Susan Corbin and Lexi Hample at 2012 graduation ceremony

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Announcing the Susan Corbin Graduate Fellowship

After more than 20 years with the Department of Communication Studies in various capacities from graduate student to Graduate Coordinator, Susan Corbin is retiring in May 2013. For 10 years, she was the voice of the department’s graduate program to prospective students, the hand of welcome to the incoming graduate students, the shoulder to lean on for current students, and the hug of promise to graduating students.

In retiring, she wants to continue to help graduate students even after she has left. A Communication Studies Graduate Fellowship would be a fitting legacy. The fellowship will be used primarily for in-state tuition waivers. Following that, the fellowships would be for graduate student research and graduate student travel expenses for conferences and/or research.

Click the "Make a Gift" button below to make a donation, which can be a one-time payments or pledges over time. Susan and her husband have pledged to donate $1,000 per year for 5 years for a total of $5,000. All amounts are welcomed.

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Career Highlights

  • Fall 1990: fell in love with all things communication taking Dr. Mark Knapp’s undergraduate Nonverbal Communication course.
  • Fall 1991: started the MA program, working with Dr. Robert Hopper.
  • Fall 1993: started the PhD program.
  • Fall 1998: completes PhD with Dr. Madeline Maxwell
  • Fall 1998: becomes undergraduate academic advisor.
  • 2001: receives the James W. Vick Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.
  • 2002: becomes the graduate coordinator.
  • 2009: receives the Graduate School's Graduate Coordinator award, becoming one of only two staff members on campus who have won both the undergraduate advising award and graduate coordinator award.