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

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

Become a Peer Tutor in The Excel Communication Center…

Do you enjoy public speaking, conducting mock interviews, facilitating group projects, and helping others polish their communication skills? You should apply to become a peer tutor at the Excel Communication Center! We are starting a tutor training class for the summer semester on June 13th. Those who are approved to take the tutor training can earn 1 credit hour toward their studies. The application process begins by emailing a Cover Letter (telling us why you want to be a tutor) and a Resume, to Assistant Director, Vickie McCoy at vmccoy@uccs.edu. Please reference “COMM4900” in the email subject line. We offer a competitive wage, a fun, professional environment in which to work and study, and you will learn skills that last a lifetime. Don’t delay, apply today!

Do you need to deliver a presentation, complete a group project, or participate in an interview? 

The Communication Center staff provides one-on-one tutoring to help you!  Stop by or call us at 719-255-4770 to make appointments for the semester – Our appointment times FILL UP FAST!

The Communication Center is about more than just public speaking…

If you are interested in group dynamics, interviewing, business communication, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, conflict management, and leadership, please stop by and talk to our Director and our staff about how we can assist you to develop your interests.


Fall Hours (8/22 - 12/16)


9am - 6pm


9am - 6pm


9 am - 8pm


9am - 6pm


9am - 2pm





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