The College of Mass Communications and Information Studies is growing — in numbers,
scope and ambition. We want to do more, and we can with your help. Consider the opportunities
you can create with your gifts to the college. Here are a few that are important to
us. Let us know what is important to you.
Areas to Support
Augusta Baker Chair
The Augusta Baker Chair, held by Dr. Michelle Martin, conducts research on literacy
and oversees outreach programs for the literacy community throughout the state, including
public and school libraries and community-based literacy programs.
Cocky's Reading Express
Cocky and his volunteers travel to South Carolina elementary schools to inspire children
to become reader leaders in their homes by reading to family and friends. They read
and act out Cocky's favorite books and give each child a book to take home.
A donation of $1,000 or more to the Dean's Circle qualifies donors for membership
and allows Dean Bierbauer to meet immediate needs of the college, such as scholarships,
bringing speakers to campus, support student competition teams and more. In return,
members are invited to unique events throughout the year.
New Journalism School Building
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications is moving back to the heart of campus
in 2015. Construction began in January 2014 to renovate the School of Public Health,
and the J-school is slated to move in summer 2015. The contributions from our alumni
and friends are part of these important efforts.
Scholarships and Fellowships
We always value your assistance to directly aid the people at the core of the college.
Major projects do not diminish the need to provide undergraduates with scholarships,
graduates with fellowships and faculty with growth opportunities. Such funds can be
targeted to particular interests or provided so we can gauge the most immediate needs.
Make Your Promise
Learn more about Carolina's Promise and how to contribute to the College of Mass Communications
and Information Studies by visiting our giving page.