Earn Departmental Honors

Add some prestige to your diploma and resume: Earn Departmental Honors in Communication

Benefits of Departmental Honors

  • Be recognized with the Communication Departmental Honors designation on your official transcript and diploma. 
  • Receive a personalized letter signed by the Weber State University president and the university’s Honors director. 
  • Receive invitations to Honors educational and social events and to the Honors Nye-Cortez banquet at the end of the academic year.

To Earn Departmental Honors, You Must:

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a GPA of 3.7 in the major.
  • Complete Comm. 4990 Senior Seminar with a grade of A on both the portfolio and thesis.
  • Present a paper or product in a professional setting such as WSU’s undergraduate research symposium, Utah Communication Association, Western States Communication Association or a regional broadcasting or journalism conference.
  • Attend at least one Honors activity (Issues Forum, Food for Thought, or service or social activity) each year after being accepted into the Honors program. 
  • Complete the application for Departmental Honors and submit it to the Honors Program (third floor of the Stewart Library).
  • Complete the Honors Exit form with Dr. Susan Hafen, Communication Departmental Honors Advisor.
  • Submit the Exit Form to Marilyn Diamond, the Honors advisor, to be cleared for graduation with Departmental Honors.

You are Encouraged to:

  • Join a professional association such as Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Broadcast Education Association (BEA), etc.
  • Actively engage in a Communication student organization such as The Signpost, WSU News, KWCR Wildcat Radio, WSU Debate, Lambda Pi Eta (national undergraduate communication honor society for Communication), etc.

To Apply for Departmental Honors:

  • Complete the application for Departmental Honors and submit it to the Honors Program (third floor of the Stewart Library).
  • Visit with Marilyn Diamond, the Honors advisor, to be cleared for graduation with Departmental Honors.

Contact Information

Megan Moulding
Honors Advisor
801-626-7591
meganmoulding@weber.edu

Susan Hafen, Ph.D.
Communication professor
801-626-8129
shafen@weber.edu

Dan Bedford, Ph.D
Honors director
801-626-7591
dbedford@weber.edu

Graduates with Departmental Honors

  • Dawn Gross: 2020
  • Devon Jennings: 2020
  • Victoria Waltz: 2020
  • Barbara Dille: 2019
  • Cameron Gifford: 2019
  • Noelle Nicole Lee: 2019
  • Jamie Spackman Godfrey: 2019
  • Elizabeth Wharton: 2019
  • Rachel Badali: 2018
  • Benjamin Brandley: 2018
  • Brooke Facer: 2018
  • Kyle Hole: 2018
  • Melanie Jackson: 2018
  • Paula Lopez Alvarado: 2018
  • Aulola Moli: 2018
  • Tawnie Moore: 2018
  • Rachel Parks: 2018
  • Jeff Peterson: 2018
  • Madelaine Tesori: 2018
  • Matthew Havertz: 2017
  • Jennifer Weight: 2017
  • Abigail Payne: 2016
  • Skyler Pyle: 2016
  • Casey Stratton: 2016
  • Jazmine Thompson: 2016
  • Nicole Walker: 2016
  • Courtney Keefer: 2015
  • Andrew Chambers: 2015
  • Stephanie Lloyd: 2015
  • Megan Bruderer: 2014
  • India Nelson: 2014
  • Tiffany Dubbelman: 2014
  • Sarah Dursteler: 2014
  • Militia Earl: 2014
  • Adam Jones: 2014
  • Aundrea Peterson: 2014
  • Amber Price: 2014
  • Andrea Prigmore: 2014
  • Kirsten Stuart: 2014
  • Morgen Weeks: 2012
  • Jared Hyde: 2012
  • Maria Hein: 2011
  • Brett Hein: 2011
  • Kamri West: 2011
  • Brenda Cottrell: 2010
  • Madelyn Jones: 2009