Dr. Fred P. Hilpert Memorial Scholarship Fund

In Memory of Dr. Fred Hilpert, a dedicated communication studies professor for 40 years.

A Tribute to Dr. Fred P. Hilpert

Dr. Fred Hilpert, Outstanding Professor of 1985-86, and President Moore

Dr. Fred P. Hilpert was a communication studies professor at California State University, Stanislaus from 1977-2011. He served as department chair, helped create Communication Studies, co-founded the University's chapter of the California Faculty Association and was coordinator of the Faculty Mentorship Program when it launched in 1987.

He retired for less than a year, returning in 2012 as one of the founding creators of Extended Education's Bachelor of Arts, Social Science program. 

Dr. Hilpert's failing health was a contributing factor in ending his tenure at the University, which lasted more than 40 years. 

In that time, he left an impression on fellow faculty and students alike. Fred was twice named Outstanding Professor of the Year, and his reach extended beyond his classroom and Communication Studies.

To honor Dr. Hilpert’s legacy, his loving family has established the Dr. Fred P. Hilpert Memorial Scholarship to support first-generation, communication studies students with financial need. A memorial gift will be a lasting tribute to Dr. Hilpert and will be meaningful to the scholarship recipients who will continue to benefit from his dedication to enriching lives through education. 

Click here to read more about Dr. Hilpert and remembrances of him.

If you prefer to contribute to this scholarship fund by check, please mail it to:

Stanislaus State
University Advancement
One University Circle, MSR300
Turlock, CA  95382
or call - (209) 667-3131