Scripps College of Communication
One of the nation's premier communication programs is growing in Athens, Ohio, thanks to a long-term commitment from the Foundation. In 2006, the Foundation announced a $15 million gift to name the Scripps College of Communication. A new building, expected to be completed in 2013, will bring the Scripps College of Communication's five schools, including the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism together under one roof.
The gift establishes endowments for Scripps Visiting Professionals, fellowships, internships, scholarships and high school programs at the college. Through the Foundation's support, the college is creating a growing curriculum of educational programs and innovations, technological improvements and multicultural initiatives.
In October 2010, the Scripps College of Communication was named a Center of Excellence in Culture and Societal Transformation for the state of Ohio and is the only college of communication to receive such a designation. The Scripps College is exceptional in the state and the nation because of its combined breadth and excellence. It is home to professional programs, engineering-based fields of study, humanistic and social scientific disciplines, and applied arts.