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

We offer tutoring in the subjects of Communication and Philosophy! Please choose your tutor by subject (Communication or Philosophy).
Note: Psychology students should contact their course instructor about support.

30 Minute Appointments:
(Please schedule a separate appointment for EACH service)

(Communication) One-on-one tutoring
(Communication) Outlining assistance
(Communication) Presentation practice
(Communication) PowerPoint and Prezi assistance
(Communication) Presentation feedback (viewing)
(Communication) Presentation filming

60 Minute Appointments:
(Please schedule a separate appointment for EACH service)

(Communication) Mock Interviews/Virtual Mock Interviews
(Communication) Group Facilitation
(Philosophy) Critical Thinking
(Philosophy) Ethics
(Philosophy) Intro to Philosophy
(Philosophy) Symbolic Logic


News and Announcements

So, you’ve never been to your UCCS Excel Communication Center? No problem! Check out this short Mannequin Challenge to see the Center before you come in for your appointment. You’ll notice our private appointment rooms with big screen monitors to view your presentation, see some of our peer tutors in “action”, and get acquainted with the many services we offer. And…in his Mannequin Challenge debut…our very own mountain lion mascot Clyde!

Spring Hours


9am - 6pm


9am - 6pm


9 am - 8pm


9am - 6pm


9am - 2pm





Excel Communication Center
Making Good Students Great

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