The purpose of the Communication Resource Center (CRC) is to enhance oral communication knowledge and skills for all Marietta College students.

Communication Assistants

Students can sign up for free face-to-face peer coaching in one-on-one or group sessions. Communication Assistants (CAs) offer peer coaching primarily in the development of the following:

  • a clear central message for oral presentations
  • organization of information
  • appropriate and effective language use
  • quality research and use of supporting material
  • dynamic delivery

CAs can offer support in preparing oral presentations for a variety of academic and professional endeavors including:

  • individual and group speeches for class
  • conference presentations
  • capstone and internship presentations
  • speech competitions

English Conversation Partners Program

Through our English Conversation Partners Program, students can make appointments to practice English conversation skills with a peer coach including:

  • how to talk about certain topics
  • pronunciation and fluency
  • nonverbal communication (eye contact, etc.)

The CRC provides professional presentation poster design advice, computers for researching and organizing speech information, video cameras for recording and viewing speech rehearsals, and a quiet space for writing speeches or studying.

Sign up for an appointment time for peer coaching using the “Schedule Appointment” button in the banner above.

Contact Information

Director: Dr. Linda Lockhart
Phone: 740.376.4692
Location: Mills 205