Our donors are an engaged, integral part of the Moody community whose gifts benefit the students, faculty and programs at the college. Their support amplifies our legacy and contributes to greater societal good.
Named in honor of the three “founding fathers” of the Moody College of Communication — Jesse Villarreal, Robert Schenkkan and DeWitt Carter Reddick — our giving societies recognize not only these three pioneers but also the contributions of our college’s most loyal supporters.
DeWitt Carter Reddick Society
Dr. DeWitt Carter Reddick joined the University's journalism faculty in 1927, was named director of the School of Journalism in 1959 and became the first dean of the College of Communication in 1965. His vision set a course for the college that exists today. Reddick Society Fellows are donors who have contributed a cumulative total of at least $500,000.
Jessie Villareal Society
Dr. Jesse Villarreal, Chairman of the Department of Speech at the time of his retirement in 1968, was an early advocate for the formation of the College of Communication and co-wrote the original monograph providing the vision for the college. Villarreal Society Fellows are those donors that have contributed a cumulative total of at least $100,000.
Robert Schenkkan Society
Robert Schenkkan joined the University's College of Fine Arts in 1955 as Director of Radio and went on to found KUT-FM and KLRN-TV, Austin's PBS television station. He played a significant role in the inclusion of radio and television in the College of Communication. Schenkkan Society Fellows are those donors that have contributed a cumulative total of at least $50,000.
Karen Elliott House
"I give to the College of Communication, both money and time, because this place totally transformed my life."
Betty Taylor Cox
Betty Taylor Cox's education in the early 1950s would be a springboard to a multifaceted career in communication.
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