Making a Difference

Making a Difference2023-04-25T14:23:31-04:00

Donors from varied backgrounds have made big differences for students and faculty in the School of Communication. The SoC has been the beneficiary of support from alumni, parents and other friends of the school. Through gifts that support student scholarships or internships, provided support for distinguished faculty and research, or built some of the finest collegiate communication facilities in the country, donors have left an immeasurable impact on our school, its students and faculty. Read below to learn some examples of how generous donors supported the SoC.

Gift Honors Steven Sotloff’s Legacy

Steven Joel Sotloff was a devoted journalist, whose passion for his craft took him to faraway places to cover important stories and dangerous conflicts. In September of 2014, he lost his life at the hands of ISIS militants after being kidnapped. “He took it as [...]

September 28, 2015|Tags: |

Four Decades of Giving: A Model Alumna’s Unwavering Support of the U

Twenty-three years after graduating the University of Miami, the ties that drew School of Communication alumna, Jeanne Wolf A.B. ’61, to her alma mater ran deep. That spring of 1984, she established the Jeanne Wolf Scholarship Fund — an award to help make a UM [...]

August 22, 2015|Tags: |

Media Management Expert Feels the Thrill of Changing Times, and Helping Others

Professor Michel Dupagne, Ph.D., recognizes the importance of scholarships in helping talented students in the School of Communication achieve their dreams. In 2005, he and his brother Alain established the Lucy Chatelain Endowed Communication Scholarship in memory of their mother. “I believe that providing scholarships [...]

April 6, 2015|Tags: |

Grant Funds New Educational Resource on Ocean Health

The University of Miami’s Department of Cinema and Interactive Media at the School of Communication has received a two-year grant of over $405,000 from the Friends of Stark Parks in conjunction with the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation. The funding will go towards the creation of [...]

January 12, 2015|Tags: |

Alumnus’ Gift to Launch Speaker Series on the First Amendment

James Hoffman, A.B. ’80, has made a $50,000 pledge that will create the James Hoffman Family Endowed Speaker Series in the School of Communication at the University of Miami. The gift will be used to fund an annual lecture on the First Amendment to the [...]

November 17, 2014|Tags: |

Filmmaker’s Talents Shine on the Silver Screen and on the University

Through his award-winning documentaries, outreach to local non-profits, and wide-ranging teaching activities, Professor Edmund Talavera strives to make the world a better place. As chair of the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media in the School of Communication, Talavera enjoys creating promotional videos for the [...]

October 9, 2014|Tags: |