Editor Biographies

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Memorie BaileyWoodstock, Georgia 

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Psychology

Academic Achievements: President’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Administrative Assistant: The Georgia Ballet (Fall 2008- Spring 2009); Intern: Dunwoody Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (Summer 2010); PR Intern: University of Alabama College of Education (August 2012–present)

Community Service: Speech and Hearing Center, Bama Paws, April 27 Tornado Relief, Greek Relief, Relay for Life

Organization Membership: Delta Zeta Sorority (3rd Vice President of Programming), PRSSA, Kappa Tau Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Capstone Agency

Leighton BrownOrlando, Florida

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Art History

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: PRSSA Chapter President; Account Director for the Student Survivors campaign; Capstone Agency; Creative Director for UA’s Bateman Campaign; Contributing Editor for The Odyssey, Journalism Intern for Catch Your Limit in Richmond, Va.; Public Relations Intern for Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute in Orlando, Fla.; Camp Counselor at Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, Mo.

Community Service: Student Tutor/Mentor at Cottondale Elementary; Volunteer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Mission to China to teach English to students

Organization Membership: Delta Delta Delta, PRSSA, Capstone Agency, PRCA, Campus Crusade

Becca BryantPinson, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computing Technologies and Applications

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, International Scholar Laureate Nominee

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Public Relations Intern, KC Projects LLC; Program Assistant of Marketing, Supervisor and Event Assistant, UA Intramural Sports; Junior Board, Birmingham Fashion Week; Special Events and Social Media Teams, LessThanUThink Campaign; Publicity Committee, UA’s Public Relations Student Society of America

Community Service: First Baptist Church of Pinson Children’s Ministry; City of Pinson Butterbean Festival Participant and Volunteer; Country Music Marathon and Half Finisher; Tuscaloosa/Birmingham tornado disaster relief

Organization Membership: PRSSA; Capstone Agency; Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA); Golden Key International Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Sigma Alpha Lamda National Leadership and Honors; Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Shelby CalambokidisAnnapolis, Maryland

Majors/Minor: International Relations and Spanish/Public Relations

Academic Achievements: President’s List; Dean’s List, 2012 Jorge Luis Borges Award for Outstanding Student at the 300 Level

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Communications Intern, Dewey Square Group; English as a Second Language Tutor, Tuscaloosa County Schools; Lifeguard, Anchor Aquatics

Community Service: Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity; Fundraiser, The Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda; Spanish Translator, Dewey Square Group, Selected as WorldTeach Ecuador Volunteer for Summer 2013

Organization Membership: Zeta Tau Alpha: Assistant Treasurer, Member of the Philanthropy Committee and Intramurals Sports Chairman; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Rachel Childers — Fort Payne, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Business and Creative Writing

Academic Achievements: President’s List; Dean’s List; The National Honors Society of Collegiate Scholars; Collegiate Scholars Scholarship; University Honors College; Kappa Tau Alpha Honors Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern, UA Media Relations; Account Executive, The Crimson White; Account Executive, Capstone Agency; Intern, TotalCom Marketing; English as a Second Language Tutor, Tuscaloosa County Board of Education; Group Exercise Instructor, UA Recreation Center

Community Service: Volunteer, Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief; Volunteer, Save First Tax Initiative; Young Women Leaders Program

Organization Membership: PRSSA; Capstone Agency; Leadership Team, First Baptist College Ministry

Jessica ColburnHoover, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Psychology

Academic Achievements: President’s List; Dean’s List; Samford Fellow (Samford University, 2009-2010)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Firm Director, Capstone Agency (2012-2013); Director of Communications, UA’s Student Government Association (2012-2013); Munson Scholar/Intern, Advertising and Public Relations Department and Cahaba River Society (Summer 2012); Coordinator, UA PRSSA’s Bateman Team (2011-2012); Community Relations Lead, Alabama Lunabotics Team (2011-2012); Community Engagement Staff Assistant, The Crimson White (2011-2012); Avanti Orientation Team, The University of Alabama (2010-2011); Intern, Children’s Hospital of Alabama Communications Department (Summer 2010); New Venture Challenge Winner, Samford’s Brock Business School and Region’s Bank Business Plan Competition (Spring 2010)

Community Service: English Tutor, St. Mary’s GED Prep Class for Single Mothers; Teacher’s Aide, Special Movement dance class for children with special needs; Tutor, The Learning Lab at Vestavia East Elementary; Mentor, UA’s Honors College

Organization Membership: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Capstone Agency, Golden Key International, Sigma Alpha Lambda

Nicole HohmanDaphne, Alabama

Major/Minors: Public Relations/Business and Graphic Design

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

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Graphic Design Intern, The Crimson White; Graphic Designer, The Crimson White; Assistant Creative Services Director, The Crimson White; Charter Member/ Associate Creative Director, IV Magazine; Marketing/Design Director, Antebellum Restaurant in Flowery Branch, Ga.; Sales Associate, Altar’d State; Camp Counselor, Camp Greystone in Tuxedo, N.C.

Community Service: Volunteer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Organization Membership: Delta Delta Delta, Capstone Agency, PRSSA, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Sam Nathews— Montevallo, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Communications Intern, The Century Council; State Director of Media Relations, LessThanUThink Campaign; Deputy Press Secretary, UA Student Government Association; Copy Editor, The Crimson White; Twitter Committee Leader, UA’s Public Relations Student Society of America

Community Service: Public Relations Volunteer, Tuscaloosa YMCA

Organization Membership: PRSSA, PRCA, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Kristin NelsonClanton, Alabama

Major/Minor:Public Relations/Political Science

Academic Achievements:President’s List; Dean’s List; University Honors College

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions; Student Justice, Academic Honor Council; Baton & Dance Instructor, MJ’s Academy of Dance; University of Alabama Crimsonette, Million Dollar Band

Community Service: Guest Reader for Read Across America Day; Visitor at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center and Capstone Retirement Community; Mentor and Tutor at Matthews Elementary School; Volunteer at the West Alabama Food Bank

Organization Membership: PRSSA, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Kappa Tau Alpha, University Honors College, Academic Honor Council, Crimsonette

Grace Roberts– Atlanta, Georgia

Majors: Public Relations and Dance

Academic Achievements: Nu Delta Alpha; Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Premium Seat Sales Coordinator, Live Nation Entertainment; Sales Associate, Primadonna’s Dance and Fitness Boutique: The Dance Centre; Guest Blogger, Alpha Phi International Fraternity; Social Media Committee: Facebook, PRSSA; Director of Parents and Family Weekend, Elections Committee, Director of Sisterhood, Alpha Phi-Beta Mu; Vice President of Communications, Bama PAWS

Community Service: Alpha Phi Foundation; Volunteer, T-Town PAWS; Volunteer, Toys for Tots

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, PRSSA, Alpha Phi International Fraternity, Bama PAWS

Christina StewardBay Minette, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computing Technology and Applications

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Community Engagement Intern, The Crimson White (UA Student Newspaper); Public Relations Intern, American Red Cross; Marketing Assistant, Corolla Yearbook (UA Yearbook); Marketing Assistant, Liberty Tax

Community Service: Volunteer, American Red Cross; Volunteer, April 27 Tornado Relief; Volunteer and Fundraiser, Hannah Home

Organization Membership: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)


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