Media Appearances

    • Professor Komagum: Searching for Peace and Losing my Sanity in Uganda by Steven Youngblood. (Forthcoming nonfiction book featuring writing by Andi.) 
    • Jackson County Examiner (2011) - "Park student looks to promote peace one country at a time"
    • Lee's Summit Journal (2011) "Next step: Jordan
    • Media Bistro (2011) - "The Best Thing I Did For My Resume" 
    • US News & World Report (2011) "LinkedIn Offers New Options for Students"
    • Los Angeles Times (2011) "Young entrepreneur wants respect" (answered question in business column)
    • Toilet Paper Entrepreneur (2011) "How to Make Your Office More Efficient"
    • Social Media Club (2011) "Video 101: Editing and Production
    • NAFSA Association for International Educators (2010) "Peace, Journalism and Education in the 'Real' Kampala"
    • KCUR 89.3 FM  (2010) local NPR affiliate. Segment on peace journalism and experience in Uganda.
    • Life FM in Fort Portal, Uganda (2010) segment on peace journalism workshop
    • The Age (Melborne, Australia's daily newspaper) (2010) - "Power words: the nitty gritty of writing for search engines". Syndicated to Sydney Morning Herald, West Australia Today, and Business Day.
    • Entrepreneurette Gazette (2010) - "How to gauge the competition"
    • Northland News (2010) - segment on peace journalism
    • Toilet Paper Entrepreneur blog (2010) - "How to celebrate an entrepreneurial success" 
    • Entrepreneurette Gazette (2010) - "How to use social media to boost your product sales"
    • The Parkville Luminary Hour on KGSP 90.5 FM (2010) - regular contributor 
    • Brazen Careerist featured blog posts (2009) - "Hey Gen Y! Just give up, okay?"
    • Yahoo! HotJobs (2009) - "Good careers with bad reputations"
    • Whiz Ventures National Radio (2009) - Young entrepreneur series
    • Black Christian Book Marketing Magazine (2009) - "What is the difference between public relations and advertising?" 
    • Evolving Internet Marketer (2009) "Best Social Media Sites for Developing Business Opportunities"
    • Business In College (2009) - "Meet Andi Enns"
    • Sparxoo (2009) - "Tips on Marketing to Gen Y" 
    • Foundation Studio Marketing blog (2009) - "Socialise your marketing"
    • Suspect City blog (2009) - "We are the chosen generation" 
    • Camp KC (2009) "Young and Looking for Things to Do? Check These Out." 
    • Evolving Magazine (2009) "Healthy Sexuality"
    • Diva Toolbox (2009) "Successful Bartering Stories"
    • Edvisors Education News (2009) - "Earth Day Special: Going green without spending green"
    • Toilet Paper Entrepreneur blog (2008) - "The 54 best PR tips for entrepreneurs" 
    • Quips & Tips For Writers (2008) - "Writing better: 8 tips from freelance writers and published authors"
    • Teen Star TV (2008) - segment on playwriting
    • Kansas City Star (2008) - "Coterie presents 2008 Young Playwright's Festival today"
    • Lee's Summit Journal (2008) - "Young playwright published in online magazine"
    • Lee's Summit Tribune (2008) - "Writing from life"
    • ESL Teacher's Board (2008) "10 Common Misconceptions that Can Ruin Your Interview"
    • Families.com Homeschooling blog (2008) - "Interview with a graduating homeschooler"
    • KC Stage Magazine (2007) - cover story. "Young Playwright's Festival
    • Kansas City Star(2007) - "Fresh voices"
    • Kansas City Live (2006) - segment on playwriting 
    • KCUR 89.3 FM local NPR station (2006) - segment on young writers
    • Kansas City Star (2006) - "The kids are all write"
    • Lee's Summit Journal (2005) - "Young playwrights on the stage"

Awards & Honors

  • ·       Degree with Honors Program– invitation-only courses for the academically exceptional student leader. Each student is required to complete a two-year innovative research project.  (click here to read more about my project)·        Alpha Chi Honor Society– recognizing the academic achievement, service, leadership, and character of upperclassmen. Members are eligible if they are in the top 10% of their class and nominated by a faculty member. ·         Sigma Alpha Pi: National Honor Society of Leadership & Success (Presidential Scholar) - recognized for significant academic achievement. Successfully completed self-improvement and leadership challenges attempted by only 10% of eligible students. Achieved Presidential Scholar status for significant academic achievement.·         Park University Presidential Scholar List – honoring students with a cumulative GPA of 3.9+.·        Park University Dean’s List– honoring students with a semester GPA of 3.6+. ·         Associated Collegiate Press: Best of the Midwest 2012 – 2nd place sports writing, 4th place news writing.·         Missouri College Media Association Awards 2010 – 1st & 3rd place in yearbook feature writing; 2nd place in feature design (division three). ·        The Pica Pole Award – for outstanding journalism.·        Student Leadership Award – for significant contribution to student life at Park.·       Writer’s Digest Magazine’s Young Writer Award

Campus Involvement

2011-12*** The Stylus Newspaper / Editor. Manage team of section editors, journalists, photographers, and ad salespeople for award-winning biweekly campus newspaper. Report on current events, human interest stories, arts and entertainment, and sports at Park University and surrounding areas. Edit stories and photographs from student reporters. Design and layout newspaper. Recruit students to team. *** Degree With Honors Program / Mentor. Peer mentor for incoming Degree With Honors Program students. 2010-11*** KGSP 90.5 FM / Program Director & Producer of Face For Radio Show. Manage team of student radio personalities, develop and produce programming, marketing and public relations, event planning, create partnerships with other clubs, recruit new members, write grant proposal for on-campus funding.  *** The Stylus Newspaper / Feature Editor. Manage team of student feature journalists for biweekly campus newspaper. Cover human interest stories relating to Park University arts, culture, service learning, diversity, and more. Edit feature stories and photographs. Design and layout feature section. *** Northland News TV / Reporter. Produce news packages about Park University students and events for biweekly cable news show. *** Alpha Chi Honor Society / Inductee2009-10*** Pirate Galley Culinary Club / Co-Founder & Vice President. Public relations, marketing and publicity for cooking labs and student body events. *** Communication Connection / Activities Officer. Propose and organize events for communication majors and general student body. *** The Stylus Newspaper / Staff Writer. Cover human interest stories on the Parkville campus, such as featured visual artists, service trips, and more.*** KGSP 90.5 Radio / Producer of Face For Radio and Parkville Luminary Hour. Student perspective on politics and world affairs for weekly show hosted by Parkville Luminary newspaper publisher/editor Mark Vasto.*** Campus Activities Board / Cabbie and Mr Park Committee (marketing sub-committee). Assist with hosting events for the student body. Assist with organizing marketing for annual Relay For Life fundraiser Mr Park male beauty pageant. *** Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership & Success / Inductee. Working toward induction as a Presidential Member. 

Summary

Andi is an award-winning student journalist in the Honors Program at Park University, double-majoring in public relations and multimedia journalism. She is passionate about telling true stories about real people, especially concerning health and human rights. 

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

Bachelor of Arts with Honors

Park University

Degree With Honors Program

Double Major:  Public Relations and Multimedia Journalism

Minor: Leadership Studies

Cumulative GPA: 3.96

Anticipated Graduation: May 2013

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Public Relations Intern

University of Kansas Medical Center

Work with the School of Healthcare Professions and the School of Nursing to create newsletters, video, articles, and more. 

Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

Program Intern

MENA Friends of the Global Fund

Winter break intern with Middle East & North Africa regional headquarters of Friends of the Global Fund public health organization. Wrote grant proposals for $110,000 USD, compiled list of grants totaling more than $1,000,000 USD in available funding, created donor relations kit to assist in raising $50,000 in donations, edited media and donor relations materials, contributed to social media engagement. 

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012

Marketing Assistant

Great Mall of the Great Plains

Conceptualize and design promotional items for vendors and mall events, media relations, public service announcements, vendor relations, social media management.

Dec 2010 - Aug 2011

Product Development & Marketing Intern

Bitterman Family Confections

Graphic design of product packaging for both custom orders and general catalog selections, seen on candy all over the USA. Design and write targeted email blasts to 3,000+ unique contacts monthly. Created 36-page catalog of every day offerings featuring hundreds of products. Design and write copy for fliers targeting niche markets such as sororities, real estate agencies, zoos, and more. Photograph and retouch images of product offerings.

Dec 2010 - Aug 2011

Marketing Associate

Chris Keeshan Associates

Design promotional items for nonprofit organization's capital fundraising campaign. 

Mar 2010 - May 2011

Assistant Manager

Pirate Grounds Coffee Shop

Marketing and public relations, product development, employee management, customer service, accounting and inventory. Foodservice communications internship.

Mar 2007 - May 2010

Entreprenuer

AndiEnns.com

Built and managed consultancy while maintaining full college classload and 3.9 GPA.Create and implement marketing and public relations campaigns for a variety of clients nationwide. Services include writing copy (press releases, email newsletters, etc), social media, event planning, media relations, graphic design, and more.

May 2006 - May 2009

National Bookstore Manager

Institute of Transformational Studies

Managed team of 20+ volunteers from scheduling through training and working, set up and tore down event displays, traveled to other cities to train regional managers, product development, display design, customer service.

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008

Communications Director

Plaza Wellspring

Created and implemented marketing campaign, media relations, event planning, direct incoming calls, managed office schedule. Studio practitioners saw up to 400% increase in revenue attributed to the campaigns.

Feb 2008 - Sep 2008

Comfort Volunteer

Care Alternatives Hospice

Sit with hospice patients and be their friend. Provide comfort and companionship.

Apr 2007 - Apr 2007

Assistant Stage Manager

Accessible Arts

Arts education internship - assistant stage manager on regional theatre tour. Venue preparation, interfaced with venue managers, backstage manager, assisted disabled cast members, prop and costume master, performed as understudy in three shows.

Feb 2007 - Apr 2007

Production Intern

The Coterie Theatre

Arts education internship - 300 hours. Assisted with production and environmental adaptations for disabled cast members, worked closely with director and stage manager, stage hand, performed as understudy in two shows.

May 2005 - Jul 2005

Assistant Teacher

The Coterie Theatre

Arts education internship. Designed drama activities for kids ages 4-12, mentored youth with playwriting, wrote showcase scene for ages 4-6, assisted with lessons, child wrangling.