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.

2016-2017 Officers

President: Mary Sorenson
Vice President: Megan Schraedley
Treasurer: Jessica Rick
Secretary: Nettie Brock
LPE Advisors: Lexie Hays & Jackie Brandhorst
iCOM Advisors: Deirdre Zerilli & Joel Reed


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