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SIU Communications Studies Student Giving Thank You

Thank you so much for visiting the School of Communication Studies giving page. The generosity of our donors helps provide student scholarships, brings guest speakers to campus, supports student and faculty research, and provides necessary funds so the school can fulfill its mission. We deeply appreciate the contributions of alumni and friends.

Your gift supports important aspects of our mission. Your generosity prepares our students for careers in business, government, industry, the arts, management, education, and other areas. With your contributions, we can help our students gain the excellent communication skills they need to be successful in their lives and careers.

We are currently featuring a number of funds that support a variety of student initiatives.

SIU Communication Studies Group Photo

The Communication Studies Activities Fund is the most flexible fund we have. This fund directly contributes to alumni events, professional development for faculty and students, much needed software for students to develop their professional profiles and resumes, career preparation activities, guest speakers, and more.

SIU Communication Studies Scholarship Fund Bryan K. Crow

The Communication Studies Scholarship Fund is an umbrella fund that supports a variety of scholarships. Currently, this fund allows us to award the Bryan K. Crow Memorial Scholarship, given to one undergraduate and one graduate student each year, in honor of cherished faculty member Dr. Bryan Crow.

SIU Communication Studies Marion Kleinau National Scripting Award - Marion Kleinau in front of Calipre Office

The Marion Kleinau Achievement Award is intended to honor a performance studies student who has reached a level of activity, in one form or another, that reflects exceptional achievement during the school year, or more than one year..

SIU Communications Studies Public Relations Program Fund - Group Photo

The Public Relations Program Fund supports students in our Public Relations program. Funds are used to offset travel expenses for students to attend public relations conferences, pay for membership into the Public Relations Society of America, bring guest speakers to campus, arrange visits to PR firms in the surrounding areas, and facilitate other professional development opportunities.

SIU Communication Studies Daughton/Stucky Scholarship - Suzanne Daughton and Nathan Stucky

The Daughton/Stucky Scholarship is our newest fund, established by bequest from Professor Emeritus Nathan Stucky, in loving memory of Associate Professor Emeritus Suzanne M. Daughton. The Daughton/Stucky Scholarship is awarded to any graduate student in Communication Studies, upon successful completion of each graduate milestone, including defense of masters thesis or research report, passing of doctoral preliminary exams, defense of dissertation prospectus, and defense of dissertation.

SIU Society for Civil Discourse

The Society for Civil Discourse fund supports the Student Speakers Forum, held every semester since 2002. This event showcases student speeches on a given topic, based on auditions. Selected students receive a scholarship for their participation. Throughout the Forum process, student speakers increase and develop their self-confidence, improve their oral communication skills, enhance their critical listening and critical thinking skills, develop their ability to respond to oral arguments, and develop their organizational, public speaking, leadership, teamwork, and management skills. The event is free and open to the public.


To make a gift, please select the fund you would like to support, complete the information below, and click "Give Securely." You will encounter a series of secure pop-up windows asking for personal and payment information. Thank you again for your generosity!