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School of Journalism & Communication
Experiential Learning That Changes Students’ Lives

Traveling to new places. Connecting with successful alumni. Covering real-world stories. Pushing personal and professional boundaries.

These are just a few of the life-changing events that SOJC students experience during our hands-on learning trips, which include:

Many of our graduates call these programs the most transformative experiences of their college career.

They also tell us that the connections they make on these trips, the portfolio pieces they produce, and the life lessons they learn help them launch their careers in journalism, advertising, public relations, and other communication professions.

Announcing Our New Experiential Learning Fund

Every SOJC student should get a chance to go on one of these experiential learning trips. But more than 90% can’t afford the $1,500–$8,000 it costs to go.

The SOJC wants to make these transformative experiences available to all our students, regardless of their ability to pay. That’s why we are launching the new SOJC Experiential Learning Fund.

How You Can Help

Give. When our community joins forces for a common cause, amazing things happen. That’s why our #DucksGive goal is not a dollar amount, but 175 donations of any amount. To help get us to this goal, several generous donors have pledged challenge gifts to encourage giving throughout the day.

  • Challenge 1: When we receive the first 10 donations, we will unlock a challenge gift of $250 from Brian Erb, BS ’85, for our new Experiential Learning Fund.

  • Challenge 2: When we receive the next 15 donations, we will unlock a challenge gift of $1,000 from Lisa and Neal Rosen, BS ’74, for our new Experiential Learning Fund.

  • Challenge 3: When we receive the next 20 donations, we will unlock a challenge gift of $2,500 from Brenda Bonnell and Mark Zusman, BS ’85, for our new Experiential Learning Fund.

  • Challenge 4: When we receive the next 20 donations, we will unlock a challenge gift of $2,500 from Terri and Jon Anderson for the Random Lengths Student Development Fund.

  • Challenge 5: When we receive the next 20 donations, we will unlock a challenge gift of $2,500 from Cameron Blanchard, BA ’91, for our new Experiential Learning Fund.

  • Challenge 6: For the next 30 donations, we will unlock a challenge gift of $5,000 from Sammi and Scott Bedbury, BS ’80, for the Bedbury Scholars Fund.

  • Challenge 7: For the next 30 donations, we will unlock an anonymous challenge gift of $10,000 for SOJC.

  • Challenge 8: When we reach our goal of 175 donations, we will unlock a challenge gift of $10,000 from Kari (BA ’93) and John (BA ’87) Boiler for The Boiler Family Fund for Experiential Learning.

Share. Help us spread the word by sharing this page with your network, forwarding our emails on #DucksGive Day, and posting, tweeting, and talking about the new SOJC Experiential Learning Fund. Bonus points for using the hashtag #DucksGive!

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SOJC Erb Challenge
THANK YOU to all our generous donors for helping us reach our first challenge goal of 10! In addition to the gifts you've made, we've received $250 from Brian Erb BS ’85 to support SOJC's Experiential Learning Fund. Help us reach our next goal!
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$1,000
SOJC Rosen Challenge
THANK YOU to all our generous donors for helping us reach our second challenge goal of 25! In addition to the gifts you've made, we've received $1,000 from Lisa and Neal Rosen, BS ’74, to support SOJC's Experiential Learning Fund. Help us reach our next goal!
25 / 25 Gifts
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$2,500
SOJC Bonnell-Zusman Challenge
THANK YOU to all our generous donors for helping us reach our third challenge goal of 45! In addition to the gifts you've made, we've received $2,500 from Brenda Bonnell and Mark Zusman, BS ’85, to support SOJC's Experiential Learning Fund. Help us reach our next goal!
45 / 45 Gifts
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$2,500
SOJC Anderson Challenge
THANK YOU to all our generous donors for helping us reach our fourth challenge goal of 65! In addition to the gifts you've made, we've received $2,500 from Terri and Jon Anderson to support SOJC's Random Lengths Student Development Fund. Help us reach our next goal!
65 / 65 Gifts
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$2,500
SOJC Blanchard Challenge
THANK YOU to all our generous donors for helping us reach our fifth challenge goal of 85! In addition to the gifts you've made, we've received $2,500 to support SOJC's Experiential Learning Fund. Help us reach our next goal!
85 / 85 Gifts
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$5,000
SOJC Bedbury Challenge
THANK YOU to all our generous donors for helping us reach our sixth challenge goal of 115! In addition to the gifts you've made, we've received $5,000 from Sammi and Scott Bedbury, BS ’80, to support SOJC's Bedbury Scholars Fund. Help us reach our next goal!
115 / 115 Gifts
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$10,000
SOJC Staniak Challenge
THANK YOU to all our generous donors for helping us reach our seventh challenge goal of 145! In addition to the gifts you've made, we've received $10,000 from Betty BS ’80 and Eric BS ’80 Staniak to support SOJC. Help us reach our final challenge goal!
145 / 145 Gifts
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$10,000
SOJC Boiler Challenge
THANK YOU to all our generous donors for helping us reach our final challenge goal of 175! In addition to the gifts you've made, we've received $10,000 from the Boilers, for a combined total of $33,750 to support SOJC. Thank you!
175 / 175 Gifts
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