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Communication Receives Scholarship
Fund from “Miss Julie”

August 6, 2021 - The Department of Communication at the University of Utah has received a substantial gift from Edna Anderson-Taylor, increasing the endowed scholarship in her name to nearly $500,000. This endowment supports undergraduate and graduate students in communication and ranks as one of the largest gifts the department has received. 

Established in 1998, this important scholarship fund carries on the legacy of broadcasting pioneer, Edna Anderson-Taylor, who graduated from the communication department in 1959. She went on to have a long career in broadcasting, famously known as Miss Julie on "Romper Room," a nationally franchised TV show filmed locally at KSL-TV.

“The Department of Communication is honored to see the Edna Anderson-Taylor Endowed Scholarship grow to support more students who will carry on her legacy of excellence in the field of communication,” said Avery Holton, chair of the U’s Department of Communication. “Her scholarship, which prioritizes supporting nontraditional students whose education has required personal sacrifice and dedication, is a vital resource to our department.” 

The Department of Communication is a top department in the field of communication, with an award-winning faculty, outstanding doctoral, master's and undergraduate programs and state-of-the-art facilities. It is highly ranked in critical theory, cultural studies, ecology, law, popular culture, race and ethnicity and rhetoric (ComAnalytics). If offers five research areas, critical/cultural studies; environmental, science and health communication; interpersonal communication; digital media and rhetoric.

Jana Cunningham, University of Utah College of Humanities | 801-213-0866


Last Updated: 11/30/22