Communication Studies


Communication Studies

“…I developed a host of competencies”

Jaclyn Hugg, Class of 2005

Jaclyn Hugg

Hometown: Marion, Iowa
Majors: Leadership Communication (now Communication Studies) and Spanish
Graduate School: San Diego State University, Master of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership, Student Affairs
Place of Employment: DePaul University in Chicago
Title: Assistant Director of Advising, College of Computing & Digital Media

"'Education for Service' has remained with me long after I earned my degree. My undergraduate education and co-curricular experiences provided a strong, interdisciplinary foundation from which I developed a host of competencies that I have utilized often in my work advising and mentoring college students. I will be forever grateful to the BVU faculty and staff that invested in me and helped prepare me for the next steps in my academic and professional career."

“…academic rigor combined with the strong theoretical foundation”

Sarah E. Wilder, Ph.D., Class of 2005

Sarah E. Wilder

Hometown: Cedar City, Utah
Major: Leadership Communication
Graduate School: Illinois State University, Master of Science in Communication Studies; the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies
Place of Employment: Luther College in Decorah, Iowa
Title: Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

"I’m fortunate to have begun my academic career in communication studies at BVU. The academic rigor combined with the strong theoretical foundation I received from the communication studies faculty prepared me to do well in my graduate programs, and ultimately my career. Additionally central to my success is the mentoring I’ve received. From making decisions about graduate programs to navigating work-life concerns, the same professors who guided me over 10 years ago when beginning my undergraduate work continue to provide advice and guidance to this day."