Obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Journalism. Graduated with a 3.27 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
I manage daily office functions, assist the Executive Director, and serve as the Board of Directors liaison. I also assist clients that walk in the door.
I worked as a police reporter -- I did police calls and chased police reports, as well as covered general assignment stories. I later served as a freelance writer, who covered art/entertainment beats. To view online versions of my work at the Gazette, visit www.mlive.com/kalamazoo
I managed the production of The University Leader, the campus newspaper at Fort Hays State University. I assigned, wrote and edited stories and designed page layout. I was also in charge of the hiring and management of new employees.
I helped other students write and edit English papers. I aided in proper grammar, word choice, organization, content and format.
I ran a cash register and helped customers find items for rent or purchase. I put merchandise away and did basic cleaning duties.
I was a staff writer who covered local events for the summer months. I took photos, wrote stories, and also made story suggestions.
I re-wrote the Website copy for Fort Hays State University academic departments during the Website rehaul.
-Fort Hays State University Communication Studies Award of Excellence, 2006
-Dean's Honor Roll, 2006-2007
-Hays City Gold Academic Scholarship, 2006-2009
-Trish Davies Theatre Scholarship, 2007
-Kansas Associated Collegiate Press-2nd Place, Headline Writing, 2008
-Kansas Associated Collegiate Press-Honorable Mention, Column Writing, 2008
-Kansas Professional Communicators Scholarship recipient, 2009
-Kansas Associated Collegiate Press-3rd Place, Headline Writing, 2009
-Kansas Associated Collegiate Press-Honorable Mention, Feature Writing, 2009
-Kansas Associated Collegiate Press-Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing, 2009