Association of Communication Graduate Students (ACGS)

The purposes of the Association of Communication Graduate Students organization are:

  • to enhance communication among Communication graduate students and between students and faculty and to provide a social arena for that purpose;
  • to provide community service to students and the public;
  • to promote the professional development of graduate students by aiding them in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to function as professionals in teaching, scholarship, and related professions;
  • to aggressively pursue opportunities to advance the professional and political position of Communication graduate students.

2017-2018 Officers

President: Megan K. Schraedley
Vice President: Joel Lansing Reed
Secretary: Tucker Robinson
LPE Advisers: Jackie Brandhorst & Haejung Shin
ICOM Advisers: Joel Lansing Reed and Lauren Johnsen
GPC Representative: Josh Bramlett
GSA Representative: Tyler Sorg
CGW Representative: Rory Doehring


Awards - 2017

Advisor of the Year: Haley Horstman
Teacher of the Year: Astrid Villamil
Frank and Lila Gilman Memorial Fellowship: Calvin Coker
Loren Reid Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award: Mary Sorenson & Leslie Nelson
Graduate Research Award: Molly Greenwod
Outstanding Graduate Service: Grace Choi
Superior Award: Jessica Rick


Awards - 2016

Advisor of the Year:  Colleen Colaner
Teacher of the Year:  Rebecca Meisenbach
Frank and Lila Gilman Memorial Fellowship: Josh Bolton
Loren Reid Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award: Jessica Rick & Phillip Tschirhart
Graduate Research Award: Lexie Hays
Outstanding Graduate Service: Cristin Compton
Superior Award: Cristin Compton


Awards - 2015

Advisor of the Year: Lissa Behm- Morawitz
Teacher of the Year: Debbie Dougherty
Frank and Lila Gilman Memorial Fellowship: Philip Tshirhart
Loren Reid Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award: Jenny Lewallen & Lexie Hays
Graduate Research Award: Dani Halliwell & Brandon Miller
Outstanding Graduate Service: Dani Halliwell
Superior Award: Dani Halliwell