Communication Studies

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Dreams.  Aspirations.  Goals.  We all have them and we all hope that we can find the right partners, collaborators, mentors and supporters to help make them a reality.  Our department has the same challenge and we are so thankful that you are willing to partner with us to help us in our mission.  Some of the many ways you can help are highlighted below. Regardless of which options you choose, know that your investment will be worth it and will make a direct impact on the quality of our department to enhance our students’ learning experience.  Thank you! 


Unrestricted Annual Support

Gifts of any amount that can come directly to the Communication Studies Department provide the greatest flexibility to:

  • purchase equipment for applied learning opportunitiesgive
  • help students present their research at conferences
  • help students create events for non-profit organizations 
  • support student organizations 

“Your donations help make my UNCW experience so amazing. Thank you for taking the time to give back to UNCW and make it a better place for me and other Seahawks.” ~Sara Gurkin, Communication Studies, Class of 2014


We have several endowed scholarships for our students.  We also have an endowment to help bring great speakers to campus.  The larger the endowment grows, the larger the scholarship can be.  We’d also cherish the opportunity to build new endowments for additional scholarships.  We have over 500 majors and that means lots of students could use your help.  Of particular need are travel scholarships to assist with international experiences that can be life changing. For more information on establishing an endowed fund please contact: 
Aron Johnson, Director of Development for Major Gifts Photo
(910) 962-3792,

Other Ways to Support COM 

Please feel free to consider partnering through gifts in kind, letting us know if you would like to be a mentor to our students, submitting your profile for our alumni spotlight, providing gifts or sponsorship for our fund raising raffles and events, etc.  We can find a way to connect your interests with our needs, contact us!

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“When I graduated from UNCW in 1994 I made a promise to myself that if I always had a job in the major that I studied, then I would always donate. So far I have. I love UNCW and will always continue to support this wonderful school. My husband graduated from there and is a big supporter as well. We want our daughter to be a Seahawk one day too."
~Shannon Cruz, Communication Studies, Class of 1994, Account Executive WFMY TV2 


Thank You for Your Support!