Biographies – Spring 2009, Volume III, Issue II

Kayla Gail Anthony – Double Springs, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations & Geography (Double Major)

Academic Achievements: National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honour Society Alpha Lambda Delta National Honorary Society, Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographic Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honorary Society, University of Alabama President’s List, University of Alabama Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: Congressional Intern for United States Congressman Robert Aderholt

Community Service: NSCS Mentor; SaveFirst Tax Preparation Volunteer; Community Service Center Arts Advocate; Morning Point Assisted Living Volunteer

Organization Membership: NSCS National Leadership Council; NSCS Vice President of Planning for College Success; Student Association for Geographers at Alabama: Public Relations Coordinator; Calvary Baptist Church Leadership Team: Upperclassmen Bible Study Leader; SGA: Leadership Development Committee, Communications Department Liaison, Campaign Manager for Candidates

Julie Brown – Prattville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Event Planning

Academic Achievements: Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, Lambda Sigma Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: Governor Bob Riley – Intern, summer 2008; Capstone Agency: American Red Cross account, 2007–2008; Jackson Thornton & Co. – Administrative Assistant, summer 2007 & 2008

Community Service: Turning Point, RISE Center, West Alabama Humane Society, Salvation Army Angel Tree

Organization Membership: Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Alabama Society of Communication Arts Ambassador, Alabama Panhellenic Judicial Board, Public Relations Student Society, Student Alumni Association

Amy Hannah Burkhalter – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computing Technology and Applications

Academic Achievements: Men’s Basketball Athletic Scholarship, Tutwiler Scholarship, Alumni Scholarship, Teresa Clements Myers Endowed Scholarship, Supply Store Book Scholarship, Dr. George H. and Jane Denny Scholarship, Nursing Scholarship

Jobs & Internships: University of Alabama Men’s Basketball Department, Bama Hoops, Inc. Basketball Camps, Complete Player Basketball Camp

Community Service:

Organization Membership: Public Relations Student Society of America: Webmaster – Alabama chapter; Capstone PR Agency

Jarrett Cocharo – Arlington, Texas

Major/Minor: Public Relations, Spanish/Business

Academic Achievements: National Hispanic Merit Scholarship, McWane Travel Scholarship, Most Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for Sophomores, Most Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for Seniors, UA President’s List

Jobs & Internships: The Crimson White account executive, fall 2008–present; Texas Instruments Product Line Management Intern, summer 2008; The Crimson White contributing writer, fall 2007; The Capstone Agency Midtown Village account team member, Fall 2007

Community Service:

Organization Membership: Public Relations Student Society of America; University Honors Program; International Honors Program, University Chorus

Cara Cramer – Dothan, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Political Science and Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, 2007 Lambda Pi Eta Academic Achievement Award recipient, C&IS Academic Honor Council nominee, Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: University of Alabama Office of Media Relations—2009 Student Writer, Senator Arlen Specter—2008 Summer Intern, United States Capitol Building—Summer 2008 Official Tour Guide

Community Service: Habitat for Humanity, Birmingham Arthritis Foundation

Organization Membership: Public Relations Student Society, Alpha Omicron Pi sorority

Louise Crow – Mobile, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Management

Academic Achievements: University Honors Program, Mobile County Alumni Scholarship, Mary D. Maxwell Kappa Delta Scholarship, Corre Stagall Leadership Award, Elizabeth Banta Mueller Scholarship–Kappa Delta Foundation, Outstanding Sophomore Greek of the Year, SGA Jarrod Nackley Excellence Award, Fellowship Class Project Award, Mary B Tompkins Cochran Kappa Delta Scholarship, Tutwiler Scholarship, University of Alabama President’s List, University of Alabama—Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: Student Government Association–Vice President for Student Affairs–2008, Director of Communications–2007, Presidential Campaign Director–2006, Director of Executive Programs–2006; University of Alabama Dean of Students Office–Summer Internship, 2008; Senator Jeff Sessions Washington D.C. Staff–Public Relations Intern, 2007

Community Service: Creator and Director of Crimson Karma, Gene Stallings Rise Center, Crossing Points, Girls Scouts of America, Camp Rap–A–Hope camp counselor, Holt Elementary mentor, Ronald McDonald House Youth Board, Prevent Child Abuse America

Organization Membership: University Stewards, Kappa Delta Sorority, Student Government Association, 21st Order of the XXXI–Women’s Honorary Society, Lambda Sigma, Blue Key, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Sigma Tau Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, University Standing Committees

Dianna Duffy – New Orleans, Louisiana

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Musical Theatre

Academic Achievements: Recipient of Carl E. and Ann Jones Regions Endowed Scholarship, University of Alabama Dean’s List, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, University of Northern Colorado Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: The Crimson White—Contributing Writer, 2007; Zephyrs’ Stadium—ticket sales and relations, 2008; Six Flags New Orleans—Live performer, 2005

Community Service: Make–A–Wish Foundation Volunteer; West Alabama Aids Outreach Volunteer; Boys & Girls Club of West Alabama Volunteer

Organization Membership: Chi Omega Sorority; Alpha Psi Omega—Treasurer; Public Relations Student Society of America; University of Alabama Theatre and Dance

Mary Allison Milford – Alma, Arkansas

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Spanish

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, University Honors Program

Jobs & Internships: Other Achievements: Gold medal at 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China), Gold medal at 2007 Parapan American Games (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), Silver Medal at 2006 World Championships (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Community Service: The RISE School, Alabama Action, Crossing Points

Organization Membership: UA Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team (Captain), U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team, Baptist Campus Ministries: Leadership Council, Honors Program Student Association

Sarah Minkel – Lancaster, New York

Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business

Academic Achievements: Golden Key Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: Kaleida Health – Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Public Relations and Marketing Intern, Summer 2008

Community Service:

Organization Membership: Alpha Phi Sorority, Alpha Phi Vice President of Campus Relations and Events; Alabama Society of Communication Arts Ambassador; Public Relations Student Society of America; Capstone Agency; Residence Hall Association

Carly Jayne Rullman – Charlottesville, Virginia

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Spanish

Academic Achievements: Lambda Pi Eta communications honor society; Communications 123 Speak–off, 1st place; Dean’s List all four years; Forensics/Speech Scholarship.

Jobs & Internships: The Crimson White, Account Executive, 2008–present; Walnut Hill School, communications intern, Summer 2008; WHTJ PBS Charlottesville, broadcast intern, summer 2006; J. Crew, sales associate, winter 2007–2008; Davenport & Co., LLC, receptionist, summer 2007.

Community Service: Children’s Miracle Network/Birmingham Children’s Hospital; Love Spirit Chorus group— Charlottesville, VA; Spanish Outreach at Flatwoods Elementary, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Organization Membership: PRSSA and Ad Fed, 2007–present; Phi Mu Sorority, Vice President, 2005–present; Forensics/Speech Team, 2007–2008; Ad Team, 2008–present; WVUA 90.7, 2005–2006; Women’s Club Lacrosse, 2005–2008.

Melinda Williams – Crossville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/English

Academic Achievements: National Alumni Association Community College Honors Scholarship, Tau Sigma, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Alabama Dean’s List, Phi Theta Kappa, Sigma Kappa Delta

Jobs & Internships: WordSouth Public Relations Inc., University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences

Community Service: DeKalb County Junior Miss Choreographer/Publicity/Has–Beens Chairman, PRSSA Relay for Life Team Captain

Organization Membership: Public Relations Student Society of America, Vice President of Fundraising; Capstone Agency; FATE

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