Editor Biographies, Fall 2013

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Borland_KyleKyle Borland – Prattville, Alabama and Ramstein, Germany

Majors: Public Relations/Business and Political Science

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

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Social Marketing Coordinator- The EDGE Tuscaloosa (August 2013-present); Outreach Director- Alabama International Relations Club (April 2013-present); Asst. Director of Marketing- UA Dance Marathon (April 2013-present); Google Ad Camp (Summer 2013); Public Affairs Intern- Southern Poverty Law Center (Summer 2013); Marketing Asst.- UA Athletics (January 2013-May 2013)

Organization Membership: Capstone Ad Fed, PRCA, PRSSA, UA Honors College

 

Cox_CourtneyCourtney Cox — Centreville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Psychology

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Social Media Assistant- UA EMBA Dept. (June 2013-Present); Event Programmer- University Programs (August 2013-Present); Intern- Alabama Media Group, Birmingham Magazine (April 2013-June 2013)

Organization Membership: PRSSA

 

 

DeJong_SarahSarah de Jong – Nashville, Tennessee

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Event Management

Academic Achievements: Outstanding Public Relations Junior Award, Outstanding Public Relations Sophomore Award, President’s List, Dean’s List, Capstone Communication Society Memorial Endowed Scholarship, J. Kelly Sisk Communications Scholarship, Sigma Alpha Lambda honor society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Public Relations Chair for Alpha Delta Pi Sorority (December 2013 – Present); Development Committee for The University of Alabama Homecoming (August 2013 – Present); Event Intern at The Old Cigar Warehouse Event Hall (May 2013 – August 2013); Leasing Agent at College Station Properties (January 2012 – Present)

Community Service – Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Graceworks, Alabama Tornado Relief, Nashville Flood Relief

Organization Membership – Alpha Delta Pi sorority, PRSSA

 

Griffiths_SusanSusan Griffiths — Atlanta, Georgia

Major/ Minors: Public Relations/ Political Science and Theatre

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Golden Key Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Research Associate- kglobal Washington, D.C. (Summer 2013); Director of Social Enrichment and Risk Management- Alpha Delta Pi, Eta chapter (2013); President- UA PRSSA (2013); Director of Communication- Office of Student Affairs- University of Alabama SGA (2012-2013); Assistant Director of Public Relations- University of Alabama Community Service Center (2012-2013); Vice President of ASSCA (Alabama Student Society of Communication Arts) (2012- 2013); Vice President- UA PRSSA (2012); Logistics and Program Service Coordinator- YMCA Camp High Harbour (2011-2012)

Community Service: Ronald McDonald House

Organization Membership: Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Capstone Agency, PRCA, PRSSA, Student Government Association, Young Americans for Liberty

 

Hoff_Brian PreferredBrian Hoff — Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Philosophy

Academic Achievements: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Alumni Scholar Award, Clemson & Duckworth Merit Scholarship, Golden Key Honor Society, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, President’s List, Sesquicentennial Faculty/Staff Scholarship

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Co-host of “Reel Tracks Radio” program- WVUA-FM 90.7 The Capstone (July 2012-Present); Assistant Music Director- WVUA-FM 90.7 The Capstone (May 2012-Present); Courier- Rosen Harwood, P.A. (Summer 2012); Playlist DJ- WVUA-FM 90.7 The Capstone (Feb. 2012 – July 2012); Delivery Driver- Jimmy John’s(2010-2011)

Community Service: Believe UA mentoring program, Every Move Counts, UA Dance Marathon

Organization Membership: Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, Honors College Assembly, UA Honors College

 

Holdbrooks_LexiLexi Holdbrooks — Knoxville, Tennessee

Major/Minor: Public Relations and English

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Sigma Alpha Lambda

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Assistant PR/Social Media Coordinator- Proffitt PR (August 2013-Present), Intern- Proffitt PR (May 2013-August 2013); Marketing Intern- Town & Country magazine (May 2012- August 2012); Intern- Lewis Communications (May 2011- August 2011)

Organizational Membership: Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, PRCA, PRSSA, Study abroad in Florence, UA Greek Programming Board

 

Jones_AshleyAshley Jones — Tulsa, Oklahoma

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies

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

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Public Relations Intern- Waller & Company Public Relations (May 2013 – August 2013); Assistant Student Director of Public Relations- The University of Alabama Community Service Center (August 2012 – May 2013); Public Relations Intern- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma (May 2012 – August 2012); Public Relations and Special Events Intern- Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tulsa Affiliate (May 2012 – August 2012)

Community Service: CASA, Habitat for Humanity, Iron Gate Ministries

Organization Membership: Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, PRSSA, UA Honors College

 

Ladrillono_BenjieBenjamin Ladrillono — Madison, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Business

Academic Achievements: Capstone Convocation Pin, Golden Key Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, President’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Director of Public Relations: C&IS Ambassadors (May 2013- Present); Public Relations Intern: Intermark Group (May 2013–August 2013); Resident Advisor: The University of Alabama (August 2012-Present)

Community Service: Relay for Life, Secret Meals, Tuscaloosa One Place Program at Matthews Elementary School

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, PRSSA, The University of Alabama Honors College

 

McMahon_JacquieJacquie McMahon — Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Major/Minors: Public Relations / Communication Studies & Business

Academic Achievements: John W. Felton Public Relations Endowed Scholarship, President’s List, Public Relations Academic Award for Juniors

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Corporate Intern- Edelman Atlanta (Summer 2013); Firm Director- Capstone Agency (2013); Assistant Communications Director- Student Government Association (2013); Media Consultant- Gillis Jewelers (2013); PRSSA Secretary (2012-2013); Panhellenic PR Committee (Spring 2012); Junior Account Executive- Prescription Drug Awareness Campaign (Fall 2011)

Organization Membership: Delta Delta Delta sorority, UA Honors College

 

OKeefe_AimeAime O’Keefe — Melbourne, Florida

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Biology

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: LessThanUThink Account Manager: (April 2013-present); Graphic Designer: Georgianna UMC (May 2012-August 2012); Media Creation Intern: Liv2BGirl (January 2012-August 2012)

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, Crimson Tide Ballroom Dancers, Honors College Assembly, Junior Achievement, PRCA, PRSSA, The University of Alabama Honors College

 

Rich_ChristiChristi Rich — Hoschton, Georgia

Majors/Minor: Public Relations and Political Science/General Business

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Golden Key Honor Society, Presidential Scholarship recipient

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern- Ervin | Hill Strategy (Summer 2013); President- UA PRSSA (2013); Director of Communications- Student Government Association (2013); Vice President- UA PRSSA (Spring 2013); Assistant Director of Communications- Student Government Association (2012-2013); Newsletter Committee Leader- UA PRSSA (Fall 2012); Research Associate- kglobal Washington, D.C. (Summer 2012); The Fund for American Studies (Summer 2012); Public Relations Consultant- Home Health Equipment Inc. (Summer 2011)

Community Service: Relay for Life

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, UA Honors College

 

Smith_JessicaJessica Smith — Andalusia, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/English

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Assistant Curator- Springdale Mansion (May 2013 – August 2013); Crimson Calling Center (January 2013-present); Contributing Writer- The Crimson White (January 2013-present); Twitter Committee Leader- UA PRSSA (August 2011-May 2012); Sales Associate- Med Associates (May 2010-May 2013)

Community Service: Beat Auburn Beat Hunger

 

Weigel_KarlyKarly Weigel — Southlake, Texas

Majors/Minor: Political Science and Public Relations/English (Pre-Law)

Academic Achievements: Carl A. Elliott Honor Society, Dean’s List, Lambda Sigma Honor Society, Lee Roy Jordan Endowed Scholarship, UA out-of-state recruitment keynote speaker (February 2013), Vice President of Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society.

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: UA Political Science Research Assistant; Intern for the Alabama Republican Party; Weather Intern at WVUA TV station; contributing writer for The Crimson White; freelance writer for The Corolla yearbook; writer for the UA Service-Learning Magazine; Writer for The Odyssey.

Community Service: Children’s Miracle Network.

Organization Membership: Freshman Forum, Honors College Assembly, Phi Mu sorority, Study abroad in China, UA Honors College, University Stewards

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