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Carlyle Ascik

Editor/Writer

Hometown: Fairhope, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Management/Digital Art

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, The Anderson Society, Mortar Board, Cardinal Key, Phi Eta Sigma

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Account Executive — Capstone Agency (Current), Director of Public Relations — Alabama Panhellenic Association (Current), Vice President of Internal Affairs — Industry Immersion (Current), Communications Intern — McNeely Piggot & Fox (Summer 2019), Co-Director of Publicity — Black Warrior Film Festival (October 2018-May 2019), Event Management Intern — Depot Lab (Summer 2018), Director of Development — University of Alabama Homecoming (March 2017-October 2018), Assistant Account Executive — Capstone Agency (January 2018-December 2018), Social Media Manager — The Curtsy App (January 2017-August 2017), Public Relations Strategist — Capstone Agency (August 2017-January 2018)

Community Service: Mortar Board, CreateAthon, Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama

Organization Membership: Student Executive Council, Industry Immersion, PRSSA, Alpha Chi Omega, Capstone Agency, Mortar Board, The Anderson Society, The Oakley Society

Whitney Blalock

Editorial Director

Hometown: Brenham, Texas

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Psychology

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Director of Account Management — Capstone Agency (Current), Vice President of Administration — Capstone Men and Women (Current), President — Mortar Board (Current), Account Services Intern — Lewis Communications (Summer 2019), Co-Assistant Director of Account Management — Capstone Agency (Fall 2018), Account Executive Intern — Capstone Agency (Summer 2018), Assistant Account Executive — Capstone Agency (January 2018–December 2018), Greek Ambassador (October 2016–December 2017)

Community Service: Mortar Board, The Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama, The Make-A-Wish Foundation

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, Capstone Men and Women, Mortar Board, The XXXI, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Chi Omega Fraternity, UA PRCA

Ashby Brown

Editor/Writer

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Majors: Public Relations and Spanish

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Presidential Scholar, Delta Sigma Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Lambda Sigma Honors Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Digital Marketing Intern – New York Life Investments (Summer 2019), Media Director – Capstone Agency (Current), Digital Director – Alice Magazine (Current), President – College of Communication and Information Sciences (Current), Assistant Media Director (Fall 2018-Spring 2019), Content Intern – Big Communications (Spring 2018-Summer 2018), Social Media Director – Alice Magazine (Spring 2018-Spring 2019), College of Communication and Information Sciences Ambassador (Spring 2017-current), Student Alumni Association Member (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)

Community Service: The Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama, The Make-A-Wish Foundation

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, Alice Magazine, College of Communication and Information Sciences Ambassadors, The Oakley Society, PRSSA, PRCA, UA Honors College, Chi Omega Fraternity

Ali Cushing

Hometown: Mobile, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Digital Art

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Phi Eta Sigma

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Graphic Designer — UA A+PR’s graduate program (Current), Graphic Designer — Alabama Program in Sports Communication (Current), Congressional Intern — United States Congress (Summer 2019), Alumni Relations Head — Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity (Fall 2017- Spring 2018), Media Intern — Not Just Dorms (Summer 2017), Writer — The Fleur De Lis (Fall 2017-Fall 2019)

Community Service: Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama

Organization Membership: PRCA, PRSSA, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Allison Denton

Editor/Writer

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Major/Minor: Public Relations/English

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Honors College, Presidential Scholar

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Co-Editorial Director — Capstone Agency (Current), Account Executive — Capstone Agency (Current), Vice President of Membership — PRCA (Current), Communications Intern — Tisch Student Services and External Relations (Summer 2019), Account Executive Intern — Capstone Agency (Summer 2019), Assistant Account Executive — Capstone Agency (September 2018–April 2019), Honors Mentor (August 2017–December 2017)

Community Service: The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, PRSSA, PRCA, Chi Omega Fraternity, Pre-Law Student Association, Oakley Society, UA Honors College

Gabrielle DiCarlo

Marketing Director

Hometown: Simsbury, Connecticut

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Management

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Account Executive — Capstone Agency (Current), Public Relations Intern — Bullfrog + Baum (Summer 2019), Event Coordinator of CreateAThon 2019 — Capstone Agency (February 2019), Social Media Manager — Harvest Café & Bakery (Current), Public Relations and Social Media Intern — Adams & Knight (Summer 2018), CreateAThon Team Lead — Capstone Agency (Spring 2018), Assistant Account Executive — Capstone Agency (Fall 2017–Spring 2018), Public Relations Director — Her Campus Media (July 2018–April 2018)

Community Service: UA Special Olympics

Organization Membership: UA PRSSA, UA PRCA, Oakley Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda

Heather Griffith

Editor/Writer

Hometown: Naperville, Illinois

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Spanish, International Studies

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Honors College, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Account Executive — Capstone Agency (Current), Pro-bono Director — Capstone Agency (Current), Vice President — UA PRSSA (Current), Student Assistant — Education Abroad Office (Current), Social Chair — Phi Sigma Pi (Current), Communications Intern — Freshwater Land Trust (Summer 2019), Vice President of Web-based Communications — UA PRSSA (Spring 2019), Global Journalism Fellow — Institute for Shipboard Education (Fall 2018), Media Director — Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps (Summer 2018), Vice President of Marketing — UA PRSSA (Fall 2017, Spring 2018), Assistant Event Coordinator (Spring 2018), Social Media Intern — Hungry Like the Woof (Summer 2017-Fall 2018)

Community Service: Capstone Agency CreateAthon

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, Education Abroad Alumni Association, UA PRSSA, Phi Sigma Pi, Oakley Society

Justine Groeber

Editor/Writer

Hometown: Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Major/Minor: Public Relations and Spanish

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, CREATE Path to MBA

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Chapter Development Administrative Intern — The University of Alabama National Alumni Association (Current), Assistant Strategy Director — Capstone Agency (Current), Strategist — Capstone Agency (Current), Social Media Director — Blenz Bowls (October 2018–May 2019), Assistant Strategist – Capstone Agency (January 2019–April 2019)

Community Service: St. Jude, Capstone Agency CreateAthon

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, PRSSA, Oakley Society, Delta Delta Delta, UA Honors College

Christina Guyton

Editor/Writer

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Major/Minor: Public Relations and Dance

Academic Achievements: College of Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Sophomore, President’s List, Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Co-President/Director — Dance Alabama Film Festival (Current), Undergraduate Public Relations Intern — FleishmanHillard Public Relations & Digital Marketing Agency (Summer 2019), Digital Content Assistant — The University of Alabama: College of Arts and Sciences (Fall 2018), New Business Ventures Intern — Sullivan Branding (Summer 2017), Sales Associate — Muse Inspired Fashion (Fall 2016—Spring 2017), Media Relations Intern — Crosby~Volmer International Communications (Summer 2016)

Community Service: Champions are Readers, UADM, Tinsel Trail Tuscaloosa

Organization Membership: Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre Company Member, Dance Alabama Company Member, Dance Collection Company Member, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity

Louise Margeson

Editor/Writer

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Sports Marketing

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, Honors College, Presidential Scholar

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Campus Director — Swoptop (Current), Crisis Management Committee — Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity (Current), Public Relations Intern — Swoptop (May 2019-July 2019), Head Soccer Coach — Bobby Miller Activity Center (January 2019-May 2019), Assistant Soccer Coach — Hillcrest High School (January 2019-May 2019), Administrative Assistant — Henrich Rascoe Zitron & Long LLC (December 2016-December 2018)

Community Service: Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama, American Red Cross

Organization Membership: PRSSA, AWSM, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Zoie Mestayer

Editor/Writer

Hometown: Pascagoula, Mississippi

Major/Minor: Public Relations and Spanish

Academic Achievements: Kappa Tau Alpha, President’s List, Dean’s List, Honors College

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Communications and Outreach Intern — Freedom Forum and the Newseum (Summer 2019), Account Executive — Capstone Agency (Current), Greek Ambassador (Current), Honors Year One Mentor (Fall 2017-Fall 2018), Recruitment Counselor (Fall 2018-Fall 2019), Assistant Account Executive — Capstone Agency (Fall 2018-Spring 2019), Public Relations Associate — Capstone Agency (Spring 2018)

Community Service: Capstone Agency CreateAThon, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama

Organization Membership: Chi Omega Fraternity, PRSSA, PRCA, Capstone Agency

Hudson Nuckolls

Design Director

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computing Tech & Applications

Academic Achievements: UA Presidential Scholar, Dean’s List (2016-2018), UA Honors College member

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Firm Director — Capstone Agency (Current), Capstone Agency/PRSSA Liaison (Current), Assistant Firm Director — Capstone Agency (2018), Account Executive — Capstone Agency (2018), Assistant Account Executive — Capstone Agency (2017), Student Ministry Intern — Brentwood Baptist Church (Summer 2017)

Community Service: Capstone Agency CreateAthon, Brentwood Baptist

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, PRSSA, The Well at Calvary Tuscaloosa

Kennedy Schwefler

Editor/Writer

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Business

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Account Executive — Capstone Agency (Current), Public Relations Student Assistant for Employer Development — Career Center at Culverhouse College of Business (Current), Account Services Intern — Intermark Group (Summer 2019), Communications Intern — Alabama Power (Summer 2018), Assistant Account Executive — Capstone Agency (2018), Communications Intern — Sawyerville Day Camp (Summer 2016)

Community Service: The Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama, Capstone Agency CreateAthon, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Sawyerville Day Camp

Organization Membership: UA PRSSA, UA PRCA, Chi Omega Fraternity

Gabrielle Sirois

Editor/Writer

Hometown: Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Theatre

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Honors College, Presidential Scholar

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Creative Director — Capstone Agency (Current), President — UA PRSSA (Current), Graphic Design Intern — Crimson Tide Productions (Current), Social/Digital and Research/Analytics Intern — Hunter PR (Summer 2019), PR and Events Intern — Eventhaus (Spring 2019), Senior Copywriter — Capstone Agency (Spring 2019), VP of Web-Based Communications — UA PRSSA (Fall 2018), Copywriter — Capstone Agency (Fall 2018), Digital Associate — Capstone Agency (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)

Community Service: Capstone Agency Createathon, Court Appointed Special Advocates

Organization Membership: UA PRSSA, Capstone Agency, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, UA Honors College

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