Reese Phifer


Alumni are key to C&IS's success. That is why we offer several ways for you to stay involved. Whether providing guidance and industry insight, attending alumni events, assisting current students with internships or participating in our alumni awards, our door is always open to you. 



When you give to C&IS, you support our mission of providing excellence in teaching, research and communication and information leadership.

Board of Visitors

Our Board of Visitors is crucial to our college’s development and advancement. Joining the board is one of C&IS’s highest honors, open to leaders and innovators throughout the communication fields.

Capstone Communication Society

Every dollar you give empowers visionary work. By joining CCS, you help students build careers, fund research, meet mentors and equip themselves with the tools they need to make their mark. 

Oakley Society

The Oakley Society is a professional development program that features exclusive opportunities and events that connect students with industry mentors.

Interested in mentoring? Contact Alison Beasley.

Communicator Magazine 

Communicator is the College’s alumni magazine, keeping alumni and supporters informed about C&IS’s programs, services and activities, as well as developments in the fields of communication and information.  

Alumni Awards 

We are committed to recognizing the outstanding achievements of our alumni. The Outstanding Alumni and the Distinguished Professional awards are presented each spring at the College of Communication & Information Sciences during Honors Week, and we accept nominations for them each fall.