New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences



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CommLabASU, located at ASU’s West Valley Campus, we believe that communication education is essential to building the necessary and durable skills needed to tackle our ever-changing but always collaborative world and is a key factor in influencing the overall impact and success we can make. At its core, CommLabASU cultivates and ignites the voices of 21st-century citizens – to create an environment that is safe, constructive, inclusive and engaging for all who wish to better their communication education, skills and experience. We support over 4,000 students online and on-campus annually.

An investment in CommLab helps continue making a tangible impact by offering professional communication programs and workshops through experiential learning throughout the year to coach and train students to build transferable skills: effective communication, conflict and crisis management, critical thinking, problem-solving and business management.

My favorite aspect of CommLabASU is the impact we leave on the community. CommLabASU constantly reaches out to local organizations and nonprofits to help them. On a personal note, with the help of the CommLabASU mentors, I convey my message effectively, feel confident in my delivery and also advocate for change for the cause I am passionate about.”

Selina Hanna, Master of Arts in Communication Studies at New College of Interdiscplanry Arts and Sciences

Impact of Donor Support

The online learning industry is projected to pass $370 billion by 2026. (Education Data, 2020) With an increasing focus on online learning, sustainable and attainable access needs will be at the forefront of this growth. CommLabASU is a national leader in online public speaking instruction.

The impact:

  • Over 28,000 student contacts
  • Across 200 unique majors & minors
  • With 342 undergraduate mentors
  • Providing over 50 student jobs
  • Supporting 20+ professionals & community partners

Our family believes in giving back and sharing the blessings we have received financially and through our time."

Dave Derminio

’74 BS in business, former ASU golfer who supports student-athletes through the Derminio Family Sun Devil Golf Scholarship

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