Department of Communication Studies Announces the Dr. Luster E. Hauth Endowed Scholarship

August 21, 2013

Luster Hauth

The Department of Communication Studies within the College of Liberal Arts proudly announces the Dr. Luster E. Hauth Endowed Scholarship through the Luster E. and Audrey Nichol Hauth Center for Communication Skills within the College of Liberal Arts.

To qualify for the scholarship, the recipient must demonstrate a great financial need, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5, and must be an upper division undergraduate student or graduate student with a major or minor in Communication Studies.  The recipient of the scholarship is also required to work 6 hours per week for one semester in the Hauth Center and demonstrate proficiency in public speaking.

Both Luster and Audrey Hauth have a deep rooted connection to California State University, Long Beach. Luster taught at CSULB for 28 years in the Communication Studies Department, never missing a single day of class and is now an emeritus professor of the department. In addition to his service as a faculty member, Luster was involved in the Academic Senate for 14 years.  Audrey is an alumna of CSULB, graduating with a degree in English Literature. Together, they have created the Luster E. and Audrey Nichol Hauth Center for Communication Skills. In further support of the Communication Studies Department, Luster has donated a collection of his personal library to the department as well as an endowed fund to support the maintenance of the collection. This donation created the Luster E. Hauth Rhetoric and Public Address Library Collection, and is located in the third floor conference room of the Academic Services (AS) building.  Audrey also made a generous donation that created the Audrey Nichol Hauth Scholarship within the Department of Communication Studies.