Communication Studies Senior Lecturer Marde Gregory retires after 41 years

Gregory, a UCLA alumna, taught at the university as a senior lecturer in the communication studies department for 41 years. She retired this month and plans to write a book about the importance of combining sciences with the humanities as well as ways to become an effective communicator.This year, a group of communication studies alumni, including several of Gregory’s former students, created the Marde Gregory Student Award in Communications to honor the retired professor and outstanding communication studies students.Tim Groeling, chair of the communication studies department, said the fund would be endowed once it reaches a six-figure value. Thus far, the group has raised a five-figure amount and plans to continue fundraising efforts within the communication studies department.He added that they hope Gregory will help select the award’s recipients.“Marde has been known at UCLA for her intense mentorship of outstanding students, so the funds will help carry on that legacy now that she is retired,” Groeling said in an email.  Click here to read the entire article.