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Biographies – Fall 2007 – Volume II, Issue I

Abby Barton – Trussville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Political Science

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List; President’s List; Alumni Heritage and Alumni Scholar Scholarships

Jobs & Internships: The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration Technology Group — Senior Lab Assistant

Community Service: The Ronald McDonald House; Alabama Young Adult Chrysalis; KidOne Transport; Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Food Drive

Organization Membership: Kappa Tau Alpha – 2007; SGA – Public Relations Committee, Homecoming Publicity Committee, Executive Programs Committee – 2004-2007; Alpha Delta Pi – Recruitment Information Manager, Scholarship Chair – 2004-2007; Emerging Leaders – 2004; Phi Eta Sigma

Betsy Beam – Guntersville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computer Science

Academic Achievements: Alumni Scholar Award, 2004-2007; President’s Cabinet School, 2004-2007; Most Outstanding PR Student, 2005; President’s List; Dean’s List; Oliver Delchamps Communication Scholarship, 2007; Phi Mu Foundation Scholarship, 2007

Jobs & Internships: Harrison and Shriftman, New York, NY — Public Relations Lifestyle Intern; Southern Accents and Entrée Magazine, New York, NY — Intern; University of Alabama Athletic Department — Equipment Manager

Community Service: RISE-Stallings Center Volunteer; Children’s Miracle Network Volunteer; “You’ve Got a Friend” Member

Organization Membership: Phi Eta Sigma; Lambda Sigma; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Golden Key International Honour Society; Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society; Order of Omega; Phi Mu Sorority — Membership Director (2006), Public Relations Committee

Allison Bridges – Mobile, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computer Technology and Applications, and Psychology

Academic Achievements: PRCA Student Medallion Award, 2007; Alabama Travel Industry Scholarship, 2007; Alpha Delta Pi Ruth Pretty Palmer National Panhellenic Award, 2007; Order of Omega Outstanding Sophomore, 2006; President’s List, 2007; Dean’s List, 2004-2006

Jobs & Internships: Sports Illustrated and Time Inc. — Sports Illustrated Consultant, 2007-present; The University of Alabama College of Engineering — Public Relations Assistant, 2006-present; Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau — Communications Intern, 2007; Creative Campus — Marketing Coordinator, 2006-2007

Community Service: Ronald McDonald House; Creator of the Greek Dodgeball Tournament; American Red Cross; Sorority Leader for Beat AU/Beat Hunger Canned Food Campaign; Team Captain for St. Jude’s Up ’til Dawn; Big Brothers/Sisters of Tuscaloosa; Boys and Girls Club; Habitat for Humanity; Angel Tree Network; Hurricane Katrina Volunteer with American Red Cross; Co-sponsored Hurricane Katrina Benefit with Fraternity

Organization Membership: Alabama Student Society of Communication Arts, 2007; The XXXI, 2007; Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society, 2007; Omicron Delta Kappa, 2007; Order of Omega, 2007; Cardinal Key, 2006; Golden Key International Honour Society, 2006; Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, 2006; The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2006; Alpha Delta Pi Sorority — Panhellenic Delegate, 2006, and New Member Coordinator, 2005; SGA Senate Assistant, 2006-2007; SGA Homecoming Committee, 2006

Christina Coston – Huntsville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Italian; Political Science

Academic Achievements: Presidential Scholarship; J. Kelly Sisk Memorial Scholarship; Madison County Alumni Scholarship; National Alumni Scholarship Dean’s List

Jobs & Internships: Primrose School of Madison; Miss University of Alabama Pageant Public Relations Intern

Community Service: Alabama Action Student Leader; Student Leader for Academic Mentoring Program; English Language Institute Conversational Partner

Organization Membership: University Honors Program; International Honors Program, Honors Programs Student Association; Honors College Ambassador; Mock Trial Association; Wesley Foundation; United Methodist Women’s College Unit; Phi Eta Sigma; Alpha Lambda Delta; National Deans List; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Golden Key International Honours Society; Kappa Tau Alpha

Dustin Fowler – Huntsville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List; John Felton Public Relations Scholarship; Oliver Delchamps Scholarship; President’s List

Jobs & Internships: Willowbrook Baptist Church — Youth Intern, Summer 2005; Huntsville Stars Baseball Organization — Intern, Summer 2006; Kanakuk Kamp — Counselor, Summer 2007

Community Service: American Red Cross — Volunteer during Katrina; Baptist Campus Ministries — Events Committee; First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa — Leadership Team, Youth Group Bible Study Leader; Habitat for Humanity — Volunteer; Willowbrook Baptist Church — Youth Group Volunteer Camp Counselor

Organization Membership: Kappa Tau Alpha; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Phi Eta Sigma; Public Relations Student Society of America; University Honors Program

Megan Frazier – Starkville, Mississippi

Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business Administration

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List; Kathleen Powers Randall Scholarship; J. Kelly Sisk Memorial Scholarship; Oliver Delchamps Scholarship; President’s List

Jobs & Internships: Greater Starkville Development Partnership — Public Relations Internship, 2005; University Programs — Director of Collegiate Life, 2006-2007; Alabama Panhellenic Executive Council — Director of Public Relations, 2007; Disney Destinations International — Publicity Assistant, 2007

Community Service: The Rise Foundation Volunteer; Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser Organizer

Organization Membership: Alabama Student Society for Communication Arts — Homecoming Chair 2005-2006, 2006-2007, President 2007-2008; Alpha Lambda Delta; Blue Key; Cardinal Key; Creative Campus Representative; Golden Key International Honour Society; Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society; Mortar Board; Omicron Delta Kappa; Order of Omega; Phi Eta Sigma; Phi Mu Sorority — Philanthropy Assistant 2004-2005, 2005-2006; Parent’s Weekend Chair 2006-2007, Sisterhood Development Board 2007-2008; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Sigma Alpha Lambda; Sigma Rho Chi – 2006

Erin Ireland – Vestavia Hills, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business Administration

Academic Achievements: Omicron Delta Kappa; Order of Omega-Outstanding Junior; Kappa Tau Alpha; Cardinal Key; Phi Eta Sigma; Capstone Scholar; Tutwiler Scholarship; Compass Bank Scholarship; Associated Builders and Contractors Scholarship

Jobs & Internships: SGA Chief of Staff (2007-2008); Wilbanks Elam Intern (Summer 2007); Procter & Gamble Fragrance Vendor (2006-present); Non-profit Enrichment Team; UA Media Relations Intern, TotalCom (Summer 2006), JH Ranch Counselor

Community Service: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation; Art for All

Organization Membership: Alpha Gamma Delta; SGA; Student Executive Council

Amy Kassis – Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Consumer Science

Academic Achievements: Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society, 2007; Dean’s List, 2004-2007; President’s List, 2006; Oliver Delchamps Scholar, 2004

Jobs & Internships: Event Coordinator Intern, The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business, August 2007-present

Community Service: The Children’s Miracle Network, Fundraising Events Volunteer; Children’s Hands-On Museum Volunteer

Organization Membership: Student Government Association, High School Leadership Committee, 2005-present; University Programs, Fine Arts Committee, August 2006-May 2007; Phi Mu Sorority, Public Relations Chair, January 2007-present

Christine Palma – Madison, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations, English/Blount Liberal Arts

Academic Achievements: President’s List 2004-2007; Public Relations Academic Award for Juniors; Public Relations Academic Award for Sophomores; Steven V. Mitchell Crimson Scholarship

Jobs & Internships: Creative Campus Initiative, Intern; Group Interactive Networks, Campus Sales Representative; TotalCom Marketing, Intern; Seigenthaler Public Relations, Intern; Teach for America, Campus Campaign Manager

Community Service: Arts for Awareness World AIDS Day; Capstone Event; Beat Auburn-Beat Hunger Food Drive; Court-Appointed Special Advocates Volunteer; Huntsville Downtown Rescue Mission Volunteer; Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Organization Membership: The XXXI, Historian; Anderson Society; Mortar Board, Secretary; Blue Key; Omicron Delta Kappa; Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society for Mass Communication, Officer; Cardinal Key National Junior Honor Society; Anti-Apathy Campaign; Capstone Event SGA Committee; Freshman Forum, Community Service Committee Chair; Blount Undergraduate Initiative; University Honors Program

Destin Rice – Guntersville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Marketing/Public Relations

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List; Guntersville Alumni Chapter Scholarship

Jobs & Internships: Curves Fitness – Marketing Internship, 2006; Tee’s T-Shirts Custom Screen Printing and Embroidery – Marketing Internship, 2007

Community Service: Boys and Girls Club Volunteer; Chili for Children Fundraiser; Church at Lake Guntersville; Humane Society of West Alabama; Hurricane Katrina Relief; Hope on Wheels Letter Writing Campaign; Ronald McDonald House Volunteer; Toys for Tots; University of Alabama Easter Egg Hunt Volunteer; Up ‘Til Dawn Letter Writing Campaign

Organization Membership: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority – Greek Week Representative, Spirit Chair and Pledge Class Coordinator; Alpha Lambda Delta; College Republicans; FATE; Gamma Beta Phi Nominee; Lambda Sigma; Phi Eta Sigma; University of Alabama Student Alumni Association; Student Government Association – Public Relations Committee

Alexandra Weaver – Mobile, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business Administration

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List 2005, 2006; President’s List 2007

Jobs & Internships: Resident Advisor, 2005-2007; the University of Alabama Customer Service Representative, 2004-2006; Camp Counselor YMCA Chandler Branch, 2007; the University of Alabama Office of Advancement Student Assistant, 2007

Community Service: Best Buddies; Habitat for Humanity; Red Cross of Tuscaloosa; Humane Society of West Alabama

Organization Membership: The University of Alabama Capstone Men and Women; the University of Alabama Residential Housing Association Committee Member; Capstone Mentors; Golden Key International Honour Society; Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society

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