Editor Biographies Fall 2011

Bailey Carpenter — Birmingham, Alabama
Major/Minor: Public Relations/Spanish and Creative Writing
Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, Sisk Family Endowed Scholarship, University Honors College, Kappa Tau Alpha Honors Society
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Campus Ambassador, SC Johnson; Intern, University Directories; Intern, Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority; SOURCE Director of Communications, Capstone Agency Account Executive; Sigma Rho Chi Recruitment Counselor; Sales Leader (Manager), Bath and Body Works
Community Service: Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, Angel Tree, King’s Home
Organization Membership: PRSSA; PRCA; Alpha Phi Sorority: Director of Publicity and Advertisement; Capstone Agency
Jaley Cranford — Pelham, Alabama
Major/Minor: Public Relations/English
Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Crimson White Contributing Writer, Internship with Senator Phil Poole
Community Service: Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, Caring Days
Organization Membership: Delta Zeta, Assistant PR Chairman; Sigma Tau Delta; Sigma Alpha Lambda; National Honor Society for Collegiate Scholars

 

 

Emily Diab — Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Bakersfield, California
Major/Minor: Public Relations and Communication Studies major
Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Current intern as the Tuscaloosa Market Manager for uHaps, Inc. Past intern at the UA Office of Student Media and the Alabama Rivers Alliance.
Community Service: “The New Normal” PSA, Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief, Habitat for Humanity
Organization Membership: PRSSA President, The Capstone Agency Director of PR, Student Academic Executive Council

 

 

Kaitlyn Echols — The Woodlands, Texas
Major/Minor: Public Relations/German
Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, J. Kelly Sisk Memorial Endowed Scholarship, International Studies Scholar, Julia Tutwiler Scholarship, University Honors College, International Honors Program
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Events and Communications Assistant, Houston Habitat for Humanity; Media Relations Assistant, UA’s College of Engineering; Team Lead, Capstone Agency; Study abroad at University of Salzburg; Director, “Tuesday Night Teens” (after-school program)
Community Service: Habitat for Humanity, Angel Tree, Compassion International (community advocate), Salvation Army, First Friends, Silverado Senior Living Community, Houston Special Olympics (Coordinator), Running to Achieve, Star of Hope, Mission Trip to Mexico (Site Coordinator)
Organization Membership: ASSCA, Student Executive Council, PRSSA, Capstone Agency, American Institute for Foreign Study, Anchor Club
Dorothy Griffith — Spanish Fort, Alabama
Major/Minor: Public Relations and Political Science/Liberal Arts
Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, University Honors College, Blount Undergraduate Initiative
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Marketing/Outreach Intern, Capstone Village, Bayside Academy, assistant to the college guidance counselor and manager of information sciences; Writer for Monster’s Making It Count Website, “Year One: A College Blog”
Community Service: Voter Registration Drive, Fundraising for CASA, Alabama Girls’ State Counselor, Relay for Life Team Captain
Organization Membership: Student Government Association Deputy Communications Director, The Other Club President; Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority Vice President Public Relations, Vice President Panhellenic, Alternate Panhellenic Delegate; Alabama Youth Summit Director of Programming; SGA Senator; College Republicans
Amber M. Parker — Bessemer, Alabama
Major/Minor: Public Relations/Political Science and Asian Studies with a concentration in Japanese
Academic Achievements: Anderson Society, Black Faculty and Staff Scholar Award
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Weber Shandwick-Dallas, Intern; University of Alabama Office of Media Relations, Intern; West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, Intern; The Crimson White, Advertising Intern and Contributing Writer
Community Service: Bridging the Gap, Creator; Meals on Wheels; Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama; Creative Campers; Forest Manor Nursing Home
Organization Membership: Lambda Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, President; Capstone Association of Black Journalists, Vice President; PRCA; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Vice President (2009-2011); Student Government Association, Director of the Black Belt Initiative and International Student Standing Committee (2009-2010); Avanti, Team Member (2009)
Hope Peterson — Atlanta, Georgia
Major/Minor: Public Relations/Political Science and Business
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern, Gilmore, Poole & Riley LLC; Intern, Congressman Tom Graves in Washington, D.C., office; Assistant Philanthropy Chair for Kappa Delta Sorority; Crossing Point Prom Coordinator; Shamrock Fundraiser Run Planner; Girl Scout Event Planner
Community Service: Tutor, Capstone Mentors and First Connection Program
Organization Membership: Kappa Delta Sorority: Assistant Homecoming Chair; Kappa Delta Sorority: Freshman Mentor; PRSSA; PLSA (Pre-Law Student Association)
Alexandra Reichenbach — Great Falls, Virginia
Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business
Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honour Society
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Public Relations Intern at KC Projects; Senior Editor, The Corolla; PRSSA, Director of Public Relations
Community Service: Literacy Is the Edge, International Student Volunteers
Organization Membership: PRSSA

 

 

Megan Reichenbach — Great Falls, Virginia
Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business
Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key Honour Society
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: UA Corolla Contributing Writer, PRSSA Secretary
Community Service: Literacy Is the Edge Program Tutor, International Student Volunteers
Organization Membership: PRSSA, March of Dimes Campaigns Team

 

Meghan Rodriguez — Clifton, New Jersey
Major/Minor: Public Relations/English
Academic Achievements: Dean’s List
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Alabama Athletic Media Relations Student Assistant, NBC Sports Communications and Marketing Intern, Birmingham Barons Media Relations Intern
Community Service: Hackensack University Medical Center Volunteer
Organization Membership: FATE, PRSSA

 

 

Maria Sanders — Robertsdale, Alabama
Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business
Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, President’s List
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Current University of Alabama Press Student Marketing Assistant, University of Alabama Press Marketing Intern, Xbox 360 Brand Amabassador, Mossy Oak Brand Camo Public Relations Intern, Student writer for the Corollla
Community Service: Habitat for Humanity Board Leader, Literacy Is the Edge Tutor, Angel Tree
Organization Membership: The Capstone Agency Account Executive, PRSSA, Phi Eta Sigma, Kappa Tau Alpha, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, PRCA, Apwonjo

Sarah Shea — Madison, Alabama
Major/Minor: Public Relations/English and Spanish
Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, University Honors College
Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern, Literacy Council of West Alabama; Intern, City of Tuscaloosa Incident Command; Study abroad at Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid, Spain
Community Service: “The New Normal” PSA, Temporary Emergency Services, West Alabama Food Bank, Skyland Elementary Tutor, Relay for Life
Organization Membership: Alpha Phi Sorority: Family Weekend Chair, Vice President of Member Education, Homecoming Chair; Kappa Tau Alpha; Cardinal Key; Freshman Forum

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