Communication Studies

COM Alumni & Friends

photoAs you may have noticed during your time as a COM major, alumni play a very important role in our degree program. COM alumni help keep us strong and make our program even better. We don't just need recent graduates to dig in and help, we need folks who have been out in the marketplace building careers for a long time and engaged in everything from graduate school to home-based businesses and all points in between. Alum who can come back and guest lecture, be a part of Project Protégé, offer to be an internship supervisor, be available for mock interviews-or real ones, can greatly enrich our program in ways that we as faculty simply cannot do.

Alumni Spotlight

Caroline Merrill

Caroline Merrill is now in the COM Alumni Spotlight. View her accomplishments by following this link; COM Alumni Spotlight

Do you think you're awesome? Do you have something to prove? Or do you just want to share? Nominate yourself for our COM Alumni Spotlight, get a little praise on our site and a cool gift from our department! Follow this link for more information; Nominate

Get Your COM Department Freaker!


Here's the scoop about our new fundraiser. Our custom designed COM Freaker (as seen on ABC's Shark Tank) features our department brand and school colors. Show off your COM pride by getting one today! COM Freakers are available for a $10 contribution to the COM department. Pick one up in person in the COM main office (Leutze 226) or if you want one shipped to you, add $4 for shipping and handling (per order, not per Freaker). Payment accepted in cash or check made out to UNCW COM Studies. Mail checks and your shipping address to UNCW COM Studies, ATTN: Meghan Larson, 671 Racine Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403-5933. We appreciate your support!

Keep in Touch and We Will Too

Believe it or not, we want to hear from you! Faculty-student relationships are very important to us and we want to know how you are doing. We would also like the ability to invite you back for some of our events, not only student events but other opportunities for you to network with your peers. Update your contact information with the Alumni Office, email your contact information to or join our Facebook group, UNCW Communication Studies Grads & Friends (please log in to Facebook before clicking this link). You should also check out our Alumni Chapter, COM Alumni Chapter and nominate yourself for our Alumni Spotlight!

Don't forget to check out our COM Newsletter, get up to date information about everything that's going on in the COM Department!

we are uncw

Beau Gunn and Anna Kooiman, your fellow COM Alumni, have been featured on the university's new We Are UNCW page! Check it out here, We Are UNCW.

Also, your fellow COM Alumnus Zach Schabot, has been named Seahawk of the Week by the UNCW Alumni Association! Check it out, Seahawk of the Week.