THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS!
Today, I invite you to become a part of the next chapter in the School of Communication’s (SOC) history. In just a few short months, the doors of AU’s iconic McKinley Building will re-open to welcome SOC students, faculty and staff to their new home!
This new home will play a pivotal role in shaping the memories and educational experiences of SOC students. It will influence how students grow into their professional careers, and it will set them on the path of defining the future of communication. SOC’s new home will contribute to everlasting mentorships and friendships, and it will spark a new level of creative energy within the School and the University. This building also provides an opportunity to showcase the expertise and professional work of dedicated faculty and staff in a technologically adaptable space - one that will lead the way in attracting and retaining the best students, faculty and staff for years to come.
While the excitement on the AU campus is palpable, the completion of this effort is not possible without the generous support of AU alumni, students, parents, and friends like you. SOC alumna Lyanne Lindo Wassermann recently described the importance of this project in the following way:
“Fueled by my sense of accomplishment at AU, I took my newly learned skills into a world that recognized the importance of strategic communication and public relations. I have chosen to name a Public Communication Faculty office on the second floor of SOC’s new home, and I am sharing this form of ‘giving back’ with you in the hope that you will join me as a partner in this effort. Just as we left our mark on campus as students, we can leave our mark today for future students of communication studies.”
— Lyanne Lindo Wassermann
Construction on this project continues at a rapid pace, and the need for continued philanthropic support has never been greater. As we count down the days to the opening of SOC’s new home, many naming opportunities remain, including benches, theater seats, and technology stations. Most naming opportunities can be tailored to fit your personal interests and reflect your memories of AU. We invite you to learn more about how you, too, can support this effort. With your help, the best days for SOC are yet to come. Please consider leaving your mark today.
With sincere gratitude,