Our Donors

Our donors are an engaged, integral part of the University community, and their gifts have a transformational impact on the students, faculty and programs at the Moody College of Communication. Their support plays an ongoing role in the legacy of our College, our community and the greater good of society. Through our shared vision, the College and our forward-thinking donors are demonstrating how philanthropy can change the world.

In 1965, the School of Journalism, the Department of Speech and a newly formed Department of Radio-Television-Film became the three departments officially organized as the School of Communication. In 1979, the School of Communication would become the College of Communication College of Communication.

Named in honor of the three “founding fathers” of the Moody College of Communication – Jesse Villarreal, Robert Schenkkan and DeWitt Carter Reddick – the Fellows Program recognizes not only the legacy of these three guiding spirits of communication education, but also the contributions of our College’s most loyal supporters.


Reddick

DeWitt Carter Reddick Society

Dr. DeWitt Carter Reddick joined the University's journalism faculty in 1927, and was named director of the School of Journalism in 1959. As an academic leader focused on "providing education to meet the needs of our times," Dr. Reddick would become the first dean of the College of Communication in 1965, his vision setting a course for the College that exists today.

Reddick Society Fellows are those donors that have contributed a cumulative total of at least $500,000 to the Moody College of Communication. The students, faculty and staff of the College are forever grateful for their vision, leadership and generosity.
 

Mary Angela Branch

Robert L. Moody Sr., Ross R. Moody and Frances Moody-Dahlberg

Russell E. Dealey

Maureen H. and Robert W. Decherd

Wofford and Beth Denius

Berkeley and Jason Downie

Sarah Jane English

Patricia and Bryghte Godbold

Lee and Joe Jamail

Gayle and Jeffrey Klein

Michael and Tami Lang

Ronald Martin

Jim Moroney III

Jim and Mary Pat Nelson

Guillermo C. Nicolas

Joseph F. Phillips

Hugh & Becky Reeves

Stan Richards

Glenn Robertson

Paul and Susan Sams

Dr. Steven Ungerleider

Elizabeth Carrow-Woolfolk and Ron Woolfolk

Villareal

Jesse Villarreal 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. A vocal contributor at University Council debates, Dr. Villarreal co-wrote the original monograph providing the vision for the School of Communication that would ultimately become the College of Communication.

Villarreal Society Fellows are those donors that have contributed a cumulative total of at least $100,000 to the College of Communication. The students, faculty and staff of the College are forever grateful for their vision, leadership and generosity.
 

George Ann Brown Carter Bahan

Paul D. Bailiff

John and Jane Barnhill

Howard and Wendy Berk

R.B. Brenner

Ann Sutherland and David Chappell

Isabella and William Cunningham

Jim Davis, Jan Demetri and Rachel Davis

Richard and Leigh Davis

Wilfred and Bobbie Dietrich

Craig and Denise Dubow

John R. Fleming

Nene Foxhall

Rod and Peggy Hart

Elizabeth Heard

Terry Hemeyer

The Honorable William P. Hobby, Jr.

Lowrance and Marilyn Aylor Hodge

Karen Elliot House and Peter Kann

Jeff and Anne Hunt

Belle Johnson

Marsha and Robert Jones

Stephen and Karen Jones

Jennifer King

Dr. Mark Knapp

Cappy and Janie McGarr

Katherine McGovern

Jim Bob Moffett Family

W. A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr.

Iris and Ardon Moore

Karen Liu Pang and Roland Pang

Donald Paul

Sam Perry

David Powell and Victoria Weber

Janis and Andrew Priest

Ann Ratliff

Kim and Geoffrey Raynor

Karen and Grant Richards

Maria Roach

Jennie Chiu and Christopher Schaepe

Betsy and Jim Sowell

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Strauss

Neill Walsdorf, Jr.

Terrence and Mary Claire Welch

Michael Wilson

Sheinken

Robert Schenkkan Society

Robert Schenkkan joined the University's College of Fine Arts in 1955 as Director of Radio. The founder of KUT-FM in 1959 and KLRN-TV, Austin's PBS television station, in 1961, Mr. Schenkkan played a significant role in the inclusion of radio and television in the College of Communication construct, and worked diligently with Drs. Reddick and Villarreal to form the College.

Schenkkan Society Fellows are those donors that have contributed a cumulative total of at least $50,000 to the College of Communication. The students, faculty and staff of the College are forever grateful for their vision, leadership and generosity.

Carl Adams

Patricia Baldwin

Emanuel and Jennifer Bodner

William Bollinger

Garrett Boone

Deborah Buks

Arch M. Campbell

Shawn W. Cloonan

Betty Jo Cox

Michael J. Cramer

Anthony Dieste

Richard Elam

Carolyn Evertson

William and Lynn Fowler

Steven Foy

Mark Garay

Susan Golding

Nancy Halbreich

Houston H. Harte

Carolinte Hite

Edye Lou Hock

Woody L. Hunt

John J. Jennings

John and Laurie Korinek

Stephen R. Lacy

Gregory Levenson

Jordan and Helen Levin

Kevin Ann Marcyes

Martha Mattia

Mark Morrison

Mike A. Myers

Ann Newman

Sonia Perez

Melissa Petrek-Myer

Neila Skinner Petrick

Ronald Standifer

Richard M. Stanley

Dulaney G. Steer

Scott and Donna Tagliarino

Sara Martinez Tucker

Kevin A. Tuerff

David M. Weeks

Alice White

Jim D. Wiethorn