This major is designed for students interested in how people communicate by a variety of means and contexts, such as interpersonal, public and media. Graduates will have a variety of opportunities, including business, professional and service organizations.

Our Program Statement

Communication by its nature is interdisciplinary. Consequently, Tabor College’s Communication program offers students an adaptable, interdisciplinary major that will best prepare them to be effective communicators in diverse settings of learning, work and service.

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Communications Faculty

Dr. Aleen J. Ratzlaff

Professor of Communication
Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
M.A., Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
B.A., Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS

Don Ratzlaff

Adjunct Instructor of Journalism
B.A., Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS
Editor of the Hillsboro Free Press

Dorothy Rucker

Adjunct Instructor of Communication
B.A. English, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
M.S. Communications, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS



Our graduates generally pursue careers in business, not-for-profit, media and service organizations.

Success stories

  • A 2004 graduate has had three promotions since graduation and is currently a Communication Specialist and Analyst.
  • A 2006 graduate is Marketing Manager and Event Coordinator for United Way
  • A 2010 graduate is Sports Editor for a weekly newspaper.

“The things that I learned in my journalism classes I still use on a daily basis. One of the best assets of the communications department is that they require students to complete an internship, which leads to great work experience. That helped me get my foot in the door for television news. My professors were not only helpful, but caring as well.” – Priscilla Mace, ’04, News producer at KODE-TV, ABC affiliate in Joplin, Missouri