Department of Communication and Journalism is currently seeking
individual, corporate and endowment donations that support the
Facilities and Capital Improvements
C&J building was extensively renovated at a cost of $5.8 million
in the summer of 2007. Designed by the famous Southwest architect
John Gaw Meem, the exterior of the 57-year-old building is an
attractive anchor of the university's southern entrance. However,
the exterior had become dilapidated and much of its interior space
was not available for C&J use. The university approved plans
for a major interior renovation that provided more efficient use
of space, additional classrooms, a second computer lab, and replacement
of the building's plumbing, heating, electrical, cooling and digital
There is a great need for donors to come to the aid of the department
to ensure that this renovation will be be of lasting benefit.
Opportunities are available for classrooms, computer laboratories
and even the entire building to be named in honor of donors. Please
contact us if you are interested.
We'll always need your support to be able to afford to continue
giving our students the best technological resources. For more
information on how you can help, please contact the department's
Most of the department's approximately 625 students rely on scholarship
monies to work toward their B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. This
support is especially critical in New Mexico, where the cost of
a university education is often beyond the reach of many families
and students. You can help ensure the education of a needy student,
and therefore the future of all of us, by providing a named scholarship
or by donating to our general scholarship fund. For more information
on how you can help, please contact the department's chair,
For a sampling of some of our many existing scholarships, please
visit our department's scholarship page.
The Communication and Journalism faculty is consistently recognized
nationally for excellence in teaching, publication and service.
However, the salaries are well below national averages for our
peer institutions, which is often a great challenge in attracting
and keeping faculty at the university. The department relies on
the generosity of donors to support academic research and travel.
For more information on how you can help, please contact the department's
You can get acquainted with our current faculty and their many
projects and interests by visiting the department's faculty page.
Student Research and Travel
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It will come as no surprise that our M.A. and Ph.D. students
in communication are always in needs of financial assistance.
If you are one of our many graduate alums, you can remember your
own days of scrambling for the next scholarship, grant or fellowship
so that you could continue your research the travel needed to
complete it. You can help our current grad students by donating
directly to a scholarship set up to honor the memory of the late
Professor Everett M. Rogers. The scholarship, known as the "Everett
M. Rogers Memorial Scholarship," will be awarded to graduate
students for such things as travel to conferences, tuition and
research funding. For more information about this scholarship
and how you can donate to it, please link to the C&J
This fund is to help underwrite the costs of workshops and programs
associated with the business and academic communities.