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Past Contributing Writers, Spring 2009 – Volume III, Issue II

Chelsea Worley is a University of Alabama undergraduate student in public relations, as well as a double minor in history and computer science. After graduation in May 2009, she plans to attend graduate school. She is an active member of PRSSA and Kappa Tau Alpha, the mass communication honor society. In the spring of 2008, she served on the Platform Magazine writing team. After she obtains her graduate degree, she plans to seek a career in the PR field, while also pursuing a future as a writer.


Martha Griffith is a senior at The University of Alabama double majoring in history and public relations. She is the recipient of the Arnold M. Barban Award for Excellence in Advertising and Public Relations from the UA College of Communication and Information Sciences. She was a member of the Fall 2008 Platform Magazine student editorial team. Griffith will attend The University of Alabama Law School upon graduation in May 2009.


Erin Ireland currently works for Glenwood, The Autism and Behavioral Health Center of Alabama. She is a development associate, working with the nonprofit organization’s fundraising initiatives and volunteers. Ireland is a 2008 cum laude graduate of The University of Alabama with a B.A. in public relations. She was a member of the Spring 2008 Platform team.


Kyle F. Reinson joined the faculty at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, in 2007. With more than 15 years as an agency and corporate public relations manager and executive, he advises the college’s PRSSA chapter and its student-run marketing communications firm PRIMA Connections. Reinson is committed to helping students develop leadership qualities that will move them quickly through entry-level jobs into managerial positions.


Miranda Harbin recently graduated cum laude from The University Alabama with a B.A. in public relations. She was a member of the Fall 2008 Platform Magazinestudent editorial team.


Eyun-Jung Ki, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama and a fellow of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Florida specializing in public relations. Her areas of research are broad-based and include organization-public relationships with a focus on the effects of organizational day-to-day communication activities on the relationship quality between an organization and its publics; public relations effectiveness measurement; new technologies in public relations; and public relations ethics, investor relations, as well as other management issues. The main teaching areas that she enjoys are public relations management and public relations campaigns.

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