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Editor Biographies, Spring 2013

Claudia Calhoun — Rogersville, Alabama Major/Minor: Marketing (Professional Sales Concentration)/Public Relations Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Capstone Scholar Scholarship, Betty Loomis Endowed Scholarship, Elton B. Stephens Management and Marketing Scholarship Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Sales Representative, UA Sales Program Capstone Project (August –December 2012); Marketing

The Horsepower of Conversation: IndyCar PR

Posted At: April 26, 2013 12:04 p.m. by Jessica Ruffin The sun glistened brightly against the clear blue sky, shining upon the shoulders of the pedestrians below. The smell of fresh green grass filled everyone’s noses as they made their way to the track. Armed

Toeing the Line

Posted At: April 22, 2013 2:35 p.m. by Jessica Ruffin A young blonde woman stares off in another direction, her clothes torn and her skin covered in gashes. Her surroundings reflect chaos and tragedy, the ground overtaken by puddles of blood and debris.  This picture

You’re Not Getting My Password!

Posted At: April 10, 2013 2:48 P.M. by Jessica Ruffin You presented your prospective employer with a killer résumé, nailed your elevator speech and answered the interview in a manner that would impress Donald Trump. You’re certain the job is yours and are thrilled – until

Steve Webster: Bringing the Crimson Tide to L.A.

Posted At: March 20, 2013 11:00 P.M. by Jessica Ruffin There’s no question what college football team Steve Webster favors when one steps into his office. A framed and autographed Greg McElroy jersey hangs on one of the crimson-colored walls, along with several Alabama paintings.

NASCAR Wreck Drives Home Need for Spectator Safety

Posted At: March 12, 2013 9:00 A.M. by Jessica Ruffin Millions of Americans sat horrified in front of their televisions as one of the tires and the flaming engine from Kyle Larson’s racecar went soaring into the stands at the Daytona 500 race on February 23,

Lights, Camera, PR?

Posted At: March 6, 2013 2:35 P.M. by Jessica Ruffin I’ll never forget the day that I was sitting behind a desk in Los Angeles and calmly said into the phone, “Hello, may I please speak with the representative for Charlie Sheen?” I was put

Out-of-the-Park PR

Out-of-the-Park PR

Posted At: February 20, 2013 2:42 P.M. by Jessica Ruffin The smell of freshly mown grass fills your nose, mixing with the thud of shoulder pads colliding against one another. The sound of Air Jordans squeaking on the waxed floor becomes muffled by the growing noise

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