Alumni & Giving

Making a Difference, For Life

Whether you graduated from CSU with a degree in Communication Studies, Speech Communication, Speech and Theatre Arts, or Speech Arts, we value the time, energy and commitment you gave to earn your degree.

Now that you’re out in the world doing amazing things, your professional journeys, personal pursuits, and life stories not only evidence the diversity and value of a degree in communication studies, they make us proud.

How You Make a Difference

We promised that you can do anything you want with a degree in communication studies. And you did.


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Jennifer Hast


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Diane Christman


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Clarence Sanon


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Linda Shapley

Connect with Current Students

Your stories and experiences inspire our current students to make the most of their time at CSU, develop their unique passions, and envision a future of limitless opportunity.

We have several opportunities for connecting you to our current students, such as participating on a senior capstone alumni panel, hosting an informational interview, talking with first generation students, or coordinating an internship.

We welcome your involvement.

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Connect with Us

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Connect with the Department of Communication Studies on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

See the latest research updates, publications, awards and engagement activities from Department of Communication Studies faculty and students.

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Receive the latest news on festival events, including year-round screenings, virtual happenings, and the spring festival.

Check out our College SOURCE website for news about our community, research, and events.

Strengthen your connection to CSU and connect with other alumni.

Give Today

Transform the life of a student. Honor a teacher. Support the future of our programs.

When you make a gift to a Department of Communication Studies scholarship or program fund, you not only make an investment in the future, you honor the faculty and students who came before you.

The Impact of Giving

Program Funds that Support Community Engagement and Program Enrichment

ACT Human Rights Film Festival

This fund supports the ACT Human Rights Film Festival, the only university-produced, international film festival in the Rocky Mountain West that is dedicated to human rights issues—put on by the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Liberal Arts.

Center for Public Deliberation
Communication Studies Endowment
G. Jack Gravlee Endowment

Scholarships that Support Undergraduate Students Beyond their First Year of Study

Ann M. Gill Scholarship

This scholarship was created by a gift from Ann Gill, alumna, long-time faculty member, and Department Chair from 1990 to 2001. The Gill Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate major who has completed at least 60 credits at Colorado State, demonstrated creativity, initiative, and concern for human rights and equality.

Denny Phillips Scholarship
Frank B. Davis & Sue Davis Pendell Education Abroad Scholarship
Mallory Sauer Communication Studies Scholarship

Additional Giving Options

Generosity comes in many forms. There are many unique ways you can make a gift to the Department of Communication Studies and the College of Liberal Arts. Explore your options and contact the development team to design a gift plan just for you.