Editor Biographies, Spring 2016

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Kala Brumbaugh
Kala Brumbaugh; photo by Leah Tobak

Kala Brumbaugh — Claysburg, Pennsylvania
Writer/Editor

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Management

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2013-Present), President’s List (Fall 2015)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: PR Department Assistant Director — Capstone Agency (Fall 2014-Present); Elementary School Tutor — America Reads & Counts (Fall 2014-Present); Director of Administration & Finance — Capstone Agency (Fall 2015); Product Development Intern — Capital BlueCross (Summer 2015); Guest Relations — University Event Staff (Spring 2014-2016); Capstone Agency (Fall 2013)

Community Service: America Reads and Counts Tutoring Program (Fall 2014-Present)

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, UAPRSSA, UA Diamond Dolls

Kelly Breeding; photo by Leah Tobak
Kelly Breeding; photo by Leah Tobak

Kelley Breeding — Franklin, Tennessee
Writer/Editor

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Psychology

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List and President’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Tuscaloosa River Market Intern (January 2015-December 2015); Alpha Delta Pi Campaign Chair (August 2012-Present); Elementary School Counselor (May 2010-July 2015); Business Development Intern for College Social (May 2012-July 2015)

Community Service: Al’s Pals (August 2014-December 2015)

Organization Membership: Alpha Delta Pi, Order of Alpha, Order of Omega, PRSSA

 

Elizabeth Broussard; photo by Leah Tobak
Elizabeth Broussard; photo by Leah Tobak

Elizabeth Broussard — Oakton, Virginia
Writer/Editor

Major/Minors: Public Relations/English and Italian

Academic Achievements: President’s List (Summer 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2013), Dean’s List (Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2013)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Director of Media Relations for Capstone Agency (current), Assistant Director of Media Relations for Capstone Agency (Fall 2015), UA in Italy: Language and Culture (Summer 2015), Media Relations Strategist for Alabama Association of Nonprofits’ Annual Reach Summit (Spring 2015), Digital Sales Intern at Provident Music Group/Sony Entertainment (Summer 2014), Pi Beta Phi Vice President of Member Development (November 2013-November 2014), Leasing Agent for The Avenue at Tuscaloosa (November 2012-October 2013)

Community Service: Church of the Highlands Tuscaloosa Dream Team (small groups and worship)

Organization Membership: Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, Capstone Agency, Public Relations Student Society of America, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Bama United

Rachel Chandler; photo by Leah Tobak
Rachel Chandler; photo by Leah Tobak

Rachel Chandler — Woodstock, Georgia
Writer/Editor

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computing Tech & Applications

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015), The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: LeadAbroad Ambassador (Present), Zeta Tau Alpha Director of Activities (Spring 2015-Fall 2015), Zeta Tau Alpha Recruitment Intern (Spring 2014-Fall 2014), PR Assistant/Receptionist for Keller Williams Real Estate (Summer 2014)

Community Service: Austin Shepherd Foundation, Power of Pink Volunteers, Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter

Organization Membership: Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity for Women, UAPRSSA

 

Morgan Martin; photo by Leah Tobak
Morgan Martin; photo by Leah Tobak

Morgan Martin — Chattanooga, Tennessee
Writer/Editor

Major/Minors: Public Relations/English and Sociology

Academic Achievements: Deans List, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Student Marketing and Advertising Assistant for the University of Alabama Supe Store (October 2015-present); Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Client Services and Marketing Intern (May 2015-August 2015); PRSSA Delegate (Jan. 2015-May 2015); A-Team Leader for the University of Alabama First Year Experience (March 2014- Feb 2015); University of Alabama Project Health, Health Advocate (January 2014-December 2014); The Crimson White Advertising Intern (September 2013-November 2013)

Community Service: The Bethlehem Center (January 2007-present); Ronald McDonald House Charities (May 2010-present)

Organization Membership: PRSSA, PRSA, Alpha Delta Pi, UA Study Abroad in South America

Hannah MacInnis; photo by Leah Tobak
Hannah MacInnis; photo by Leah Tobak

Hannah MacInnis — Halifax, Massachusetts
Writer/Editor

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Management

Academic Achievements: National Honors Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Creative Campus Intern (August 2015-present); Child Abuse Prevention Center Intern (January 2015-May 2015); Be the Match on Campus Public Relations Director (Aug. 2015- present); PRSSA Delegate (January 2015-May 2015); Al’s Pals Student Leader (January 2014-present); Alpha Delta Pi Philanthropy Chair (January 2014- December 2014); Alpha Delta Pi New Member Leader (August 2013-December 2013/August 2015-December 2015)

Community Service: Al’s Pals (Aug. 2012- present); Be the Match on Campus (Jan. 2015- present)

Organization Membership: PRSSA, PRSA, Alpha Delta Pi, National Panhellenic Conference as a Sigma Rho Chi

 

Drew Pendleton; photo by Leah Tobak
Drew Pendleton; photo by Leah Tobak

Drew Pendleton — Ballwin, Missouri
Writer/Editor

Major/Minors: Public Relations and Spanish/Creative Writing

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015), President’s List (Fall 2014), UA Scholar (Present)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Media Relations Strategist — Capstone Agency (Present); Freelance Editor —  Mosaic Magazine (Present); Managing Editor —  Mosaic Magazine (Fall 2015); Study Abroad — UA in Spain (Summer 2015); Writer — Mosaic Magazine (Fall 2014-Spring 2015); Contributing Culture Writer and Film Columnist — The Crimson White (Fall 2013-Fall 2015)

Community Service: 57 Miles (Fall 2013)

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, UAPRSSA, UA Honors College, Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society

Mackenzie Ross; photo by Leah Tobak
Mackenzie Ross; photo by Leah Tobak

Mackenzie Ross — Meridian, Mississippi
Writer/Editor

Majors: Public Relations and Political Science

Academic Achievements: President’s List (Fall 2013-Fall 2015), Public Relations Academic Achievement Award, Cardinal Key Junior Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Secretary – Capstone Men and Women (Present), Deputy Vice President for Academic Affairs – Student Government Association (Present), President – Cardinal Key Honor Society (Present), President – Team One Love (Present), 2nd Place – Fall 2015 Speak Off Competition, Public Relations Intern – Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Program (Summer 2015), Staff News Writer — The Crimson White (Spring 2015), Director of Academic Programs – Student Government Association (2014-2015), Co-Chairman – Student Health Advisory Committee (2014-2015), First Year Council Representative – Student Government Association (2013-2014), UA Freshman Emerging Scholars Research Program, 2014 Patricia Carmichael Award for Involvement, The President’s Volunteer Service Award

Community Service: Turning Point Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Agency, DREAM Alabama, BelieveUA, Calvary Baptist Church Kids Club, Crimson Kindness

Organization Membership: PRSSA, Honors College, Capstone Men and Women, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Crimson Aviators

Eliza Sheffield; photo by Leah Tobak
Eliza Sheffield; photo by Leah Tobak

Eliza Sheffield — High Point, North Carolina
Writer/Editor

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Music

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2012-Spring 2015), President’s List Fall 2015

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Communication Intern — Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (Summer 2015); Copyeditor for The OpenSpace Agility Handbook (Fall 2015); President, Co-chair of Service — Reformed University Fellowship (Fall 2015-present); ACT tutor with College Admissions Made Possible (Fall 2015-present); Resident Advisor (Fall 2013-Fall 2014); PR Intern — Alabama Blues Project (Fall 2015); Homegrown Alabama PR Team (Fall 2015-present); Communication Intern — Kentuck Art Center (Spring 2015); Staff Copy Editor — The Crimson White (Fall 2012-Spring 2014)

Community Service: Boys & Girls Club; World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms:Italy (June 2015)

Organization Membership: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF); Honors College Assembly

 

Leah Tobak; photo by Lindsey Young
Leah Tobak; photo by Lindsey Young

Leah Tobak – Franklin, Tennessee
Writer/Editor

Major/Minor: Public Relations/English

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015), UA Scholar (Present)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Staff Writer – Alice Magazine (Present); Owner/Blogger – The Look | A Fashion+Lifestyle Blog (Present); Campus Representative – Victoria’s Secret PINK (Present); Public Relations Committee – UA Dance Marathon (Present); Public Relations Chair – UA Meeting Professionals International (Present); Secretary – UA Meeting Professionals International (Present); Intern – TREND Nashville Magazine (2015); PR Intern – The Abbott Agency (2015); Intern – Visual Elements, A Quest Drape Company (2014)

Community Service: Al’s Pals Mentoring, Gamma Delegate Peer Health Educators, Roswell Presbyterian Church Camp Counselor

Organization Membership: Phi Mu Fraternity, Public Relations Student Society of America, UA Dance Marathon, UA Meeting Professionals International

Kenzie Winn; photo by Leah Tobak
Kenzie Winn; photo by Leah Tobak

Kenzie Winn — Suwanee, Georgia
Writer/Editor

Majors: Public Relations and American Studies

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2013-Present)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Alumni Relations Intern — Ernst & Young (March 2015-Present); Public Relations Intern — Tuscaloosa City Schools (September 2015-Present); Public Relations Assistant — United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama (May 2015-November 2015) Zeta Tau Alpha Intramural Chair (August 2012)

Community Service: Mothers and Daughters Against Cancer (Fall 2012-Present)

Organization Membership: The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2012-Present)

Lindsey Young; photo by Leah Tobak
Lindsey Young; photo by Leah Tobak

Lindsey Young — Birmingham, Alabama
Writer/Editor

Major/Minor: Public Relations/International Studies

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2012, Fall 2013), Capstone Scholar (Present)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: President — UA PRSSA (Present); C&IS Student Executive Council (Present); A+PR Student Initiative Board (Present); Media Relations Strategist — Capstone Agency (Present); St. Regis Hotel Atlanta (June 2015-January 2016); Secretary — UA PRSSA (May 2014-April 2015); Insights Strategist — Capstone Agency (April 2014-April 2015); Web Director — Bateman Competition Team (November 2014-April 2015); Student Recruitment Team (May 2014-March 2015); Board Member — Red Mountain Theatre Company (April 2014-May 2015); Public Relations Intern — STYLE Advertising (May 2014-August 2014); Publications Writer — UA PRSSA (January 2014- May 2014); Walt Disney College Program (January 2013-May 2013)

Community Service: Red Mountain Theatre Company (February 2014-May 2015)

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, UA PRSSA, A+PR Student Initiative Board, C&IS Student Executive Council


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Madalyn Atherton — Huntsville, Alabama
Marketing Director

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Creative Writing

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2012-Spring 2015)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Public Relations Intern — Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion (Present); UA PRSSA (Present); Upper Street London Public Relations Intern (Summer 2015); CMA EDU Social Media Director (Present); Public Relations Intern — Child Abuse Prevention Services (Spring 2015); UA Panhellenic Sigma Rho Chi (Summer 2014); Writer for The Odyssey (Fall 2013-Spring 2015) Delta Zeta New Member Assistant (Spring-Fall 2013)

Community Service: Tuscaloosa’s One Place; Habitat for Humanity; Child Abuse Prevention Services; Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bowl

Organization Membership: Delta Zeta; UA Resonance Show Choir; PRSSA; CMA EDU

Hayley Kilgo — Cullman, Alabama
Design and Marketing Assistant

Majors: Public Relations and Restaurant, Hotels, Meetings Management

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Digital Department — Capstone Agency (Present); Public Relations & Social Media Intern — Superfly Presents (Summer 2015); Marketing Coordinator — UA Veteran and Military Affairs Office (2014-2015); Social Media Campus Representative — 31 Bits (2014-2015)

Community Service: Ronald McDonald House, Caring for Camo, Habitat for Humanity

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, UAPRSSA, Alabama Diamond Dolls, Alpha Delta Pi

Amber Patterson — Augusta, Georgia
Design Director and Graduate Assistant

Undergraduate Major/Minors: Public Relations/Marketing; Currently pursuing an M.A. in Advertising and Public Relations

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: PR Intern — KC Projects (Present); Rebelle Agency (Summer 2014); Content Manager — Web Development and Processing Department of Student Affairs for The University of Alabama (Fall 2011-Spring 2014 ); Director — Kreative Kidz Community Service Organization (Present); Social Chair — National Council of Negro Women (Present); Senior New Business Member — Capstone Agency (Present);

Community Service: Kreative Kidz (Present), National Council of Negro Women (Present)

Organization Membership: National Council of Negro Women, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, Golden Key Honour Society, PRSSA, Capstone Agency

Taylor Shelnutt — Douglasville, Georgia
Editorial Director

Majors/Minor: Public Relations and Spanish/General Business

Academic Achievements: President’s List (Fall 2012-Spring 2015), Presidential Scholar (Present), Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar (Spring 2015)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Firm Director — Capstone Agency (Present); Account Executive — Capstone Agency (Present); A+PR Student Initiative Board (Present); Agency Account Services Intern — Compassion International (Summer 2015); Public Relations Intern — Alchemist Branding (Winter 2014); Social Media Committee Leader — UA PRSSA (Fall 2014-Spring 2015); Assistant Firm Director — Capstone Agency (Fall 2014-Spring 2015); Assistant Communications Director for Engagement — SGA (Fall 2014-Spring 2015); Study Abroad — UA in Spain (Summer 2014); Assistant Account Executive — Capstone Agency (Spring 2014)

Community Service: Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama (Fall 2012-Spring 2014); Spanish Outreach tutoring program (Spring 2014); Vacation Bible School crew leader (Summer 2013)

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, UAPRSSA, Student Initiative Board

Luke Thomas — Birmingham, Alabama
Editorial Assistant

Majors: Public Relations and French

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Culverhouse College of Commerce PR Intern (Present); SGA Senator (Fall 2014-Spring 2015); Crimson White Advertising & Sales Intern (Spring 2014); Vice President of C&IS Ambassadors (Present); Capstone Poll Student Research Assistant (Spring 2013-Spring 2015); A+PR Student Initiative Board Peer Relations Co-Coordinator (Present); Student Executive Council (Fall 2014-Fall 2015); Capstone Agency Insights Department (Spring 2014-Fall 2014); PRSSA (Present); Hollister Co. Associate (Spring 2011-January 2014)

Community Service: Santa’s Elves Intern (Fall 2014)

Organization Membership: PRSSA, American Mensa, SIB, C&IS Ambassadors

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