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Editor Biographies Spring 2014

ShannonShannon Auvil — Dallas, Texas

Majors/Minor: Public Relations/Political Science

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

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Editorial Assistant — UA College of Arts and Sciences (Fall 2013); Publications Director — UA PRSSA (Fall 2013); Intern — Hahn Public Communications (Summer 2013); Photo Editor — The Crimson White (Fall 2012-Spring 2013); Intern — The Dallas Morning News (Summer 2010)

Community Service: Humane Society of West Alabama

Organization Membership: UA PRSSA, Capstone Agency, UA Honors College, UA SGA


morganMorgan Daniels — Brentwood, Tennessee

Major/Minors: Public Relations/Communication Studies and Blount Undergraduate Initiative

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity, John W. Felton Public Relations Endowed Scholarship recipient

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Promotions Intern — ABC 33/40 (Summer 2013); Vice President of Finance — UA PRSSA (2013); Director of Public Relations — Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity (2013); Server — Jim ’N Nicks (2013); Director of Fundraising — UA PRSSA (Spring 2013); L’Oreal Brand Ambassador — Fluent (Spring 2013); Windows Brand Ambassador — Fluent (2013)

Community Service: Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bowl, Secret Meals For Hungry Children, Relay for Life, Tuscaloosa Gives Back

Organization Membership: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Capstone Agency, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity


StefanieStefanie Dunlap — Houston, Texas

Major/Minor: Public Relations/French

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Alpha Delta Lambda Honor Society, Foundations in Excellence Scholarship to the University of Alabama

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Media Relations for RDS Texas Properties LLC., Public Relations Intern for Pratt Communications in Houston, Lifeguard for Greater Houston Pools

Community Service: Meals on Wheels (Katy Chapter), Volunteer at AIDB (Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind)

Organization Membership: Member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)


MaggieMaggie Jones — Andalusia, Alabama

Majors/Minor: Public Relations/Biology, Psychology, Computing Technology & Applications

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Golden Key Honour Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Emerging Scholar, Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society — Public Relations Chair, Cardinal Key Honor Society — Secretary

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: University of Alabama Aquatics and Recreation Center Lifeguard; Bama Swim School Instructor; Future Alumni of Tradition and Excellence (FATE) employee; WVUA-FM Disc Jockey — Specialty Show Host and Assistant Public Relations Director; Miss University of Alabama First Alternate and Swimsuit Winner

Community Service: Project Team Up, West Alabama Humane Shelter, Forest Manor Nursing Home, St. Judes, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Beat Auburn Beat Hunger, Secret Meals, SGA Sunday Service Initiative

Organization Membership: College of Communication and Information Sciences Ambassador — Public Relations Committee; Phi Mu Women’s Fraternity; Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA); Student Government Association (SGA) — First Year Council and Homecoming Committee


DevonDevon Landman — Melbourne, Florida

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Creative Writing

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Golden Key Honour Society, Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership & Honors Organization, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern — Attorney Nance Cacciatore (Summer 2013); Intern — Attorney Alan Landman (Summer 2012); Member of Alpha Phi’s Homecoming Committee (Fall 2010); Intern — Eastern Florida State College (Summer 2010); Intern — WBCC (Summer 2010); Dale Carnegie’s Leadership Training Course graduate (Summer 2010).

Community Service: Relay for Life, Alabama Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (ACHMI)

Organization Membership: Alpha Phi Sorority


MollyMolly Moore — Prattville, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Golden Key Honour Society, Capstone Communication Society Memorial Endowment Scholarship, Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern for Mayor Walt Maddox — City of Tuscaloosa (Spring 2014); On-campus Student Recruiter — The University of Alabama Student Recruitment Team (2011–present); Intern — United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama (Summer 2013); Event Management Team Assistant — Free Agents Marketing (Summer 2011).

Community Service: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), United Way of West Alabama

Organization Membership: UA PRSSA, Public Relations Council of Alabama, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity


JonaeJonae Shaw — Gallatin, Tennessee

Majors/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies and Psychology

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, University of Alabama’s Black Honors Scholar

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Key Holder — Alumni Hall (2012–2014); Intern: Advertising Account Executive — The Crimson White (Spring 2012); Top Ten Nationalist — International Career Development Conference (2011); Vice President — DECA (2010–2011); Receptionist — Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts (2009–2011)

Community Service: NAACP Toy Ball, Relay for Life

Organization Membership: PRSSA, NAACP


AddisonAddison Viani — Atlanta, Georgia

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Entrepreneurship

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Semifinalist — Culverhouse School of Business Concept Pitch competition (Fall 2013); Intern — The Bascom—A Center for the Visual Arts (Summer 2013); Server/attendant — Old Edwards Inn and Spa (Summer 2013)

Community Service: Samaritans Purse, March for Life — Washington, D.C., Ronald McDonald House, New Orleans Hurricane Relief, Relay for Life

Organization Membership: First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa College Ministry, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority


myreeteMyreete Wolford — Louisville, Kentucky

Majors/Minor: Public Relations/Sociology and Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: President — Ad Team (2012–2014); Daniel Hill’s 5 Stars To Change The World Mentor Program (2013–2014); President — Student Initiative Board (2013–2014); Account Executive — Capstone Agency (2013–2014); Social Media Director — UA PRSSA (2013-2014); Marketing Director — Alabama Greek Missions (2011–2014); Public Relations Director — Ad Team (2011–2014); Marketing Specialist — Fresh Hospitality (2011–2012); Journalist — Odyssey Newspaper (2010–2013)

Community Service: Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama, Alabama Greek Missions, Ronald McDonald House

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, Student Indicative Board, PRSSA, Alabama Greek Missions, PRCA, Capstone Ad Fed

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Ladrillono_BenjieBenjamin Ladrillono — Madison, Alabama
Marketing Director

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Business

Academic Achievements: Capstone Convocation Pin, Golden Key Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, President’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Director of Public Relations: C&IS Ambassadors (May 2013- Present); Public Relations Intern: Intermark Group (May 2013–August 2013); Resident Advisor: The University of Alabama (August 2012-Present)

Community Service: Relay for Life, Secret Meals, Tuscaloosa One Place Program at Matthews Elementary School

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, PRSSA, The University of Alabama Honors College


Rich_ChristiChristi Rich — Hoschton, Georgia
Design Director

Majors/Minor: Public Relations and Political Science/General Business

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Golden Key Honor Society, Presidential Scholarship recipient

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Intern- Ervin | Hill Strategy (Summer 2013); President — UA PRSSA (2013); Director of Communications — Student Government Association (2013); Vice President — UA PRSSA (Spring 2013); Assistant Director of Communications- Student Government Association (2012-2013); Newsletter Committee Leader- UA PRSSA (Fall 2012); Research Associate- kglobal Washington, D.C. (Summer 2012); The Fund for American Studies (Summer 2012); Public Relations Consultant- Home Health Equipment Inc. (Summer 2011)

Community Service: Relay for Life

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, UA Honors College


Smith_JessicaJessica Smith — Andalusia, Alabama
Editorial Director

Major/Minor: Public Relations/English

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Assistant Curator — Springdale Mansion (May –August 2013); Crimson Calling Center (January 2013–present); Contributing Writer — The Crimson White (January 2013-present); Twitter Committee Leader — UA PRSSA (August 2011–May 2012); Sales Associate — Med Associates (May 2010–May 2013)

Community Service: Beat Auburn Beat Hunger

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