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Biographies – Fall 2009, Volume IV, Issue I

Aly Alameddin – Sugar Land, Texas

Major/Minor: Public Relations/English

Academic Achievements: President’s List (Fall 2007–Fall 2008), Dean’s List (Spring 2007 and Spring 2009), National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Jobs & Internships: Co-Account Executive for Alabama’s Big Read Campaign (Fall 2009/Spring 2010), Intern for The Methodist Hospital (Summer 2009), Intern for UA’s College of Education (Fall 2008), Intern for the City of Sugar Land Public Works Department (Summer 2008), Crimson White (Fall 2006/Spring 2007)

Community Service: Habitat for Humanity, Elves ‘n More

Organization Membership: PRSSA, Capstone Agency, Kappa Tau Alpha

Amanda Aviles – Katy, Texas

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Spanish

Academic Achievements: National Hispanic Scholar, Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: The Omni Houston Hotel at Westside Marketing Intern and Front Desk Agent, Brand Ambassador for PictureU Promotions and National Guard Paintball Tour, Vice President of Panhellenic of Kappa Alpha Theta (2008)

Community Service: CASA, Capstone Village Retirement Home, Cottondale Elementary Volunteer, Alabama Action

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, PRSSA

Jessica Boyd – Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Women’s Studies

Academic Achievements: Presidential Scholarship, University Honors Program, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key Honor Society, University of Alabama President’s List, University of Alabama Dean’s List, Listed as one of Top 2 Public Relations Students (2007 & 2009)

Jobs & Internships: University of Alabama Undergraduate Admissions Student Recruiter (2007-present); Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler LLP Office Runner (Summer 2009)

Community Service: Turning Point volunteer, Take Back the Night participant, Holt Elementary mentor, Say Adios to Domestic Violence project coordinator, Relay for Life team captain

Organization Membership: University Stewards (President 2008-2009), Alpha Chi Omega Sorority (Vice President of Fraternal Relations 2009), 21st Order of The XXXI- Senior Women’s Honor Society, Student Government Association (Public Relations Committee), Freshman Forum Creative Campus Team, Blue Key Honor Society, Cardinal Key Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Enelda Butler – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Major/Minor: Communication Studies/Public Relations and Spanish

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

Jobs & Internships: Intern at UA Media Relations (Fall 2009), WVUA News Intern (2006-2009), Resident Advisor at The University of Alabama (2008-present)

Community Service: Mentor at Holt Elementary School, Volunteer in the Read to Lead Program at Verner Elementary School, Volunteer at the RISE Center, Children’s Hands-On Museum Volunteer

Organization Membership: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

Ashley Ross – Vestavia Hills, Alabama

Major/Minor: Marketing/Public Relations

Academic Achievements: University Honors Program, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Gamma Beta Phi, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cardinal Key, Golden Key, Blue Key, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, President of The XXXI

Jobs & Internships: Internship in Governor Riley’s office (Summer 2007), Intern for the Bruno Event Team (Summer 2008), Crave Chocolatier employee (Christmas 2007), Central Paper Co. employee (Summer 2007)

Community Service: Tutor for Matthews Elementary School (Fall 2007), UA Colleges Against Cancer officer (2008-2010), St. Francis SEARCH Retreat participant (2007-2010)

Organization Membership: Pi Sigma Epsilon – VP of Communications, Public Relations Student Society of America, Capstone Agency, American Marketing Association, C&BA Women’s Initiative Program, Commerce Associate, Marketing and Sales Ambassador, Alpha Chi Omega

Meg Watson – Ellerbe, North Carolina

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Business

Academic Achievements: President’s List (Fall 2007-Spring 2009), Public Relations Academic Achievement Award for Sophomores (Spring 2008), Public Relations Academic Achievement Award for Juniors (Spring 2009), PRCA Outstanding Service Award (Spring 2009)

Jobs & Internships: DCH Health System Communications Intern (Spring 2009), Alagasco Communications Intern (Summer 2009), Tuscaloosa County School System Title III Tutor (Fall 2008-Present)

Community Service: Children’s Hands on Museum, The RISE Center

Organization Membership: PRSSA, ASSCA, Kappa Tau Alpha, Reformed University Fellowship, Alpha Lambda Delta

Jaclyn White – New Oxford, Pennsylvania

Major/Minor: Public Relations/German and Business

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008 and Spring 2009), National Merit Scholar (2006), Member of NSCS, Phi Eta Sigma, Order of Alpha, Lambda Sigma and Cardinal Key honor societies

Jobs & Internships: Tuscaloosa County PARA Public Relations Intern (Spring/Summer 2009)

Community Service: Delta Zeta’s Speech and Hearing philanthropy projects

Organization Membership: Delta Zeta Sorority, German Club, SGA Special Events Committee

Meghan Zimmerman – York, Pennsylvania

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computing Technology and Applications

Academic Achievements: Edwin F. Averyt Scholar, President’s List (Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2008) Dean’s List (Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007)

Jobs & Internships: Roda Creative Services: Intern (Summer 2009), The SOURCE Communication Team, Victoria Secret PINK Campus Representative Intern (Aug 2008-Present), PRSA Certification Review (January 2009), National Pan-Hellenic Association: Sigma Rho Chi (Summer 2008), In-Field Promotions: Chili’s Tailgate Tour (Nov 2008), 8 Days A Week: All American Football League (Nov 2007), In Any Event / Foley Agency: Nextel Wireless (April 2007). The Crimson Calling Center (September 2007-April 2008)

Community Service: Turning Point, Speech and Hearting Center, Head Start Program

Organization Membership: The SOURCE Communication Team, Delta Zeta Sorority (2007-2009), National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Gamma Beta Phi Honorary Scholar and Service Society

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