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Work experience


Public and Alumni Relations Manager

K-State Salina (now K-State Polytechnic)
  • Media Relations: write and disseminate press releases, recommend stories to area and national media, serve as spokesperson, track and analyze coverage
  • Advertising: create copy, oversee media buys
  • Event Planning: planned Alumni Fellow visits and military air show exhibits; worked team to plan other events such as Open House, graduation, and AirVenture Oshkosh, Teen Women In Science and Technology; managed team of students to plan SAFECON 2012 - a national aviation competition
  • Social Media: oversee facebook, twitter, YouTube, and news blog; create content including photography; develop and implement strategic plan; run analytics; serve on K-State Social Media Council
  • Crisis Planning
  • Provide campus tours to special guests
  • Oversee $70,000 budget and two student employees

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Fort Hays State University Communications Studies Department
  • Taught “Fundamentals of Oral Communication” including public speaking, creating presentations, and interpersonal communication
  • Prepared, presented information in fun yet functional manner
  • Created and organized materials related to class development
  • Provided constructive comments on students’ work

Office Assistant

Fort Hays State University Office of University Relations
  • Helped edit, disseminate news releases, newsletters, other materials
  • Maintained current events bulletin board, scrapbook in timely fashion
  • Conducted basic secretarial tasks
  • Assisted with news conferences




Fort Hays State University
  • Research Topic: “I Care Enough to Wish You the Very Best: Paper Greeting Cards as Supportive Communication: A Pilot Study”
  • GPA: 4.0

Community Involvement

  • Salina Military Affairs Council
  • Celebrate Salina
  • Leadership Salina
  • Smoky Hill River Festival
  • Salina Area United Way - Community Acting Together committee
  • Antonino Centennial Celebration planning, publicity – 2005
  • Girl Scout leader – 2005/2006
  • KSPA Regional Competition judge – 2007, 2008
  • FHSU Theatre program – “In the Spotlight” fundraiser for lighting system


  • Student Ambassadors - advisor
  • Kappa Sigma Alpha - advisor
  • Kansas City Ad Club
  • TigerComm, FHSU’s advertising, marketing & PR student organization    President, 2007/2008; Director of Operations, 2006/2007
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland Student Government Association    Student Director of SGA Publicity, 2004/2005
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars    Vice President of Publicity

Honors & Awards

  • Staff Member of the Year - 2012
  • Mid-America Public Relations Competition – 2004-2006    2nd place finish in 2005 – Wal-Mart    4th place finish in 2004 – Ronald McDonald House of the Four States
  • Kansas Professional Communicators Conference    Honorable Mention, News Reporting – 2005


Invitations & Programs