Student organizations and individuals pursuing scholarship activities to benefit the College of Communication and Information Sciences are encouraged to submit an application for funding. Funding request are reviewed three times each semester by the Student Executive Council and awards are limited to $500 per student organization or individual each semester.
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The Ad Team works to develop a successful campaign for the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition. Each year the team creates a fully integrated communication campaign for a nationally designated client. The students compete at the district level presenting the campaign to a panel of professional judges. Members are selected during a competitive application process each fall and generally accepts only juniors and seniors.
Alabama Forensic Council
The Alabama Forensic Council, the competitive speech and debate program at the University of Alabama, aims to promote intellectual discovery, enable professional development, strengthen and utilize one’s unique voice, construct democratic messages, engage in interpersonal and rhetorical exploration, and foster community. Student members of the council participate in the University’s forensics program & attend both regional and national intercollegiate forensic competition.
American Copy Editors Association
ACES involves students interested in careers in copy editing for a variety of media, including newspapers, magazines, broadcasting, newsletters, books and more. The chapter is affiliated with the national ACES and was the first ACES student chapter in the country.
Dr. Wilson Lowrey
Capstone Association of Black Journalists
Capstone Association of Black Journalists is a local chapter affiliated with a national organization that serves as an interest group and pipeline for information on careers, jobs, internships, scholarships and other opportunities for all majors in the College with special emphasis on the needs of minority students.
Capstone Agency is a student-run integrated communications firm serving clients both on and off campus with award-winning work. Students research, plan and execute communications campaigns based on the client’s needs. Students’ applications for membership in the agency are accepted at the beginning of each semester. Underclassmen are encouraged to apply.
Capstone Advertising Federation
The Advertising Federation has a close relationship with area ad clubs and is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation. Members must have had at least one advertising course, be in good academic standing and be interested in advertising as a career.
Delta Sigma Rho/Tau Kappa Alpha
Delta Sigma Rho/Tau Kappa Alpha is a national honorary for individuals who have excelled in forensics and who have established distinguished academic records. Students are selected on the basis of their academic record and accomplishment in debate or individual speaking events.
Dr. Beth Bennett
International Communication Club
The International Communication Club brings domestic and international students together to discuss issues in journalism, public relations, advertising and broadcast media around the world.
Dr. Scott Parrott
Kappa Tau Alpha
Kappa Tau Alpha is the national journalism and mass communication honor society. Invitations are issued to juniors, seniors and graduate students in advertising, creative media, news media and public relations who rank in the top ten percent of their class.
Dr. Karla Gower
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the national communication studies honor society. Invitations are issued to juniors and seniors in communication studies who rank in the top ten percent of their class.
Dr. Beth Bennett
Public Relations Council of Alabama
This organization gives public relations students an inside look into public relations as a career and as a field of study. The organization has both state and national counterparts.
Public Relations Student Society of America
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a nationally recognized organization whose mission is to serve members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities; and to serve the public relations profession by helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals. The University of Alabama PRSSA Chapter offers scholarships, internships, networking with professionals, resume building opportunities, mentorship programs, committee involvement, National Conferences, regional activities and other professional development opportunities. Membership is open to students at any level, but freshmen are especially encouraged to get involved.
Radio and Television Digital News Association
Radio and Television News Directors Association is a nationally affiliated organization designed to increase students’ awareness of and interest in the field of broadcast news.
Dr. Chandra Clark
Society for News Design
Society for News Design involves students interested in careers in the visual aspects of journalism and mass communication, including photography, graphics, design and advertising. The chapter is affiliated with the national SND.
Dr. Kim Bissell
Society of Professional Journalists
Society of Professional Journalists is open to students interested in learning about all areas of professional journalism regardless of the medium. While most members are journalism or broadcast journalism majors, SPJ is open to all majors, including A&S majors. This national organization works to promote journalism ethics, professionalism, FOI and diversity.
Dr. Chris Roberts
and Dr. Brett Sherrick
WVUA 90.7 the Capstone is the radio station for The University of Alabama community. The Capstone plays a wide variety of rock and roll music with times set aside for more specialized music, such as jazz or blues. Disc jockeys and managers are students. The station also provides news, sports, weather, and talk shows.
Established in 2001, WVUA-TV’s broadcast news internship program is one of the nation’s largest, serving more than 200 students every year. The program has an outstanding record of success, with 100% of interns who reach an advanced level garnering a job offer in the television news industry upon graduation.