Remembering our Past to Help Fuel the Future
The WVU Reed College of Media has been educating journalists and professional communicators since 1939, when the College’s predecessor, the P. I. Reed School of Journalism, was founded. Our alumni have gone on to win Pulitzer Prizes; lead world-wide agencies; and excel in government, corporations, sports, education and more.
Help celebrate our legacy, support current students and honor a faculty member who inspired you by donating to the College through a gift in any form of 1939 (i.e. $19.39, $193.90, $1,939 or more). Choose from one of the College’s named accounts below or give in honor of another who’s inspired you:
Paul A. Atkins Scholarship
Remember the “Flying A” and his high bar of excellence with a gift that will provide scholarships for our undergraduate journalism students.
George Esper International Study Enhancement Fund
Pay tribute to former Ogden Newspapers Visiting Professor George Esper’s inspirational teaching and 42-year AP career by helping to support students’ international experiences.
Frank Kearns Memorial Fund
A donation to honor former CBS News correspondent and Benedum Professor Frank Kearns will provide financial support for journalism students with an interest in international media and reporting.
Chris Martin - The Thomas Picarsic Scholarship in Journalism
Honor former professor and School of Journalism dean Chris Martin by supporting the scholarship she created in her father’s name.
Maryanne Reed Student Enhancement Fund
Created to honor our former dean who now serves as WVU provost, the Maryanne Reed Student Enhancement Fund helps to defray student travel and lodging costs to make major internship, study abroad and other professional development opportunities more affordable.
Guy Stewart Endowment
Support the College’s greatest needs and honor our longest serving dean (1969-1989) by contributing to the endowment established by Dr. Stewart in 1984.
Make a gift to the Dean’s Fund in honor of another professor or program that is special to you.