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 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), National Broadcasting Society (NBS), Broadcast Education Association (BEA), etc.
  • Actively engage in a communication student organization such as The Signpost, WSU News, KWCR radio station, the Forensics team, 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

Marilyn Diamond
Honors Advisor
801-626-7336
mdiamond@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

  • 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