Laura Mayuga
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

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I always knew that I wanted to be an educator. I took my first communication studies class, interpersonal communication, and what I learned ignited a fire in my head and heart.  I knew that I found exactly what I was meant to do with my life! I love what I do. My passion is apparent inside and outside of the classroom in my interactions with students. Together, we create a supportive classroom environment where students are welcomed, engaged, respected…and know they belong. In the classroom, I believe in compassion and rigor.  I set high expectations for students, believe they can achieve them, and help meet those expectations. Years from now, my students may forget what we discussed, students may forget what I assigned, but I hope that they will never forget how they felt in our classroom.

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

- Maya Angelou