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Education

Dec 2008Present

Bachelor of Arts

West Virginia University

Rooted in the social science perspective, the Department of Communication Studies is committed to preparing students to be competent communicators at theoretical and applied levels. Thus, our faculty is dedicated to developing students’ critical thinking, reasoning, and decision-making skills with the intent of empowering students to construct and deliver context-specific messages in their relational, vocational, and community endeavors.

Major GPA: 3.3

Skills

Creative Exploits
Sync or Swim -Co-founder of Sync or Swim Audio '10 -Provided entertainment for an event with over 150 people   Love Em And Leave Ems -Performed several paid shows with local band "Love Em and Leave Em's"
Athletic Accomplishments
- Committed 5 hours/day toward training for competition: '04-'11.   High School - Earned 1st place in the 100 backstroke during the '07 NIAA Swimming and Diving Championships. -Current record holder in 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle, and 100 freestyle for Centennial High School, Las Vegas NV.   WVU - Qualified and competed at the 2011 Big East Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.  
Leadership
Check Yo Nutz - Served as head moderator for Check Yo Nutz, a testicular cancer campaign for research and prevention.   WVU - Delegated responsibilities to students in over 15 small group projects over 4 years while studying at West Virginia University.   DSS - Represented nationally ranked club swim team, Desert Storm Swimming, as competitor/captain '05-'09.

Work experience

Jun 2011Present

Disc Jockey - U92

U92

I completed a fifteen hour training course to become a disc jockey for WVVU - U92 FM: The Moose, West Virginia University's first source for alternative radio.

WWVU-FM is a non-commercial, educational radio station dedicated to serving both the WVU and Morgantown communities as a teaching and training facility, while at the same time providing alternative programming to our listeners.

May 2011Present

Fundraising Coordinator

Christian Help Inc

I am working for Christian Help Inc. as a fundraising coordinator. Currently we are raising money for the annual Back to School event.

I will attach a more formal dox pertaining to this experience in "The Butler did it..."

20062007

Secretary

Butler Family Medical Center

I worked for my fathers family practice as a secretary during the summer of '06 and '07. I learned the importance of filing systems as well as how to work better with customers/patients.

References

Alex Trafecante

Alex Trafecante has been working in broadcasting for the past four years. He recently reached the postion of program director, which requires him to delegate the day to day operations of the station.

Alex Trafecante

Alex Trafecante has been working in broadcasting for the past 4 years. He recently reached the position of program director, putting him in charge of running the day to day operation of the station. I feel privileged to have trained beneath him.

Vic Riggs

Coach Riggs guided me during my time as a competitor for West Virginia University. His impressive work ethic as well as dedication to morals instilled in me a deeper desire to better myself.

Andrea Weber

Andrea Weber has been my academic adviser during my time at West Virginia University. Her counsel has proved invaluable throughout my education.

The Butler did it...

Interest

I enjoy movies and music just as everyone else does.

However, I am considered by many of my friends to be a rather harsh movie critic. And when it comes to music, I'm always learning more and expanding my horizons. I currently dabble with guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, harmonica, piano, and violin. I have also studied DJ programs including VirtualDJ, Ableton Live, Traktor, and Serato Scratch Live.

I swam competitively from middle school until my senior year of college. I loved the experience as well as the relationships that formed into lasting friendships with my fellow athletes and coaches.

After graduation from West Virginia University I plan to enlist in the United States Coast Guard.

I am dedicated, driven and hard working, a quick learner who enjoys taking pride in his work.

Objective

I am interested in furthering my liberal arts education in the communication field via a career path in which I use my communication studies degree. More specifically, I plan on attending graduate school in order to receive my masters degree in a more specific discipline, after I have enlisted in the United States Coast Guard.

Charitable Action

American Red Cross

-Participated in 7 blood drives hosted by the American Red Cross over 3 years.

Boys N' Girls Club

-Helped reinforce good morals and self-esteem in minors via the Boys N Girls Club.

Christian Help

-Fundraised for the "Back to School" event hosted by Christian Help Inc.

Relay for Life

-Organized undergraduate participation in Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.