2003 grads share good
news about their careers


Jenny Brown is working for Abrams Artists Agency in New York City. The talent firm represents models and actors working in print advertising, as on-camera and voice-over actors in radio, online and TV ads and in theater, television and film. The company has 35 employees in New York and a larger office in Los Angeles. She's working with on-camera commercials right now, and also expects to be working with clients doing voice-over auditions. Her e-mail address is jbbutterfly3@yahoo.com.

Kellie Brielmaier is working for Global Events Partners, a producer of destination-management services worldwide, with locations on six continents. She is based in Philadelphia, helping set up corporate services for meetings and other group events.

Summur Shaikh has been promoted to the position of tape coordinator at ABC-TV's morning talk show "The View." She's a production assistant for the popular program, and she joins two other Elon graduates, Emily Coons and Allison Storelli, in working behind the scenes with the all-star cast at "The View," which includes Barbara Walters and Meredith Viera. Her e-mail address is summur.r.shaikh@abc.com.

Crystal Allen is the government reporter for the Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Lumina. A weekly paper that covers the beach communities near Wilmington, N.C. Her e-mail address is CBVGIRL@aol.com.

Ryan Buckley is a producer at WFMY-TV in Greensboro, N.C., working with a variety of programming, including "The Good Morning Show" and the "Weekend Good Morning Show." He produces "News 2 at Noon" and associate produces for the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts. WFMY is owned by Gannett, one of the nation's top media chains. His e-mail address is ryanbuckley@hotmail.com.

Annie Reilly is working as an assistant editor for an entertainment magazine being produced by Pace Communications in Greensboro, N.C., the oldest and largest independent custom-publishing firm in the U.S. Her e-mail address is annie11480@yahoo.com.

Andi Petrini is a copy editor at the Kannapolis Independent Tribune, a newspaper with a circulation of about 20,000 located north of Charlotte. Her e-mail address is apetrini55@hotmail.com.

Katie Beaver is a reporter at the Statesville, N.C., newspaper. She has already seen several of her articles picked up for use by the Associated Press and run in larger newspapers. Her e-mail address is katiebeaver@hotmail.com.

Jennifer Guarino is taking on a graduate assistantship at the University of Memphis. She'll be working with Dr. Elinor Grusin and Dr. Sandy Utt in the production of AEJMC's Newspaper Research Journal while she earns a master's degree in journalism. Her e-mail address is jag9008@aol.com.

Amy Roatche is the communications/events coordinator for ittala, a Finnish housewares company with U.S. offices in New Jersey. Her e-mail address is Amyr@designor-usa.com.

Samiha Khanna is working this summer in a journalism internship at the Raleigh News & Observer, where she has published a number of high-profile stories. Her e-mail address is skhanna@newsobserver.com.

Amanda Boland is a marketing administrator for National Student Clearinghouse in Herndon, Va. She will be doing market analysis and arranging national conferences. Her e-mail address is amandacboland@hotmail.com.

Erica Choutka is taking on a graduate-assistant position at Illinois State University. It's a two-year commitment with a full tuition waiver, a stipend and she will be working toward a master of science degree in recreation administration.

Christine Glatsky is working with Comcast-Spectacor in Philadelphia. The company is a leader in sports/entertainment and facility management. She will be handling special-event group sales, managing sales contracts for major businesses at Comcast-Spectacor concerts and special events. A 2002 grad, Steve Jeffries, also works with Comcast in Philadelphia. Glatsky's e-mail address is Krissey88@aol.com.

Brian Heatherington has landed a position with Retail Sports Marketing, a promotions firm based in Charlotte. The company creates in-store promotions for NASCAR with companies such as ConAgra Foods, NAPA and Interstate Brands. His e-mail address is jbrianheth@hotmail.com.

Shannon Courtney is handling special events as local catering sales manager for a Marriott hotel, the Keybridge, in Arlington, Va. She's pleased to be employed by one of the best-known names in the industry and hopes to eventually transfer to the Ritz Carlton in Crystal City. Her e-mail address is scourtney17@hotmail.com.

Laura Flynn is marketing coordinator for Westfield America, a shopping center in Enfield, Conn., where she oversees customer service and handles press releases, advertising, events and promotions. There are 63 Westfield Centers in the U.S., and the company plans to acquire 40 more this year. Her e-mail address is lflynn@westfield.com.

Michelle Niland is working in an internship at the Discovery Channel in Washington, D.C., area, where she's hoping to leverage the short-term position into a long-term job.

Josh Davis is news editor for the Lincoln Times-News, a tri-weekly covering Lincoln County in the Charlotte area. "It's a small start in a small, little Mayberry city, but it's a great way to gain experience in the field," he said. "I'm planning on staying here about a year or so and then making my way closer to Atlanta." His e-mail address is jdavis@ltnews.com.



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