Biographies for Spring 2010 – Volume IV, Issue II

Haley Barr – Phenix City, Ala.

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Creative Writing

Academic Achievements: Kappa Tau Alpha, President’s List (Fall 2007) and Dean’s List (Fall 2006–Spring 2007 and Spring 2008–Fall 2009)

Jobs & Internships: UA Media Relations, Intern (Spring 2010); UA Psychology Department, Life Project, Account Coordinator (Spring 2010); UA Alumni Association, Student Assistant (Fall 2008–Spring 2010); Lafarge, Secretary (Fall 2007); Sunglass Hut, Sales Clerk (Summer 2006)

Community Service: Awana program at Central Baptist Church (Columbus, Ga.)

Organization Membership: PRSSA, Capstone Agency, Mocha Club, Fate

Caroline Beard – Franklin, Tenn.

Major/Minor: Public Relations and Spanish (Double Major)

Academic Achievements: Presidential Scholarship Recipient, John W. Felton Public Relations Endowed Scholarship Recipient, President’s List (Fall 2007–Fall 2009), Public Relations Academic Award for Sophomores, Public Relations Academic Award for Juniors, Alpha Chi Omega Outstanding Sophomore, Kappa Tau Alpha, University Honors Program, Brentwood United Methodist Foundation Scholarship Recipient

Jobs & Internships: Nashville Ballet, Public Relations Intern (Summer 2009); United Methodist Communications, Intern (Summer 2009); College of Commerce & Business Administration’s Commerce Executive Magazine, Contributing Writer (Summer 2009); Title III Tutor (Spring 2010)

Community Service: Turning Point Volunteer, First Connection, Relay for Life Team Fundraising Co–Chair

Organization Membership: Capstone Men & Women, PRSSA, Capstone Agency, Student Executive Council, Student Government Association Assistant to the Executive Secretary, Alpha Chi Omega, Freshman Forum Creative Campus Initiative Co–Chair, Creative Campus Marketing Committee, Phi Eta Sigma Honorary, Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Comments

John Paul Bruno – Vestavia Hills, Ala.

Major/Minor: Public Relations and Theater (Double Major)

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (2007–2009), National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Jobs & Internships: Everything IZ, Summer Intern (2009); Red Mountain Theatre Company, Facilitator (Summer 2007 & 2008); Iz Too Bakery and Market

Community Service: West Alabama AIDS Outreach

Organization Membership: Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Gamma Beta Phi, Golden Key, Alpha Psi Omega, Student Government Association (2007), University of Alabama Theatre and Dance

Allison Cook – Windermere, Fla

Major/Minor: Public Relations/History, Political Science

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Jobs & Internships: Randall Reilly Publishing Company, Editorial Intern for Equipment World Magazine (June 2009 to present); HealthwiseNow Shaklee, Social Media Consultant (Summer 2008); Margaritaville Orlando, Seasonal Employee (since May 2007); University Supply Store, Sales Associate (December 2007–July 2009)

Community Service: Campfire USA, Fairfax Junior Variety Club scholarship luncheon

Organization Membership: PRSSA, The Capstone Agency, Mocha Club

Rachel Davis – Crossville, Ala.

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Political Science

Academic Achievements: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society, President’s List, Dean’s List, Phi Theta Kappa

Jobs & Internships: Children’s Health Systems, Communications Intern (Fall 2009); University of Alabama Office of Financial Affairs, Office Assistant (Fall 2008–present); DC Equipment Inc., Customer Relations/Sales Assistant (Fall 2006–Spring 2008)

Community Service: Relay for Life

Organization Membership: Future Alumni for Tradition and Excellence, Public Relations Student Society of America, Capstone Agency (Good Shepherd’s Project and Relay for Life accounts), Bama Mocha Club

Niki Gautier – Fairhope, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Studio Art: Graphic Design

Academic Achievements: National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: Public Relations Chairman for Delta Zeta Sorority (2008-2009); Newk’s marketing team (Summer 2008); Pledge-class 2006 Vice President for Delta Zeta Sorority

Community Service: UA’s Speech and Hearing Center; Painted Turtle Camp—California; RISE Center; Tuscaloosa’s Metro Animal Shelter

Organization Membership: Delta Zeta Sorority, Young Republicans

Kassandra Hannay – Shelton, Conn.

Major/Minor: Public Relations and Musical Theatre (Double Major)

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma

Jobs & Internships: Bradley Byrne for Alabama Campaign, Intern; Canoga Perkins, Technical Writer; The University of Alabama, Recruitment Speaker; Phi Mu Fraternity, Public Relations Chairperson; Game Day Tents, Hostess

Community Service: Children’s Miracle Network, Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Organization Membership: The University of Alabama Theatre and Dance, Phi Mu Fraternity, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Student Government Association Comments

Josh Morris – Bath, Maine

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Chinese

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List Fall 2007, Spring 2008 and Spring 2009; President’s List Fall 2008

Jobs & Internships: Academy Sports + Outdoors Corporate Intern: Store Operations (May-August 2009)

Community Service:

Organization Membership: The University of Alabama PRSSA Director of Web-based Communications; The University of Alabama Chinese Culture Club Director of Media Relations

Megan Parks – Enterprise, Ala.

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Business Administration

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2007–Fall 2009), National Society of Collegiate Scholars (Fall 2007–Spring 2010), Phi Eta Sigma (Fall 2007–Spring 2010), Coffee County Alumni Scholarship (Fall 2007), Military Community Scholarship (Fall 2007), OCSC Scholarship (Fall 2007), John Felton Endowed Public Relations Scholarship (Spring 2009)

Jobs & Internships: C&BA Student Services Department, Assistant (Spring 2008–Spring 2009); UA Alumni Publications, Editorial Assistant (Summer 2009–Spring 2010); Alabama’s Big Read Campaign, External Communications Team (Fall 2009–Spring 2010); TotalCom Marketing, Intern (Spring 2010); UA PRSSA ?Outstanding Account Executive Award? (Spring 2008)

Community Service: Relay for Life

Organization Membership: UA Public Relations Student Society of America, Vice President (Fall 2008–Spring 2010); Capstone Agency, Account Executive (Fall 2008–Spring 2010); Pi Sigma Epsilon (Fall 2008)

Madeline Reeves – Pensacola, Fla.

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Philosophy

Academic Achievements: University Honors Program, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Order of Omega Honors Society, Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: Portofino Island Resort & Spa, Guest Services and Administrative Intern (Summer 2008); NorthRiver Yacht Club, Guest Services Associate and Tennis Assistant (Fall 2008); Borkowski PR & Beatwax, Marketing Intern (Summer 2009)

Community Service: Cottondale Elementary Student Mentor, Tuscaloosa’s Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama, St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital

Organization Membership: College Republicans, University of Alabama Student Government Association (Public Relations Committee), Public Relations Council of Alabama, Delta Delta Delta Sorority (Public Relations Chairman), Future Alumni for Traditions of Excellence

Sara Sanderson – Hoover, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alumni Heritage Scholarship Award, Paul W. Bear Bryant Scholarship Award, Dean’s List (2006-2009)

Jobs & Internships: Tuscaloosa County Board of Education Public Relations Assistant (July 2009-present), Public Relations Intern at o2ideas (May 2009- August 2009), Youth Minister’s Associate at Calvary Baptist Church (January 2008- present), Student Life Inc. Home Office Coordinator (May 2007- August 2007)

Community Service: Turning Point and Women’s Resource Center Volunteer, Participant in hosting of Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil at Denny Chimes, Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Canned Food Drive, 9th and 10th Grade Sunday School Teacher at Calvary Baptist Church, XALT Youth Choir Choreographer and Instructor

Organization Membership: Alpha Chi Omega Sorority (Alumni Chair—2007, Chaplain- 2008, Junior Panhellenic Delegate—2008, Public Relations Chair—2009), PRSSA (Fundraising Committee), Capstone Agency (Good Shepherd’s Project and Midtown Village accounts), Student Government Association (Public Relations Committee), Student Alumni Association (Public Relations Committee), Freshman Forum Ethics and Social Responsibility Team (Programs Committee), Future Alumni for Traditions of Excellence, Calvary Baptist Church College Leadership Team, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Mortar Board Honor Society, Cardinal Key Honor Society, Lambda Sigma Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Autumn Winsett – Hartselle, Ala.

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computing Technology and Applications

Academic Achievements: George C. Wallace Presidential Scholarship; The University of Alabama — President’s List (Spring 2009), Dean’s List (Fall 2008, Summer 2009); Wallace State — President’s List (Spring 2007–Spring 2008); Dean’s List (Fall 2006 and Fall 2008); Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society; Tau Sigma National Academic Honor Society; Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society; Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society; Golden Key International Honour Society

Jobs & Internships: The Crimson White Newspaper — Tuscaloosa, Ala.,Internship Coordinator (2008 to present); The Big Read: Alabama Reads Campaign Internal Communications (Fall 2009/Spring 2010); The Capstone Agency Midtown Village Account Team Member (Spring 2009); PRSSA Fundraising Committee (Spring 2009)

Community Service: Relay for Life

Organization Membership: Public Relations Student Society of America; Capstone Agency; Student Alumni Association

Scott Young – Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computer Technology and Applications

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List Spring 2008, Dean’s List Fall 2009

Jobs & Internships: Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Public Affairs Intern (Spring 2009–present); Golden Key International Honour Society, President (2009–2010), Vice–President (2008–2009); University of Alabama PRCA Student Chapter, Vice–President of Membership; College of Communication Academic Honor Council, Vice–Chief Justice (2009–2010)

Community Service: Habitat for Humanity, Santa’s Book Shelf, Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, Salvation Army, Tuscaloosa EMA

Organization Membership: PRSSA, PRCA, College of Communication Academic Honor Council, Golden Key International Honour Society, AEMA

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