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Editor Biographies

MSMichelle Sue Agee — Hurst, Texas

Major(s): Public Relations/Restaurant Hospitality Management, concentration in Meeting and Event Planning

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

Jobs, Internships and other Achievements: Marketing Intern — The New Movement, Austin, Texas (Summer 2014); Public Relations Intern — Red Mountain Entertainment, Birmingham, Alabama (Spring 2014); Public Relations Intern — DDA, Cannes, France (Summer 2013); Resident Advisor — Housing and Residential Communities, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Fall 2012-Spring 2014)

Community Service: St. Joseph’s (Haiti), Tuscaloosa Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity

Organization Membership: MPI, Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity (President, Delta Beta Chapter)

brittanybrittanyBrittany Downey — Spring, Texas

Major/Minors: Public Relations/General Business and Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society, Collegiate Scholarship recipient

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: PR Intern — Culverhouse College of Commerce at The University of Alabama (Present); Director of PR — UA PRSSA (Present); Senate Director of Communications — Student Government Association (Spring 2014); Senior Media Relations Strategist — Capstone Agency (Present); Windows UCrew Representative — Fluent grp. (Fall 2013, Spring 2014); L’Oreal Student Promoter — Campus Entertainment LLC. (Spring 2013); Intern and Contributing Writer — VYPE Magazine (January 2012-Summer 2013)

Community Service: Student For a Cure to MS (SFCMS), UA Honors College Student Mentor (Fall 2012)

Organization Membership: Delta Zeta Sorority, UA Honors College, PRSSA, Capstone Agency

jeanJean Faircloth — Mobile, Alabama

Majors/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Order of Omega Honor Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern — Senator Jeff Sessions’ office | Washington, D.C. (Summer 2013); Intern — Development team | Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (Summer 2014); Student Assistant — Nick’s Kids Fund | Tuscaloosa, Alabama (2013-2014); Activities/Homecoming Chairman — Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority (Spring 2012-Fall 2014); Leader — Alpha Omega (2013)

Community Service: Krispy Kreme 5K Challenge; Big Brothers Big Sisters Halloween carnival/book drive; Cystic Fibrosis Walk; Ashland Place United Methodist Church Pantry Volunteer; University of Alabama Golf Tournament Volunteer; Al’s Pals Tutor

Organization Membership: Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority; PRSSA

KatieHKatie Foster Howard — Montevallo, Alabama

Major/Minors: Public Relations/French and Creative Writing

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, Presidential Scholarship recipient, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern — Sidewalk Film Festival (Summer 2014); Digital Media Director — WVUA-FM (Spring 2014); Production Director — WVUA-FM (Fall 2013); Intern — Creative Campus (Fall 2012-Spring 2014); Specialty Show Host — WVUA-FM (Fall 2013-Spring 2014); Best Specialty Show 2013-14 — WVUA-FM; Intern — Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission (Summer 2013)

Community Service: Secret Meals for Hungry Children

Organization Membership: UA Honors College, Black Warrior Film Festival

connorConnor Fox — Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/American Studies

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, The University of Alabama’s Outstanding Sophomore Award, Anderson Society, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Cardinal Key Honor Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern — Premier Agency (Summer 2014); Media Relations Apprentice — Spoleto Festival USA (Summer 2014); Ambassador — College of Communication and Information Sciences (Fall 2013-Spring 2014); Intern — Sidewalk Film Festival (Summer 2013); Drum Major — Million Dollar Band (2012-present); Intern — Creative Campus (2012-present)

Community Service: READ Alabama, Secret Meals for Hungry Children

Organization Membership: The Million Dollar Band, Creative Campus, Other Club, UA Honors College

dougDoug Killough — Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Management

Academic Achievements: Scholarship recipient

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Public Relations Intern — Alchemist Branding (Present); Vice President — UA PRSSA (Present); Social Media Committee Video Platform Leader — UA PRSSA (2013-14); Most Outstanding Member — UA PRSSA (2013); Supervisor — UA Student Recreation Center (Present); Employee of the Year — UA Student Recreation Center (2013); Video Contest Winner — Plank Center (Spring 2014)

Community Service: Tornado relief efforts — City of Tuscaloosa (2011)

Organization Membership: PRSSA

katieKatie Lansford – Cullman, Alabama

Major/Minors: Public Relations/Political Science and Criminal Justice

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Student Circulation Desk Assistant — Gorgas Library (Present); Social Media Committee’s Pinterest Manager — UA PRSSA (2013-2014); Member — A-Book Editorial Board (2013-2014); Student Assistant — University of Alabama Supply Store at Tutwiler (2010-2011)

Community Service: Al’s Pals Mentor (2011-2012)

Organization Membership: PRSSA, College Republicans

AmberAmber Patterson — Augusta, Georgia

Major/Minors: Public Relations/Marketing

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

michelleMichelle Pierce — Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/English

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Account Services Committee at the Capstone Agency (Present); Public Relations Intern for 360 Media (Summer 2014); Public Relations Representative for Rent the Runway (August 2012–May 2013); Marketing Assistant at The Lofts at City Center (August 2012-May 2013)

Community Service: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Tornado relief efforts (2011)

Organization Membership: Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, PRSSA, Capstone Agency

rachelrachelRachel Uniatowski — Newark, Delaware

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies

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

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Publications Committee Leader — UA PRSSA (Present); Assistant Director of Public Relations — UA Community Service Center (Spring 2014); Media Relations Intern — University of Delaware Office of Communications and Marketing (Summer 2013)

Community Service: Habitat for Humanity, American Diabetes Association, Junior Achievement

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, PRSSA, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity

kelseykelseyKelsey Weiss — Peachtree City, Georgia

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Entrepreneurship

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Collegiate Scholarship recipient

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Public Relations and Digital Media Intern — KC Projects (Summer 2014); Special Events Intern — National Multiple Sclerosis Society: GA Chapter (Summer 2013); Account Services Director — Capstone Agency (Spring 2014-Present); Finalist for the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation Award (Spring 2014); Capstone Agency Advisor’s Award (Spring 2014); Account Executive — Capstone Agency (2013-Present); Walk MS: Tuscaloosa Co-Chair & Committee — National Multiple Sclerosis Society: AL-MS Chapter (2012-Present)

Community Service: Walk MS: Tuscaloosa, Student For a Cure to MS (SFCMS)

Organization Membership: Delta Zeta Sorority, PRSSA, Capstone Agency, UA Honors College

maryMary Kathryn Woods — Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, Public Relations Award for Freshman, Golden Key Honour Society, Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Media Relations Committee at the Capstone Agency (Present); Public Relations Intern at STYLE Advertising (Summer 2014); Staff Writer at The Odyssey (September 2013–May 2014); Public Relations Representative for Rent the Runway (August 2012–May 2013)

Community Service: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Tornado relief efforts (2011)

Organization Membership: Phi Mu Women’s Fraternity, PRSSA, Capstone Agency

Platform Magazine Directors

stephStefanie Dunlap — Houston, Texas
Editorial Director

Major/Minor: Public Relations/French

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Alpha Delta Lambda Honor Society, Foundations in Excellence Scholarship to the University of Alabama

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Media Relations for RDS Texas Properties LLC., Public Relations Intern for Pratt Communications in Houston, Lifeguard for Greater Houston Pools

Community Service: Meals on Wheels (Katy Chapter), Volunteer at AIDB (Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind)

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

 

maggieMaggie Jones — Andalusia, Alabama
Design Director

Majors/Minor: Public Relations/Biology, Psychology, Computing Technology & Applications

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Emerging Scholar, Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society — Public Relations Chair, Cardinal Key Honor Society — Secretary, Order of Omega Honor Society, Golden Key National Honour Society — Newsletter Editor

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: University of Alabama Aquatics and Recreation Center Lifeguard; Bama Swim School Instructor; Future Alumni of Tradition and Excellence (FATE) employee; WVUA-FM Disc Jockey — Specialty Show Host and Assistant Public Relations Director; Miss University of Alabama First Alternate and Swimsuit Winner; Intern – City of Tuscaloosa Communications Department

Community Service: Project Team Up, West Alabama Humane Shelter, Forest Manor Nursing Home, St. Judes, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Beat Auburn Beat Hunger, Secret Meals, SGA Sunday Service Initiative

Organization Membership: College of Communication and Information Sciences Ambassador — Public Relations Committee; Phi Mu Women’s Fraternity; Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA); Student Government Association (SGA) — First Year Council and Homecoming Committee

Community Service: Relay for Life

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, UA Honors College

 

jonaeJonae Shaw — Gallatin, Tennessee
Marketing Director

Majors/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies and Psychology

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

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Key Holder — Alumni Hall (2012–2014); Intern: Advertising Account Executive — The Crimson White (Spring 2012); Top Ten Nationalist — International Career Development Conference (2011); Vice President — DECA (2010–2011); Receptionist — Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts (2009–2011)

Community Service: NAACP Toy Ball, Relay for Life

Organization Membership: PRSSA, NAACP