The Public Communication Center is a resource for students, staff, and faculty to
better their understandings of speech, advocacy and interpersonal skills.
The Public Communication Center (PCC) is excited to provide mentors specializing in
public speaking skills. The PCC offers individual appointments, group appointments,
class visits, workshops, and several events per semester. The PCC is housed within
the Communication Studies department.
Visiting the PCC
Professors will receive an electronic report form when their student(s) attended an appointment. The report form will detail what the
mentor and the student worked on at their appointment. If you would like a “yellow
slip,” please let your students know to ask for one at the end of their appointment.
Our Scheduling software
We use WCONLINE to schedule appointments. During a class visit, the mentor will demonstrate how to use the scheduling system.
This is how your students will make appointments to visit the PCC.
We recommend scheduling a class visit if your students are required to attend the
PCC at least once during the semester. Class visits help both the professor and the
students understand how the PCC can help them.
Class visit request
Help your Students Understand the PCC
The PCC offers class visits to explain our services and how we can assist your students
in preparing their speeches or presentations. A PCC mentor will visit your class and
give a brief 10 minute presentation at the beginning of class time. They will demonstrate
our location, what a mentoring session is like, how to make an appointment and how
to contact us. To schedule a class session, please email Sarah Parker Hughes (sparkerhughes AT_TOWSON).
Please notify Sarah Parker-Hughes, of the assignment your students will be bringing to the PCC to ensure the mentors
are prepared for your students.
To discuss bringing an alternative collaboration for your class, please reach out
to the director, Sarah Parker-Hughes at sparkerhughes AT_TOWSON.
Are you interested in winning a monetary prize for your public speaking skills? Audition
for the Towson University's Public Speaking Competition.
Public Speaking Competition