Biographies – Spring 2008 – Volume II, Issue II

Erin Cornelius – Mount Olive, Alabama

Major/Minor: English/Public Relations and Journalism

Academic Achievements: University of Alabama Presidential Scholarship, Linly-Heflin Women’s Scholarship, Alpha Omicron Pi Langston-Purdy Foundation Scholarship, University Honors Program, Miss America Academic Award for the State of Alabama, President’s List, Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: Alabama Panhellenic Association—President, 2008, Vice President of Administration, 2007; University of Alabama Office of Greek Life—Summer Internship, 2007; The Crimson White—Contributing Writer, 2007

Community Service: Spirit of Alabama Award—Miss University of Alabama Pageant, The Arthritis Foundation, Camp M.A.S.H., Laps for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The American Heart Association, The University of Alabama Women’s Center, Habitat for Humanity, The American Heart Association

Organization Membership: Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Order of Alpha, Cardinal Key, Golden Key, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Sigma Tau Delta, The University of Alabama Campus Safety and Security Committee, Student Government Association Capstone Event Committee, Alabama’s Collegiate Summit—Executive Planning Commission, Student Leaders’ Council, Freshman Forum, College Democrats

Katie Dageforde – Prattville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Spanish

Academic Achievements: University Honors Program, President’s Cabinet Scholarship, Dean’s List, President’s List

Jobs & Internships:

Community Service: Ronald McDonald House Charities Volunteer; Hope on Wheels Letter-Writing Campaign Coordinator; Chili for Children Fundraiser; Tuscaloosa County Humane Shelter Volunteer; Crossing Points Volunteer

Organization Membership: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority—Junior Philanthropy Chair 2006, Director of Standards and Ethics 2008; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Student Government Association—Governmental Affairs Committee 2006, Director of Black Belt Initiative 2007–present; Freshman Forum 2005–2006; Alabama Student Society of Communication Arts Ambassador, 2007–present

Taryn Ely – Huntsville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Political Science/Public Relations

Academic Achievements: Department of Homeland Security Scholar Award; Recipient of Arts and Sciences Divisional Scholarship; Recipient of Alumni Scholar Award; Recipient of President’s Cabinet Scholarship; Recipient of Tutwiler Scholarship; Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society; Golden Key International Honour Society—Vice President, 2007–present; Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society; Cardinal Key National Honorary; Alpha Lambda Delta National Honorary; Phi Eta Sigma National Honorary; National Dean’s List; University of Alabama Dean’s List; University of Alabama President’s List

Jobs & Internships: Research Intern for the Department of Homeland Security Minorities at Risk project

Community Service: Boys and Girls Cub of Tuscaloosa Volunteer; Make-A-Wish Foundation Volunteer; Meals-on-Wheels of Tuscaloosa Volunteer

Organization Membership: Chi Omega Sorority; Order of Omega; Panhellenic Administration Committee; Honors Program Student Association; College Republicans; Sigma Rho Chi, 2007; Capstone Men and Women, 2005–2007; Student Government Association Senate Assistant, 2004–2006

Suzanne Flanagan – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Spanish

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Tuscaloosa Alumni Scholarship

Jobs & Internships: Graphic Designer—The Crimson White, August 2007–present; University Printing Services

Community Service: Children’s Miracle Network Volunteer; English as a Second Language Tutor

Organization Membership: Director of Publicity—Alabama Student Society of Communication Arts, 2006–present; Dateline Alabama Contributor; Capstone Summer Abroad—Alabama in Spain; Phi Mu Sorority; Phi Eta Sigma; SGA—Public Relations Committee, UA-AU Better Relations Day Committee; Freshman Forum

Caitlin Graham – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Spanish

Academic Achievements: University Honors Program, 2005–present; President’s List; Dean’s List; Julia Tutwiler Scholarship, 2005–2008; President’s Cabinet Scholarship, 2005–2008; College of Communication Scholarship, 2007; Coca-Cola Alumni Scholarship, 2005

Jobs & Internships: Alabama Public Radio, 2007–2008; Camp Ozark—Kitchen Staff, Summer 2006–2007; Spruell & Powell L.L.C.—Runner, 2006; Gospel Supply—Sales Associate, 2005

Community Service: Reformed University Fellowship—Leadership Team; Alternative Spring Break to Bay St. Louis, Miss., for Hurricane Katrina Relief; Kids Klub

Organization Membership: Kappa Alpha Theta—Alumnae Relations Chair, Service Chair; Elliot Society; Cardinal Key; Lambda Sigma; Freshman Forum

Anthony Greer – Meridianville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Psychology

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, University of Alabama Honors College, President’s Cabinet Scholarship

Jobs & Internships: University of Alabama Computer Lab Assistant, West Alabama Food Bank Contributing Writer

Community Service: American Youth Soccer Organization, West Alabama Food Bank

Organization Membership: National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, Public Relations Student Society of America

Savannah Lanier – Dalton, Georgia

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Spanish

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, 2004–2007; Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Jobs & Internships: Tuscaloosa Park and Recreation Authority—Public Relations Intern; Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center—Public Relations Intern; Royal Oaks Retirement Community, Dalton, Georgia

Community Service: Habitat for Humanity

Organization Membership: Public Relations Student Society of America

C.J. McCormick – Mobile, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business Administration

Academic Achievements: Public Relations Academic Achievement Award for Sophomores, 2006; Public Relations Academic Achievement Award for Juniors, 2007; President’s List, 2005–Present; Dean’s List, 2005–Present; Oliver Delchamps Communication Scholarship Recipient; Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Scholarship Recipient; UA AdTeam Member

Jobs & Internships: Crimson White, Tuscaloosa, Ala.—Senior Entertainment Reporter; The Scene, Tuscaloosa, Ala.—Contributing Writer; UA AdTeam, Tuscaloosa, Ala.—Public Relations Director and Vice President; University Relations, Tuscaloosa, Ala.—Intern; Mobile Bay Monthly, Mobile, Ala—Editorial Intern; City Stages Junior Board, Birmingham, Ala.—President; Citadel Broadcasting, Tuscaloosa, Ala.—Intern

Community Service: Catholic Social Services Refugee Resettlement Program, Mobile, Ala.—Teacher; UA English Language Institute, Tuscaloosa, Ala.—Conversation Partner; Holt Elementary, Tuscaloosa, Ala.—Tutor

Organization Membership: Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, PRSSA, UA AdFed

Katie Lynn McInnish – Haleyville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/English

Academic Achievements: University of Alabama Capstone Scholarship, University of Alabama National Alumni, Association Leadership Scholarship, Alf Van Hoose Endowed Scholarship, Sisk Endowed Scholarship, Civitan International Scholarship, HOBY National Leadership Scholarship, President’s List, Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: WJBB FM Radio Station in Haleyville, Ala.; HOBY World Leadership Congress in Washington, D.C.

Community Service: Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program, Alabama Prison Arts and Education Program, Children’s Miracle Network, Alabama Action, Davis Emerson Middle School mentor

Organization Membership: Phi Mu, University Honors Program, Lambda Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Golden Key Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cardinal Key, Sigma Alpha Lambda

Anna Katherine Owen – Gadsden, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Political Science

Academic Achievements: Alumni Heritage Scholarship, 2005–2009; H. Pettus Randall III Scholar, 2005–2009; Most Outstanding Telecommunication and Film Student, 20005; President’s List, Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: City of Gadsden, Gadsden, Ala.—Public Relations Intern, Summer 2005; United Way of Etowah County, Gadsden, Ala.—Communications Intern, Summer 2006; Congressman Robert Aderholt, Washington, D.C.—Intern, Summer 2006; United States Senate, Senator Richard Shelby, Washington, D.C.—Intern, Summer 2007; Siff & Cerda, LLP, Washington, D.C.—Public Policy Intern, Summer 2007

Community Service: Boys and Girls Club—Volunteer; United Way of Etowah County—Youth Volunteer; Big Brothers Big Sisters—Mentor; Red Cross of Alabama — Hurricane Katrina Volunteer; Tuscaloosa Veterans Hospital—Volunteer

Organization Membership: University of Alabama Capstone Men and Women; UA Student Government Association, Assistant Vice-President for External Affairs; Student Government Association, Chairman Governmental Affairs Committee; Chi Omega Sorority, Panhellenic Delegate; Chi Omega Sorority, Foundations Ambassador; Freshman Forum, Public Policy Sector (2005–2006); Elliott Society Service Honorary, Fundraiser Chairman; Cardinal Key Junior Honorary; Phi Eta Sigma; Alpha Lambda Delta; Golden Key International Honors Society

Anna Catherine Roberson – Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/ General Business Administration

Academic Achievements: Alumni Scholar Award, 2005–Present; Dean’s List, Spring 2005–Fall 2007; Cardinal Key Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Jobs & Internships: Alabama Power Company, Environmental Affairs/Public Relations Intern–Summer 2007; Pottery Barn Kids, Sales Associate, 2005–2006

Community Service: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Volunteer; Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bowl; Capstone Event; Children’s Miracle Network Volunteer; Birmingham YWCA Volunteer

Organization Membership: Phi Mu Sorority—Secretary; Student Government Association, STARS Committee Chair, August 2007–Present, Governmental Relations Committee, 2005–2006; Public Relations Student Society of America; Freshman Forum, 2005–2006

Mary Elizabeth Roberson – Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business Administration

Academic Achievements: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society; Dean’s List, 2005–2007; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; John Felton Public Relations Scholarship, 2007

Jobs & Internships: Alabama Power Company—Public Relations Intern, Summer 2007

Community Service: RISE Volunteer; Capstone Event Volunteer; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Volunteer; Children’s Miracle Network Volunteer; Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bowl

Organization Membership: Phi Mu Sorority—Parents Liaison Chair; Student Government Association—Director of STARS, 2007–2008, and Governmental Affairs Committee, 2005–2007; Public Relations Student Society of America

Amelie Smith – Nashville, Tennessee

Major/Minor: Marketing/Public Relations

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List; Elton B. Stephens Senior Gold Award, 2007; Overseas Study Alumni Scholarship, 2007; Frances Pickens Lewis Scholarship, 2007; Kathleen Johnson Sledge/Alpha Gamma House Corporation Scholarship, 2006

Jobs & Internships: Jo Malone Ltd. (Estée Lauder Companies)—Public Relations Assistant, 2007

Community Service: West Alabama Food Bank; The University of Alabama’s Speech and Hearing Center; The Painted Turtle

Organization Membership: Delta Zeta Sorority—Public Relations Chairman 2007, Executive Liaison 2006, Assistant Secretary 2005; Student Alumni Association—Public Relations Committee 2007; Alpha Mu Alpha Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; American Marketing Association

Chelsea Worley – Boaz, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computer Applications and Technology

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, 2005–2007; The Legacy Foundation Scholarship

Jobs & Internships: 105.1 FM WQSB Radio—Production Intern, 2007; Imagination Camp Counselor, 2006

Community Service: Ghosts and Goblins Halloween Fundraiser Volunteer, 2007

Organization Membership: Future Alumni for Tradition and Excellence, 2005–2007; Public Relations Student Society of America, 2007

Sarah Yates – Gulf Breeze, Florida

Major/Minor: Public Relations and Political Science/Italian

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List; Alumni Heritage Scholarship; National Merit Presidential Scholarship, Alumni Scholar Award; University Honors Program; International Honors Program

Jobs & Internships: The King’s College—Office of Institutional Advancement Public Relations Intern, July 2007; NCAA Equity and Student Athlete Welfare Committee Student Representative, 2006–2007

Community Service: Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army Angel Tree, North River Assisted Living, Turning Point Shelter

Organization Membership: Capstone Men and Women—President, 2008; Alpha Chi Omega Sorority—Vice President of Communications, 2006–2007; Public Relations Student Society of America; Capstone Agency; Cardinal Key; Golden Key International Honour Society; Lambda Sigma—Public Relations Chairman, 2006–2007; Alpha Lambda Delta; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Phi Eta Sigma

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