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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 Intern, Keller Wellcare Center (July–August 2012); Marketing and PR Intern, Epic Church (March–June 2012)

Community Service: Four years of New Orleans mission trips, Tornado cleanup in Lawrence and Morgan counties, Duncanville Middle School mentoring with SMA, Epic Egg Mania Easter egg hunt and bicycle giveaway, Thanksgiving meals for Meals on Wheels, Epic Church Black Friday Madness volunteer, UA Power of Pink gymnastics meet, UA women’s Think Pink basketball game

Organization Membership: Ritual Chair and Judicial Board Junior Class representative, Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity; Golden Key Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma; Sales and Marketing Association

Haley Clemons — Arab, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computing Technologies and Applications

Academic Achievements: J. Kelly Sisk Memorial Endowed Communication Scholarship, President’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Student Director of Public Relations and Graphic Design, University of Alabama Community Service Center (August 2012–present); Student Assistant Director of Public Relations, University of Alabama Community Service Center (September 2011–August 2012); Writer, Her Campus Online Magazine (June 2012–present); Actor, Central Casting NYC (January 2010-May 2011)

Community Service: West Alabama Red Cross PR Volunteer — currently planning PR campaign for the 2013 West Alabama Food & Wine Festival, Ronald McDonald House NYC, Restore NYC, Downtown Rescue Mission, Humane Society of West Alabama

Organization Membership: PRSSA, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, SAG-AFTRA

Lindsey Green — Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Major/Minors: Public Relations/French and World Business

Academic Achievements: UA Presidential Scholar, Missouri Bright Flight Scholar

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Executive Director, UA Up ’til Dawn for St. Jude (September 2012–present); Intern, Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission (Sept. 2012–present); Capstone Men & Women (February 2012–present); Intern, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alabama (May–August 2012); Coordinator, Run for Tuscaloosa 5K (July 2011)

Community Service: READ Alabama, Ronald McDonald House, The-Make-A-Wish Foundation, Tornado Relief, Honors Mentoring

Organization Membership: Swap chair, Alpha Delta Pi sorority; President, Alabama Student Society for the Communication Arts; PRSSA; PRCA; Honors College Assembly; Cardinal Key Honor Society

Taylor Hodgkinson — McKinney, TexasMajor/Minor: Public Relations/Political ScienceAcademic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: PR Intern, RMS Print & Design (June–August 2012); Marketing Intern, Vitel (July–August 2012); PR Intern, Exxon Mobil Community Involvement Program (June–August 2011); Youth Broadcast Coordinator, City of Pasadena Parks and Recreation (May–August 2011)

Community Service: YMCA Tuscaloosa, Red Cross Disaster Relief Tuscaloosa, Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama, Easter Seals West Alabama’s ‘Walk with Me’, Druid Art City Festival

Organization Membership: Apwonjo, PRCA, French Club, SGA Environment Organization

Kaitlyn Honnold — Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minors: Public Relations/Nutrition and Sculpture

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

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Student Manager, The University of Alabama Outdoor Recreation Center (August 2009-present); Intern, Creative Campus (August 2012–present); Student Graphic Designer, The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations (September 2012-present); Graphic Design Intern, Outdoor Chattanooga (Summer 2012)

Martina Kaiwi — Huntsville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Sculpture

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Prep Cook, Hard Rock Cafe (May–August 2012); Regional Photographer, Traveling Dinosaur Exhibit (January–March 2012); Public Affairs Intern and Beta Game Tester, America Army’s (May–August 2011); Intern, Aviation Missile Command Public Affairs (May–August 2009); Journalist/Photojournalist, Redstone Rocket (May–August 2009)

Community Service: Girl Scouts of America, Sarah Tate Reading Center, Special Sessions, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville Tornado Relief, Think Pink, Manna Food Distribution Center

Organization Membership: Kappa Delta, Kentuck’s Clay Co-op

Grayson Martin — Dothan, Alabama

Major/Minors: Public Relations/Political Science and Psychology

Academic Achievements: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Who’s Who among Community Colleges

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern, Children’s Miracle Network (May–July 2012); Intern, Whittaker Marketing (May–July 2011); Simple Simon’s Pizza Marketing (May–July 2011); Administrative assistant, Boys and Girls Club of Dothan (November 2005–June 2010)

Community Service: April 27 Tornado Relief, Enterprise Tornado Relief, New Orleans Mission Work

Organization Membership: University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, Crimson Chaos Leader, President of Wallace Community College Diplomats

Caroline Murray — Sikeston, Missouri

Majors: Marketing and Public Relations

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Presidential Scholar, Business Honors Program

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Writer, Student Health 101 (January 2013–present); Marketing & Social Media Intern, JamisonMoneyFarmer (January 2013–present); Public Relations Student Assistant, Career Center at Culverhouse (August 2012–present); Freelance Writer, The Executive magazine (August 2011–December 2012); Marketing Intern, Javelin Inc. (Summer 2012); Staff News Reporter, The Crimson White (April 2011–February 2012)

Community Service: The Arts Exploration Project, Capstone Mentors, SaveFirst Volunteer Tax Preparation Service, Literacy is the Edge, UA Arboretum

Organization Membership: Environmental Chair, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority; Senior Advisor, Phi Eta Sigma; President, BHP Sustainability Committee; Order of Omega; Blue Key; Omicron Delta Kappa; Cardinal Key; Lambda Sigma

Gillian Richard — Gurley, Alabama

Major/Minors: Public Relations/Management; Restaurant and Hotel Management

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, C&BA Faculty Excellence Award Recipient

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Communications Intern, UA EH&S (January 2013–present); Media Intern, The SOURCE (October 2012–present); President, Tide for Christ Student Ministry (April 2012–present); Student assistant, UA Facilities Office (February–December 2012); UA Peer Leader (February–December 2012), Media Intern, The Huntsville Stars (Summer 2012)

Organization Membership: Tide for Christ Student Ministry, PRSSA, Phi Eta Sigma, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Casey B. Rogers — Greenville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Restaurant Hospitality Management (Meeting and Event Planning Concentration)/Public Relations

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, Sigma Alpha Lambda National Honor Society, Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Alpha Gamma Delta Carol Looney Scholar, Sue Sims Virciglio Human Environmental Sciences Scholar

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Communication and Public Affairs Intern, Direct Communications (August 2012–present); PR and Event Planning Intern, Story Partners LLC (May–August 2012); UA Undergraduate Research Assistant (Summer 2009-Spring 2010)

Community Service: West Alabama Red Cross PR Volunteer – currently planning PR campaign for the 2013 West Alabama Food & Wine Festival, Druid City Arts Festival Volunteer (March 2012), Art’s for Autism of Tuscaloosa Volunteer (April 2012), UA Student Mentoring Program (Spring 2010–Fall 2011)

Organization Membership: Alpha Gamma Delta fraternity; UA Greek Ambassador, Deputy Executive Vice President of UA Student Government Association, Two-term UA Student Government Association Senator

Jessica Ruffin — Orlando, Florida

Major/Minors: Public Relations/Spanish and General Business

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Student Assistant, UA Athletic Communications (January 2012–present); Marketing Intern, Florida Citrus Sports (December 2012–January 2013); Public Relations Campaign Leader of “Cool it with Volit,” Volit USA (August–December 2012); Public Relations Intern, Crimson Marketing and Public Relations (June–August 2012); Digital Marketing and Sponsorship Intern, Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission (June–August 2012), Contributing Writer, The Crimson White (April 2011–August 2012)

Community Service: Arthritis Foundation, Autism Society of Alabama

Organization Membership: Programs Co-Chair, Society of Professional Journalists; Senior/Alumni Relations Chair and Parents Weekend Chair, Alpha Omicron Pi sorority; UA Greek Ambassadors; Personal Development Chair, UA Student Recruitment Team; UA Athletic Hostess; SGA Homecoming Committee

Katie Sanders — Greenville, South Carolina

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Political Science

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Presidential Scholar, Outstanding Academic Achievement for a Junior in Public Relations, Outstanding Academic Achievement for a Sophomore in Public Relations

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: University of Alabama Office of Media Relations (January 2013–present); Intern, Be the Match (August 2012–present); Intern, SM Agency (October 2011–May 2012); Intern, Plan Ahead Events (Summer 2011)

Community Service: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Be the Match Foundation, UA Dance Marathon, Honors Mentoring Program

Organization Membership: President, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority; PRSSA; Alabama Student Society for the Communication Arts, Kappa Tau Alpha; Order of Omega; Cardinal Key; Lambda Sigma

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