Department of Communication

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Department of Communication


We focus on communication processes and their effects on individuals and organizations. The Department of Communication studies how we create, distribute, and interpret messages through media systems, while gaining hands-on experience in crafting and publishing persuasive messages.


Will Stewart in Lane Stadium

A Boost to the Sports Media Program

As a boy growing up in Charlottesville, Virginia, Will Stewart could never have imagined rooting against his hometown’s collegiate teams. Once he reached his teen years, though, whenever the Cavaliers battled the Hokies, the colors he bled were maroon and orange.

The founder of, a website devoted to Virginia Tech athletics, Stewart is once again rooting for the university, but this time for its winning academics.

Through Tech Sideline, Stewart has pledged $100,000 over the next five years to create an endowed scholarship in the Virginia Tech Department of Communication. The scholarship will support students in the department’s sports media and analytics program. View more Communication stories.

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