Augusta University Department of Communication

Augusta University Department of Communication The Department of Communication at Augusta provides a broad education and a B.A. degree. Join us!
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Welcome! The Department of Communication at Augusta University provides undergraduate courses and a B.A. degree program. The Communication major offers students strong foundations for careers in Journalism, Public Relations, Television and Cinema, Theatre, and Communication Studies—any field in which ethical and effective practices in writing, speaking, performing, digital production, and critical thinking are desired.

Kim Vickers, who graduated from Augusta University with a degree in communication two weeks back, works as a reporter fo...
06/09/2020

Kim Vickers, who graduated from Augusta University with a degree in communication two weeks back, works as a reporter for WJBF TV in Augusta. Here she is covering a recent protest in downtown Augusta. (photo by Dylan Wilson)

The following students officially earned their Bachelor of Artsdegrees in Communication today in Augusta University's vi...
05/30/2020

The following students officially earned their Bachelor of Arts
degrees in Communication today in Augusta University's virtual commencement: Jeremiah Griffin (bottom) and Edgar Miles (top) were both Summa Cum Laude; Loey Hudson was Magna Cum Laude; and Ally Williams was Cum Laude. Also graduating were: Tyler Beatty, Nic Jones, Erin Burditt, Leah Croft, Cheniqua Dickens, Caleb Miller, Mary William Showman, Kim Vickers and Jacob White. Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors. Way to go! (Top photo by Todd Bennett; bottom photo courtesy of Jeremiah Griffin)

Our Phoenix 2020-21 Assistant Editor in Chief is Madeline Burgin!“I’m Madeline Burgin, a Senior Communication major. I'v...
05/15/2020

Our Phoenix 2020-21 Assistant Editor in Chief is Madeline Burgin!

“I’m Madeline Burgin, a Senior Communication major. I've been working with The Phoenix for a year and I am also the president of the Canterbury Club. In my free time, I write poetry, paint, and dream up movie ideas.”

Our Phoenix 2020-21 Editor in Chief is Lauren Ramos (right)! “I am Lauren Ramos. I’m a soon-to-be-senior Communication M...
05/15/2020

Our Phoenix 2020-21 Editor in Chief is Lauren Ramos (right)!

“I am Lauren Ramos. I’m a soon-to-be-senior Communication Major. I enjoy theatre and am working towards a theatre certificate! I also enjoy reading and writing. A fun fact about me is that I have two pet snails.“

Jeremiah Griffin has been a joy to be associated with these last few years. He is graduating summa cm laude as a commun...
05/13/2020

Jeremiah Griffin has been a joy to be associated with these last few years. He is graduating summa cm laude as a communication major at Augusta University. Congratulations and good luck, Jeremiah.

Edgar Miles is one of 14 graduating seniors from the Department of Communication at Augusta University in Spring 2020. E...
05/11/2020

Edgar Miles is one of 14 graduating seniors from the Department of Communication at Augusta University in Spring 2020. Edgar also majored in Art. Congratulations, Edgar!

05/09/2020

Following are the Communication graduates for Spring 2020:

Tyler Beatty
Nicolle Jones
Erin Burditt
Leah Croft
Cheniqua Dickens
Jeremiah Griffin (summa cm laude)
Loey Hudson
Edgar Miles
Caleb Miller
Mary Will Showman
Kim Vickers
Jacob White
Allyson Williams

Congratulations to all! We will sorely miss you.

Our 2019-2020 department picks for student awards!
05/09/2020

Our 2019-2020 department picks for student awards!

Mary Will Showman is one of 14 seniors who are graduating from Augusta University with a degree in Communication this sp...
05/08/2020

Mary Will Showman is one of 14 seniors who are graduating from Augusta University with a degree in Communication this spring. Congratulations, Mary Will!

05/07/2020
Lauren Ramos' Profiling Video

Graduating senior Ally Williams profiles Communication junior Lauren Ramos, who did her internship this semester with the College of Education doing public relations work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz9dgomfm1E

Lauren Ramos, a junior at Augusta University majoring in Communication, talks about her public relations internship with the College of Education. (video by ...

Please join us in congratulating the students who were inducted into the communication honor society Lambda Pi Eta today...
05/01/2020

Please join us in congratulating the students who were inducted into the communication honor society Lambda Pi Eta today!

One of the many things we do well in Communication at Augusta University is teaching professional skills. Here Dylan Wil...
04/16/2020

One of the many things we do well in Communication at Augusta University is teaching professional skills. Here Dylan Wilson instructs students on the principles of photojournalism. (photo by David W. Bulla)

Congratulations to Leeroy Francis Jr., 2019 summer graduate of Augusta University. Leeroy, who majored in Communication,...
04/07/2020

Congratulations to Leeroy Francis Jr., 2019 summer graduate of Augusta University. Leeroy, who majored in Communication, has won an SPJ Mark of Excellence Region 3 award for sports writing. This was based on his coverage of AU's amazing comeback win over USC Aiken in the 2019 NCAA Division II men's basketball Southeast Regional--perhaps the greatest rally in school history. Way to go, Leeroy!

While we are all out of Allgood and University halls and teaching entirely online, we have wonderful students who do a l...
04/03/2020

While we are all out of Allgood and University halls and teaching entirely online, we have wonderful students who do a lot of cool things--including remaking our doors. This is what they did to Rachel Balducci's door. (photo by David W. Bulla)

Emily Garcia, a sophomore in Communication, holds up a College Media Association Apple Award that the Phoenix magazine w...
03/16/2020

Emily Garcia, a sophomore in Communication, holds up a College Media Association Apple Award that the Phoenix magazine won last week in New York at the spring CMA convention. The award was for best magazine cover. Garcia is the editor in chief of the Phoenix.

Comm major Lauren Salsman gives a LogicPro tutorial to students in Prof Balducci’s basic journalism class Thursday after...
03/12/2020

Comm major Lauren Salsman gives a LogicPro tutorial to students in Prof Balducci’s basic journalism class Thursday afternoon. The class is producing a podcast series called Spill the Tea, which will be available on SoundCloud next week. Stay tuned for more information!

Katlyn Tuten, a student in our communication internship course, got her internship professor Amber Routh to participate ...
03/12/2020

Katlyn Tuten, a student in our communication internship course, got her internship professor Amber Routh to participate in their final 5K practice run. Katlyn led a team in the 3 Bridges 5K this past weekend for her internship at Day One Fitness. Day One Fitness helps people fight back against Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. We are so proud of you and your team Katlyn! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

Justin Little (L) and St. Julian Cox (C) received a Georgia Communication Association award for their music video "July"...
03/09/2020

Justin Little (L) and St. Julian Cox (C) received a Georgia Communication Association award for their music video "July" at Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville. Giving the award is Dr. Amanda Respess, a professor at Georgia College and the director of the GCA film festival. (photo by Pam Hayward) Congratulations, gentlemen!

Congratulations to Emily Garcia, a sophomore communication major at Augusta University and the editor in chief of the Ph...
03/06/2020

Congratulations to Emily Garcia, a sophomore communication major at Augusta University and the editor in chief of the Phoenix magazine, who will be working in the student newsroom at the College Media Association conference in New York next week. The six-member newsroom will provide a record of the many events, people and stories at the convention. Way to go, Emily!

Carlos Rodriguez, a freshman and a sports writer for the Augusta University student newspaper The Bell Ringer, won two a...
02/28/2020

Carlos Rodriguez, a freshman and a sports writer for the Augusta University student newspaper The Bell Ringer, won two awards at the Southern Regional Press Institute at Savannah State University last week. Rodriguez took second and third place in the sports writing contest. Rodriguez, a communication major, was awarded for stories on the origins of the Peach Jam basketball tournament and on the 2019 Peach Belt Basketball Tournament that was held at AU last March. Congratulations, Carlos, who is an alumnus of the Warrior Wrap-Up newspaper at Grovetown High School. (photo by David W. Bulla)

Dr. Will Bryant of the Augusta University Department of Communication interviews teacher Kathy Ellis on this the third e...
02/26/2020

Dr. Will Bryant of the Augusta University Department of Communication interviews teacher Kathy Ellis on this the third episode of "Think on This." The producer is Dr. Luis Rocha Antunes:
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Justin Little (L) and St. Julian Cox (C) get their Georgia Communication Association award for their music video "July" ...
02/26/2020

Justin Little (L) and St. Julian Cox (C) get their Georgia Communication Association award for their music video "July" at Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville. Giving the award is Dr. Amanda Respess, a professor at Georgia College and the director of the GCA film festival. (photo by Pam Hayward)

Julie Weeks of Walsworth gives students attending the Augusta Journalism Conference design tips. The conference was held...
02/23/2020

Julie Weeks of Walsworth gives students attending the Augusta Journalism Conference design tips. The conference was held Saturday, Feb. 22, in Allgood Hall on the Summerville campus of Augusta University. (photo by David W. Bulla)

AU Department of Communication will be showing "All the President's Men" at 5:30 p.m. today (Feb. 21) in the TVC Lab (UH...
02/21/2020

AU Department of Communication will be showing "All the President's Men" at 5:30 p.m. today (Feb. 21) in the TVC Lab (UH 183). Popcorn and pizza will be served.

A major league congratulations to Sarah Tychsen, who just graduated from Augusta University with a degree in Communicati...
02/20/2020

A major league congratulations to Sarah Tychsen, who just graduated from Augusta University with a degree in Communication in December. Sarah is now the Director of Communications and Marketing at Dynamic Finishings in Evans. Way go to, Sarah!

Congratulations to Communication alumnus Zack Hill, who took home first place in sports writing at the Georgia College P...
02/18/2020

Congratulations to Communication alumnus Zack Hill, who took home first place in sports writing at the Georgia College Press Association 2019 Better Newspaper Contest. Hill's award was given on Feb. 14 at the University of Georgia. His winning entry was a story about the AU men's cross country team competing in the NCAA Division II nationals in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Dec. 1, 2018. At the time, Zack was a senior writing for the Bell Ringer. Well done, Zack.

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Welcome! The Department of Communication at Augusta University provides undergraduate courses and a B.A. degree program. The Communication major offers students strong foundations for careers in Journalism, Public Relations, Television and Communication Studies—any field in which ethical and effective practices in writing, speaking, performing, digital production, and critical thinking are desired.

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