Excel Communication Center

Welcome to the Communication Center

Message from the Director, Dr. Erica Allgood

Erica Allgood

Effective communication is critical to everyday life!  Whether you are communicating at school with your professors and classmates, at work with your boss and co-workers, or at home with your family or friends, communication is an essential skill for successful relationships!  The Communication Center is here to help you enhance your communication skills – in public speaking, group dynamics, one-on-one interviews, and more…  The Communication Center is a friendly place for EVERY student on campus, no matter your major or the courses you’re taking.  Many of your classes will require individual or group presentations.  Make an appointment for one-on-one, individualized peer-tutoring – whether you are a confident, expert speaker or need assistance with confidence, organization, and delivery skills – The Communication Center is here to help you!  Make an appointment today!

My office is located in the Communication Center.  Please stop by and talk with me.  With many years of teaching public speaking, leadership, conflict management, and other communication courses, I have a strong passion for helping students be successful in their education and professional endeavors.  I would be happy to assist you!  Maybe you’d be interested in working in the Communication Center.

The Communication Center is located in Columbine Hall, Room 312.  Stop by and talk to me and the amazing staff in the Communication Center!


Online Schedule

Make an Appointment

Due to the fact that we offer tutoring in the subjects of Communication, Philosophy, and Psychology for all students in all majors, please choose your tutor by subject (Comm, Phil, or Psych).

30 Minute Appointments:
One-on-one tutoring
Outlining assistance
Presentation practice
PowerPoint and Prezi assistance
Presentation feedback (viewing)
Presentation filming

60 Minute Appointments:
Mock Interviews
Group Project Facilitation


News and Announcements


Have you seen Humans of New York?  Well, our Center is inspired to bring that concept to you by featuring interesting members of the UCCS community on our social media pages!  Do you, or someone you know, have a story to tell?  Contact us at 719-255-4772 to participate!  Check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/uccscommcenter, on Twitter at uccscommcenter, and on Instagram at uccs_commcenter.


Come join us on Thursday, October 6th from 5:30pm-7:30pm to play Guess the Speaker.  Listen to famous speeches, guess who delivered that speech, and WIN PRIZES.  Snacks and drinks will be provided, so bring a friend, and RSVP today at 719-255-4772.  We’re located in Columbine Hall, #312.


Fall Hours (8/22 - 12/16)


9am - 6pm


9am - 6pm


9 am - 8pm


9am - 6pm


9am - 2pm





Excel Communication Center
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Excel Communication Center
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Phone: (719) 255-4770 | Location: Columbine Hall 312
Director: Dr. Erica Allgood | Phone: (719) 255-4771 | eallgood@uccs.edu
Assistant Director: Vickie McCoy | Phone: (719) 255-4784 | vmccoy@uccs.edu