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Your donation helps fund student scholarships and innovative programming. Share our vision and make a donation online today!

Being in the front rank of Communication Departments nationwide means that we are competing with the very finest departments in the country for faculty and graduate students while teaching vast numbers of undergraduates. We have a vision of a creative and exciting department that is focused on the changing communication environment of the 21st century. If you share this vision and would like to support the department, we offer some easy ways for you to contribute to specific funds below.

If you have a specific goal for your support that you do not see below, please contact the department head, Chris Segrin ( 

Your support is critical to maintaining our reputation and preserving the value of our graduates’ credentials, and we appreciate even the smallest of donations to our mission.

Donate to the Communication Department

The Communication Department Funds supports department activities including graduate and faculty recruitment, specialized research and equipment needs, and other emerging needs. You may elect to donate to the department's general fund, or any of the following funds:

  • David A. Williams Scholarship - for undergraduate students
  • Chris Segrin Dissertation Fund – for graduate students working on their dissertation
  • Kory Floyd Fellowship in Interpersonal Communication – for graduate students studying interpersonal communication
  • Ed Donnerstein Media Research Scholarship – for graduate students studying mass media communication

To support one of these funds, follow the link below and select "Other - Please Specify" from the drop down list titled, "I would like to support." Please list which fund you would like to support in the Additional Information section.

donate to The communication department