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Lilly Trimble and friends

October 2021

Friends Give Back; Students Return to Campus; The Department of Communication has a New Name; Congratulations Dr. Graves-Rack; FOC Mentorship Program Still Needs Mentors; How a Mentor Helped Me: A Student Perspective

Communication Leadership 2021

September 2021

New School Year, New Executive Board; Welcome New Department of Communication Leadership; FOC Currently Seeking Mentors for Mentorship Program; Communication Faculty Profile: Communication Graduate Director Dr. Omotayo Banjo; My Thank You Letter to the Department of Communication

Emily Fernback and Jenna Rice

May 2021

Congrats to our Graduates! FOC Recruiting for 2021-2022; Thank You Friends of Communication Interns!; Communication Graduates: Welcome to the Alumni Family!; Being a Student Leader During Quarantine

Tom and Chris Carleton

April 2021

Spring is Here; UC Day of Giving is April 15; Why We Give: Lisa H. Newman Scholarship Founders Tom and Chris Carleton; Dr. Depoe Reflects on 10 Years as Communication Department Head; Q & A With UC’s Excellence in Teaching award and Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient Mariam Elgefy; Workplace Communication During COVID and Remote Work

Jenna Rice

March 2021

Being a Senior During COVID-19; Are You an Alumni Who Graduated During the Recession?; Alumni Video Campaign: Advice to UC Commmunication Bearcats

Dr. Suzanne Boys

February 2021

Getting Back to Normal One Step at a Time; Communication Professor Dr. Suzanne Boys Completes APR; Communications and Public Relations Virtual Internship Fair March 4

Professor John Lynch

January 2021

New Year, New Opportunities; Professor John Lynch Awarded Taft Center Fellowship; Join FOC for Cincinnati Trivia Night!; December Communication Graduates At-A-Glance; Alumni Spotlight: Featuring You!

December 2020

Note from President; Graduating during a pandemic; Staying connected during COVID; Mentees needed for FOC Mentorship Program; Watch our latest FOC workshop recording

Giving Tuesday

November 2020

Giving Tuesday, Depoe Stepping Down as Head of Department of Communication, Social Media Survey, FOC Workshop Recap

October 2020 Newsletter

Welcome Dr. Abel Gustafson! FOC Spotlight of the Month: Dr. Ron Jackson; FOC Workshop: Updating Your Professional Resume; FOC LinkedIn Page Has Moved!

2020 board

September 2020

2020 New Board, Mentorships Application Open, Dr. Suzanne Boys Takes on Assistant Department Head Role, Public Relations is now a Major! COVID Protocols

Bearcats Car

April 2020

Our communities need assistance now more than ever. Please consider helping our UC family by donating to the Emergency Relief Fund. Any and all support goes a long way.

Crisis Communication Workshop

December 2019

In 2017, an unfortunate accident occurred during the opening of the Ohio State Fair and Alicia Shoults, Marketing & PR Director at the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair had to go into action. We will hear from her steps she took to handled the situation and how it has helped her prepare for the future.

Graduation Celebration

April 2019

Join us as we congratulate the newest communication graduates on launching their professional careers and welcome them as alumni, with light appetizers and champagne toast!

UC Day of Giving

March 2019

UC's annual Day of Giving is quickly approaching. The Department of Communication has six scholarships to choose from when making donations.

February 2019

Our goal for the new website is to give Communication alumni the ability to connect with vital information in one place. From blog posts written by alumni for alumni, to networking and professional development opportunities, and much more.

January 2019

As we begin a new year, Friends of Communication is excited to announce that we have been collaborating to create more opportunities for our alumni, and better user experiences, which include a new website launch in February and new branding!

Happy Holidays!

December 2018

Sending warm wishes for a great holiday season and happy new year! Stay tuned in the new year for some major changes with Friends of Communication online. We know you'll love it!

Mentorship Program Kickoff Review

November 2018

We had a great time at our Mentorship Kickoff event at the end of October! We are looking forward to another great year of making connections between our alumni and current communication students.

Communication Alumna Wins A&S Outstanding Young Alumni Award

October 2018

We are happy to announce that Sarah Curry Rathel (Comm BA '05) has been chosen for the A&S Outstanding Young Alumni Award.