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Copyright © 2012 Ashley Taylor


The skills I have developed over the years at Fort Hays State University have progressed over time, and a collection of artifacts representing those skills is in this portfolio.  Growing up in a small town, I was unsure of what I wanted my career to be.  However that changed when I took an advanced speech class in high school.  My teacher taught me to believe in myself, and I began to enjoy giving speeches.  From there I majored in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations.  I am a very outgoing person who enjoys meeting new people and traveling to see new places.  I would be willing to travel to places for my job; however I am not looking to relocate nor spend all of my time on the road.

          There have been many obstacles along my way that I have had to overcome in order to get where I am today.  I enjoy working in groups for accomplish tasks that take a long time, but I would rather work by myself at my own pace on other projects. 



Michael Tracy

Michael and I have know each other since 2010. Michael and I were both employees of Freddy's Frozen Custard and since then he has been promoted to Manager.

Melanie Bailey

Melanie and I have know each other since 2008.  During Tiger Call she was the Director of Annual Giving and in charge of overseeing the student workers.

Dixie Balman

Divxie and I have know each other since 2008.  She was my supervisor for three years during Tiger Call.

Work experience

Nov 2009May 2013


Freddy's Frozen Custard

·Operate cash register while maintaining cleanliness of dining area

·Responsible for opening duties and ensuring customer satisfaction through prompt service

Sep 2008Apr 2012

Tiger Caller

Fort Hays State University

·Update and verify alumni contact information

·Raise funds for numerous departments on campus

Jun 2008Sep 2010

Office Assistant

Gunsmoke Enterprises

·Copy, file, shred and scan documents 

·Update database as changes occur with farmers’ policies 

Over the Years



Microsoft Word



WOW Project

Kansas Professional Communicators Award

Hays Neighbors

Kansas Professional Communicators Award