careers.
All of this and more is possible because of the generosity of donors. The Department of Communication is supported by alumni, friends, and the local community through annual giving, planned gifts, and grants and awards from corporations and foundations. We are sincerely grateful for the generosity of our donors!
As the cost of tuition and housing increases, technology advances, and the needs of our student population evolve, we hope to meet these needs through continued donor support. Our current funding priorities include graduate student travel and fellowship support, as this is an ongoing need and donations make an immediate impact on our department and students. We are also seeking support for first-generation students and those from underserved populations, particularly through the creation of a scholarship bridge program for students transferring from Salt Lake Community College.
When you give to the Department of Communication, you further the cause of higher education and assure the University of Utah's status of scholastic excellence. Your choice to support this institution – at whatever level you choose – is truly appreciated. Every gift counts. Your gift allows the Department of Communication to fund programs, scholarships, fellowships, and research.
Our Development Office can help you identify gift opportunities that most closely match your interests and answer any questions you have about giving. For more information, please contact our Development Officer, Jill Lamping, at (801) 585-5781 or Jill.Lamping@utah.edu.
If you prefer to mail a check, please make it out to the Communication Department and mail to:
P.O. Box 58006
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
We truly appreciate every contribution. Thank you for your support of this department!
―Department of Communication Chair Team
Head of Development
To honor our longtime Development Director, Robert K. Avery, who retired in 2015, we are continuously accepting gifts to the Robert K. Avery Endowed Scholarship Fund in Communication. You can give to this fund here.