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Summary

Experienced communications and project management employee with a proven record of teamwork, collaboration, and productivity

Work History

2016Present

Alumni Liaison and Administrative Assistant

University of Arkansas - Department of Journalism
  • Produce alumni newsletter and other communication tools
  • Plan & manage alumni events (annual Hall of Honor, Journalism Days, Scholarship award banquet) 
  • Supervise department's group of work study students
    • Build professional relationships with students, staff and faculty to encourage cooperative work environment
    • Provide excellent customer service to students, staff and guests
    • Manage departmental consent for student enrollment and class schedules
    1995Present

    Copywriter & Proofreader

    FREELANCE

    Self employed as copywriter/proofreader for advertising, newsletters, grants, and other projects for businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals. Clients include:

    • Oklahoma- Pendergraphics
    • Arkansas- The Communications Group, Combs & Company, The University of Arkansas, University of Arkansas Medical System, Stone and Ward, Family Life, Kirkpatrick Williams, Combs & Co., Ward Advertising, AdMark
    • Missouri- The Winnie Group, ACR Nally Communications, Walker Advertising
    • Internet clients through FlexJobs.com and Elance.com
    20132016

    Business Owner

    Beat the Bookstore, Fayetteville, AR

    Operated college textbook business with two locations in Northwest Arkansas

    • Oversight of all purchasing & selling
    • Responsible for business operations, social media accounts, marketing, hiring and vendor relationships
    • Maintain inventory, sales and shipping for Amazon store
    20112013

    Travel Coordinator

    College of the Ozarks

    Primary oversight for all international travel for College of the Ozarks faculty, staff, and students, including travel logistics, financial reporting, and participant selection process.

    • Developed daily manual, annual calendar, and travel checklists for all travel operations and policies
    • Recruited students, staff, photographers, and veterans for participation in patriotic travel program
    • Planned and supervised veteran-focused events.
    • Developed and managed numerous student blogs. Edited more than 150 student journals from travel program
    • Served as co-sponsor for weekly student newspaper
    20092011

    Administrative Assistant

    College of the Ozarks
    • Collaborated with on-campus departments to help produce events for 3000+ people including ticket distribution, printed materials, problem resolution, and supervision of multiple vendors
    • Served as co-sponsor for weekly student newspaper
    • Responsible for training and daily supervision of student workers
    • Managed office activities in event planning, community-wide character education program, international travel coordination, and implementation of patriotic travel program.
    20042008

    Founder/Managing Partner

    Local Jobs, LLC
    • Implemented technical development of website business including site development, hosting, client recruiting and sales
    • Replicated program in additional locations
    • Completed sale of original business to Chamber of Commerce
    20002004

    Women's Director

    Kanakuk Kamps
    • Managed girls’ camp and supervised women’s staff of 100+

    Education

    Bachelor of Arts

    University of Mississippi (1985)

    Journalism and English

    Reviews

    Dr. Fred Mullinax

    Former Executive Vice President, College of the Ozarks 

    I worked very closely with Amy for several years on a program at the College. She was very diligent and professional in the completion of her duties.

    I depended very heavily on her to take care of the seemingly endless number of details associated with one of these trips, and she performed these tasks admirably.

    In short, I would recommend her without reservation.

    Dr. Tim Huddleston

    Former President, Kids Across America 

    Amy has the leadership qualities, work ethic, and intellectual capacity to succeed at whatever she desires. In addition, she is extremely personable, a great encourager and has excellent communication skills. She is a genuine team player with a "can do" attitude.

    Amy would be a tremendous asset for your company and has my highest recommendation.

      Ms. Trish Helsel

    Women's Executive Director, Kanakuk Kamps

    I have worked alongside hundreds of women, but Amy Unruh is set apart. She is one of the most dynamic, hardworking, fun-loving, awe-inspiring women we have ever had.  

    She is very well spoken and is a very gifted writer/developer. She can see a project through from beginning to end and help correlate all pieces to the puzzle so the function runs smoothly.

    I highly recommend her.