graduate Suzanne George Duffy was recently
promoted to senior account executive at M Booth & Associates
in Manhattan. "It's a fabulous step and will put me as the
lead of several accounts," she said. "They include American
Express Vacations, Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center and Rocky
Mountain Railtours - as well as continuing work on MGM Mirage, Borgata
Hotel Casino & Spa, and Yahoo! Travel among others." Her
e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Rosner is an administrative assistant for the Archeological
division of Wetland Studies and Solutions, also known as Thunderbird
Archeology. "The business is very well run and growing quickly,"
Rosner said. "I've been so consumed with finding a job and
place to live that my art has fallen by the wayside;, but once I
move into my new apartment I'm planning on getting involved in one
of the local groups of artists and picking up my digital and photographic
work on a more serious level again." Wetland Studies and Solutions
performs development consulting related to wetlands, the Chesapeake
Bay Preservation Act and local government water-resource initiatives.
WSSI has a 50-person team of engineers, scientists, surveyors, technicians,
GIS and GPS specialists and administrative staff based in Chantilly,
Va. Rosner's e-mail is email@example.com.
2002 grad Cindy
Beidel is a communications coordinator at National Geographic
in Washington, D.C. She has been with National Geographic for more
than two years and is responsible for media relations regarding
exhibits and live events at headquarters; special projects (film
festivals); traveling exhibits; National Geographic Maps; and National
Geographic Expeditions. She is also the intern coordinator for the
communications department. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
2002 alum Erica
Stanley recently became the field director at Lake Snell Perry
and Associates in Washington, D.C. (www.lspa.com).
She is the field director at this national public-opinion-research
firm. "Celinda Lake is one of the top pollsters in the field,"
Stanley explained. "We work with Democratic candidates and
progressive-issue campaigns, doing public-opinion research nationwide.
As field director, I am in charge of ALL the logistics for every
survey and focus group we conduct, which includes everything from
finding facilities to helping with survey sampling. I got the job
through a contact, who is also an Elon alum, Tanya Brown.
She had worked here a few years ago. She is now at the Democratic
National Committee, and I had kept in touch with her and constantly
asked for help with finding a new job. Something came open here,
they called her for suggestions of people and she recommended me.
They called me, I didn't even know there was an opening! It is a
very exciting job, but also very intense, multi-tasking at its best
with very tight deadlines, but it is campaign season after all,
and that's what I love!" Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
Scott Warner, a director with Qorvis Communications
in McLean, Va., is listed on the 2004 "15 To Watch" list, published
by PR News, a weekly newsletter for the public relations and media
relations industry. The list recognizes public relations professionals
who take risks and use innovative approaches to get publicity for
their clients. Warner's work has helped Qorvis become one of the
largest independent PR firms in the Washington, D.C., area. He has
been worked in crisis communications for former NBA player Jayson
Williams and the family of congressional intern Chandra Levy, as
well as publicizing product launches and corporate mergers. He recently
coordinated a media relations campaign for SafeNet, a Baltimore-based
computer secruity company. He traveled with the company's executives
to visit reporters in Boston, Las Vegas, New York and San Francisco.
His work resulted in coverage of SafeNet's recent acquisition of
two larger competitors in The Wall Street Journal and on CNBC.
Maile Gerken is working as an account executive for WCHS,
the ABC-TV affiliate in Charleston, W.V. "WCHS is a Sinclair
Broadcast Group station, and we're sister stations with WVAH-Fox,"
she said. "I am the number-two seller out of 18 in new-business
sales. I love my job." Gerken's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Jimmy Thomson is director of marketing and public relations
at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Conn. In addition
to marketing the track's events and planning programming he is the
lead broadcaster for event nights. "I dealt with the NASCAR
Busch North Series in the early part of June," he said, "and
I got to know some of the drivers really well. I also worked with
a promotion involving AJ Foyt IV, the grandson of Indy 500 veteran
AJ Foyt. He currently drives the No. 14 Indy car, and he's joining
fellow Indy driver Davey Hamilton for an event on our track. We
also had a mini-reunion of former track announcers, as Mike Massaro
and Jack Arute of ABC/ESPN returned to the track, as well as FOX
pit reporter Dick Berggren. I can't thank Elon enough for the education
I was provided. Thanks to my education, my employers can rely on
me to do press releases, write feature articles for the program,
meet and greet new clients and excel on the microphone." Thomson's
e-mail address is email@example.com
Laura Flynn is working in the marketing department of the
Streets at Southpoint in Durham, N.C. The shopping center is one
of the largest in the region. It was one of those she had studied
for her Elon Senior Seminar research project: "Trends in American
Malls to Attract Generation Y Using Emotional Branding." "Im
handling more corporate publishing and advertising than many of
my peers," she said. "The best part of my Elon experience
was having a faculty that cared about the success of each student."
Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rivelli has been named weekend producer at the Scripps station
in Tampa, WFTS-TV, an ABC affiliate. Rivelli is a Tampa native who
once worked as an intern at WFTS. She had also interned at WFMY-TV
in Greensboro as an Elon student, and landed her first full-time
job at that Gannett station, where she worked for less than a year
before moving to WPTV, the Scripps station in West Palm Beach, Fla.
WFTS is her second Scripps station. Her new e-mail address is email@example.com.
a 2003 graduate, has taken the position of community sports coordinator
for the Daily Record in Hickory, N.C. She handles local recreational
and school sports coverage for the newspaper, which is part of the
Media General chain. "I'll be responsible for creating a new
section of the sports page that is made up entirely of local coverage,
from Little League baseball scores to a middle school football game
to someone hitting a hole in one or catching an impressive fish,"
she explained. "My job is to make contacts and be persistent
with people to make sure they send me results." Her e-mail
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eagan, a 2003 graduate, is working as a page at NBC-TV in Rockefeller
Center in New York City. The NBC page program has produced some
of NBC's top professionals, including Elon graduate Loren Burlando,
who now works behind the scenes as an assistant producer at "Dateline
NBC." Eagan's e-mail address is GRED88@aol.com.
a 2003 graduate, has moved to her second job in Philadelphia. She
is assistant to the executive vice president of the Franklin Institute,
a science museum dedicated to outreach and education that also houses
the national memorial to Benjamin Franklin. In addition to her work
with fund-raising and internal public relations, she is helping
organize the annual Franklin Institute Awards. When the Institute
was founded by a group of leading Philadelphians to train artisans
and mechanics in the fundamentals of science in 1824, it also began
honoring excellence in science and technology with these prestigious
awards. Past winners include Alexander Graham Bell, Pierre and Marie
Curie, Thomas Edison, Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Albert Einstein and
Stephen Hawking. Brielmaier's e-mail address is email@example.com.
has moved from her programming position at WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C.,
to a job as a reporter/producer at WITN, the NBC affiliate in the
Greenville-Washington-New Bern, N.C., market. "I went to interview
for a news producing position, and they ended up offering me an
on-air contract on the spot," Brown said. "Needless to
say, I'm thrilled, as this is all I've ever wanted to do!"
The WITN market is number 103. Her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2003 graduate, is an assistant for a Hollywood literary manager/producer.
Fowlkes' e-mail address is email@example.com
Debra Bard - firstname.lastname@example.org- is an associate producer
at WGAL (an NBC station) in Lancaster, Pa.
- email@example.com - is an account executive with William
S. Bergman Associates, Washington, D.C.
- firstname.lastname@example.org - is working at a PR firm called New Media
- email@example.com - is working with Disney resorts in
recap of recent alumni updates:
Khanna, a 2003 journalism graduate, was hired to cover the Raleigh
News & Observer's Durham police beat. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Matesic, a 1999 graduate, has moved to WTAJ-TV, the
CBS affiliate in Altoona, Pa. She'd spent the previous two and a
half years as a weekend anchor/weekday reporter at WENY, the ABC
affiliate in Elmira, N.Y. Matesic won a first-place award in a New
York Associated Press broadcast competition last summer for a 90-minute
special she produced to commemorate the first anniversary of the
September 11th attacks. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
Amy Medders Turner, a 1999 graduate, is living in Centreville,
Va., where she works as a direct-mail copy writer for Hecht's, a
division of the May Company - owner of many U.S. department stores.
She earned her master's degree in mass communication and journalism
from the University of Georgia, then began with Hecht's. Her e-mail
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hamlin, a 1992 graduate, is the senior writer/producer in the
on-air promotions department for the SPEED channel. The cable/satellite
television channel is one of the Fox networks, and its main offices
are located in Charlotte. His e-mail address is email@example.com.
Messier, a 2003 graduate, works in MTV's Music and Talent Development
division in New York. Her e-mail address is Jessica.Messier@mtvstaff.com.
Matthews, a 2003 graduate, recently left Smithsonian Business
Ventures to join Advice Unlimited, a public relations firm in Olney,
Md. Her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hetherington is with Retail Sports Marketing Inc. in Charlotte,
working with accounts for Wal-Mart, NAPA, Camping World, Energizer,
Remington, Klaussner and NASCAR. Hetherington's e-mail address is
Lauren Cooper, a 2002 grad, is assistant director of public
relations for the Big South
Michelle Cater Rash, a 1999 graduate, is Focus reporter for
the Business Journal Serving the Greater Triad. Prior to pursuing
this position, she had been at the Greensboro News & Record for
about four years. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
Andi Petrini is community editor for the Concord/Kannapolis,
N.C., Independent Tribune. Her position falls third in the newsroom
chain of command, behind the editor and news editor. She is also
in charge of the paper's internship program and handles special
sections. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate Botty, a 2002 journalism graduate, is earning a master's
degree in elementary education at the University of Bridgeport.
Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
Culture of the Appalachian," a film made by 2003 graduate Steve
Brady in a School of Communications course was shown at independent
film festivals in Los Angeles and New York this fall.
Brady works as a video editor for WFMY News 2, the CBS affiliate
in Greensboro. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allison Deiboldt, a 2002 graduate, is working in New York
as a research analyst for ABC Kids, a division of Disney. Her portfolio
will include programming on ABC, the Family Channel, Disney Channel
and Toon Disney. Her e-mail address is Allison.Deiboldt@disney.com
1998 graduate Allison Storelli, an associate producer, and
2002 graduate Emily Coons, associate audience coordinator,
are working in key behind-the-scenes positions on ABC-TV's popular
morning talk show "The View." The program features Barbara
Walters, Meredith Viera, Joy Behar and Star Jones. If
you would like to reconnect with Storelli or Coons, their e-mail
addresses are: Allison.Storelli@abc.com and Emily.Coons@abc.com.
2003 graduate Kellen Taylor turned a 2002 summer internship
at MSNBC into a full-time job. She works as a production assistant
at the cable news network on its weekend morning show. Taylor's
e-mail address is Kellen.Taylor@MSNBC.com.
Katherine Baggott, a 2003 graduate, is employed by the Washington,
D.C., for Corporate Executive Board, a company doing research across
many industries, providing best-practices research, executive education
and decision-support tools. Baggott's address is email@example.com.