Andersen is from Berwyn, Pa. He plans on majoring in communications
with a concentration in broadcast while at Elon University. During
his high school years, Kyle worked extensively with the school's
television studio for all four years, assuming tasks that were centered
mostly in an executive capacity, but he still has a love for hands-on
work. He eventually wishes to produce or direct for television or
teach American history at a high school. He is also an Eagle Scout.
DeLoose is from Springfield, Va. He said he expects to major
in communications with a concentration in cinema at Elon University.
"There's nothing I love more than watching a good movie and
just thinking about it," he explained. "I consider what
was done well, what wasn't, how I would have done it if I were the
director or editor or cinematographer." Ben worked with the
production team for his high school television organization and
is an Eagle Scout. He plans to move to California following graduation
to work in the film industry.
Grace is from Hershey, Penn. Her enthusiasm for public relations
and business attracted her to the field of corporate communications.
She says her dream is to work as a public relations executive or
an event planner for a non-profit organization. Calley says she
wants "a fast-paced and challenging working environment"
and adds that public relations is just the field to suit her personality.
She was editor-in-chief of the Cougar Chronicle, her high school's
newspaper. As an Elon freshman, she is an active member of the Service
Learning Community and participated in the winter term Global Village.
Hite is from Herndon, Va. He is majoring in journalism at Elon
University. While he was a student at Westfield High School, Justin
worked on his school newspaper as the assistant sports editor for
two years. He now writes articles for Elon's student newspaper,
The Pendulum, and plays on the Elon roller hockey team. He hopes
to write for the Washington Post someday as a sports columnist.
"I've wanted to write my whole life and I think it's something
I'm extremely good at," he said. He also expects to study in
Japan for a full semester next year.
Kennedy is from Florence, S.C., and she dove right in to participation
in campus media at Elon. Her involvement with two ESTV programs,
"Straight Talk" and "Phoenix14News," will enhance
her broadcast resume. She aspires to be a reporter and eventually
work her way up to an anchor position. Kristen is majoring in communications
with a concentration in broadcast to focus her interests on the
industry. "I love reporting, and bringing news to the public
is an essential aspect of the media," she said. She is active in the Service Learning Community and serves as a recruitment counselor during recruitment week.
Leonard is from Mooresville, N.C. While he was in high school,
he worked with the school's TV production team for two years, reporting
news and making videos such as "Public Service Announcement: Don't
Eat Things You Find on the Floor." His Senior Project prior to graduation
was an hour-long documentary. He is a communications major with
a broadcast concentration, and he works on ESTV's new show, "The
College Insight." He plans to work somewhere in the television
or film industry after graduation.
Marshall is from Birmingham, Ala. She plans to major in communications
with a concentration in broadcasting at Elon University. She also
intends to minor in theater arts. While she was in high school,
she worked extensively with her school's Stage and Sound Crew program,
and she logged stage managing experience by handling the behind-the-scenes
work for the school musical both her junior and senior years. Her
love of theater first drew her to broadcasting because, she says,
broadcasting is like "live theater for the camera."
Martin is from Stillwater, Minn. While he was in high school,
he worked with both his school's newspaper and the school's broadcast-news
show. Drew expects to major in communications with a concentration
in broadcast or film at Elon University. He's already working in
campus media with "Phoenix14News." He says his dream job
is to be an on-air personality for a popular television show. "The
communications field suits me well and serves as a nice outlet for
my extroverted personality," he said.
McCormick is from New York City. He says he expects to major
in communications with a concentration in cinema at Elon University.
"While at Elon, I plan to take full advantage of what the School
of Communications has to offer," he said. Mike is also taking
advantage of Elon's extensive international programs, and said he
plans to study abroad in Ireland next year.
Moody is from Saco, Maine. He hasn't yet decided what his major
will be, but says he is leaning toward broadcast or journalism.
In high school, he played on the varsity baseball and soccer teams.
At Elon, Kris enjoys playing football and racquetball in his free
time with his friends. He said he'd like to incorporate his passion
for sports into his career. "I've always thought that if I couldn't
play professional sports, writing or reporting about those who do
is the next best thing," he explained.
Naposki is from Milford, Conn. While she was in high school,
she held the position of editor-in-chief for her school's newspaper.
She now serves as one of the two news editors at Elon University's
newspaper, The Pendulum. She said she plans to combine her interest
in athletics with her journalism major and she expects to work for
a health magazine or similar publication after graduation. "I
am an athlete and my intense and competitive attitude fuels my writing,"
Pollock hails from Virginia Beach, Va. She is an Elon University
communications major with a concentration in corporate communications.
She said that after graduation she plans to work in Washington,
D.C., for a public relations firm that specializes in crisis management.
"I like the idea of working to improve the image of an organization,
particularly one that has faced a major crisis," she said.
Sara tutors students through the Boys and Girls Club and Mis Amigos.
Rickel is from Pittsburg, Pa. He hasn't yet determined which
concentration he'll zero in on in communications. Unsure of what
to focus on in the field of communications, Jeff has instead expressed
his passion for rock stardom. "I want to be a rock star,"
he confessed. Until he finds the inspiration that sparks him to
write the one breakthrough song that changes the world, he will
spend his time tuning up his communications skills. He is now working
in campus media as a DJ for WSOE, which fulfills his passion for
Schroyer is from Hunt Valley, Md. She was editor-in-chief of
her high school yearbook and is currently on the yearbook staff
here at Elon. She is also involved in Campus Outreach, Alpha Chi
Omega and PRSSA and works for the Pendulum as a photographer. She
plans to minor in photography, but has not yet decided whether to
major in journalism or corporate communications. She said her ideal
job would be as a photographer for National Geographic, but thinks
that she might actually end up doing public relations in the magazine
industry. "I just want a job that I can do well and enjoy going
to every morning,"she said.
Smith is from Raleigh, N.C. While she was in high school, she
wrote for her high school newspaper. She is now one of the two news
editors at Elon's paper, The Pendulum. After earning her degree
in journalism, Brittany hopes to work for either a newspaper or
magazine. "There is no way I can work in a cubicle from 9 to
5 every day," she said. "I love to write and be active
in my community; journalism will let me do that." In addition,
Brittany is involved with Methodist Fellowship and Habitat for Humanity.
Rolfvondenbaumen is an international student who has lived in
several countries including Canada, the United States and the United
Kingdom. He has not yet declared a major, but is very interested
in cinema, psychology, creative writing and journalism. In high
school, Theodore was involved with the school newspaper, reporting
stories about rugby, cross country and track. After graduation,
he would like to become a professional writer or journalist. "Growing
up in England has provided some great opportunities and stories.
I would love to be able to share them with the world some day,"
Winterbottom is from Kennett Square, Pa. While in high school,
she wrote for the award-winning Indian Post and has decided to major
in journalism. She now is a member of the Elon chapters of Habitat
for Humanity and Alpha Chi Omega, and she writes for Elon's weekly
paper, The Pendulum. She also volunteers regularly whenever and
wherever she can. She continues her education in journalism in hopes
of writing for an top newspaper such as the New York Times or for
a weekly newsmagazine like Time. "I'm still not exactly sure
what I want to do with my future; working at a fashion or women's
magazine is also appealing to me," she said.