The Communications Department instructs and supports students to learn and apply communication skills and theories. We introduce students to the field of communications and to the opportunities for competent communication in personal and professional settings.

By the modeling and practice of communication skills, we promote our students' ability to express themselves clearly, to listen actively, to think critically, to discuss academic material thoughtfully, to present ideas and information effectively and to advocate for themselves competently.


Liza Burns
Communications Department Chair


Department Awards

The Communications Department Award goes to the student who has excelled in the development of communications skills in the context of academic work:  as demonstrated by initiative, progress, attitude, diligence, and achievement of course objectives.

The Dianne Wood Communications Award goes to the student who has not only excelled academically in communications, but who has also gone beyond and applied these skills to transform personally and thereby contributing to the college community as a whole.

Communications Department Activities

The CO Dept. supports student poster sessions, the college radio station (WLMC) and the student newspaper (The Independent).

Radio Awards 2013: visiting DJ from WKNW

From the Radio Production and Programming Course

Video Transcript