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Support the Department of Communication Studies

Support the Department of Communication Studies

Communication Studies is one the fastest growing disciplines in the Big Ten. At UNL the Communication Studies undergraduate major has grown because more and more students realize the importance that effective communication has in their lives as the major helps students to "Find Your Voice" and to Advocate, Negotiate and Relate. Our students earn excellent jobs in a variety of fields because employers recognize the value of hiring effective communicators who understand interaction in diverse contexts. In fact, employers consistently cite communication as the most important knowledge and skills their employees need in the 21st century. In addition, our graduate students are earning positions in top universities. We have a group of highly dedicated professors who care about teaching and their students. The faculty is on the cutting edge of research in their respective areas of specialty. A number of our talented professors have received outstanding teaching, research, and service awards.


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Joye Fehringer

Joye Fehringer

College of Arts & Sciences
402-458-1187 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
joye.fehringer@nufoundation.org
Joye has been with the foundation since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is passionate about her job because she enjoys bringing friends and alumni together to help advance the College of Arts and Sciences.
Joanna Nordhues

Joanna Nordhues

College of Arts & Sciences
402-458-1178 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
joanna.nordhues@nufoundation.org
Joanna has been with the foundation since 2005. She has a bachelor's degree of journalism in advertising from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is routinely surrounded by extremely intelligent, kind and generous people who have achieved great success in their lives. She finds these interactions to be a wonderful way to spend her days.
Courtney Spilker

Courtney Spilker

College of Arts and Sciences
direct
800-432-3216 toll free
courtney.spilker@nufoundation.org
Courtney graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with degrees in agronomy and agricultural education. After working in agricultural sales, she joined the University of Nebraska Foundation team in 2019 where her fundraising efforts are focused on UNL’s College of Arts and Sciences.
 

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Donald O. Olson Memorial Fund for Forensics

Donald O. Olson Memorial Fund for Forensics

All gifts directed toward this fund will be used to cover the expenses needed to travel, register students for competition, host tournaments, and purchase supplies.

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Phyllis Japp Student Development Fund

Phyllis Japp Student Development Fund

All funds donated to this fund will go directly to support students with their work, for example, to support student travel to professional meetings or to help with research.

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Department of Communication Studies Fund

Department of Communication Studies Fund

A gift to this fund will be utilized by the department to enhance programming for students, recruit faculty and graduate students, providing special training programs, etc.

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Jack Kay Fund for Speech and Debate

Jack Kay Fund for Speech and Debate

Donations to this fund go to the Jack Kay Fund for Speech and Debate.