Roselee Papandrea Taylor

Assistant Director for University Communications for Academic Communications
Truitt Hall 111A
2030 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-7407

Brief Biography

Roselee Papandrea Taylor joined Elon in October 2012 as the assistant director for academic communications. She edits and manages print and website projects for Elon’s schools and more than 40 undergraduate academic programs. She serves as editor for Working@Elon, an online section on E-Net that provides information relevant to Elon employees and manages Facebook and Twitter accounts related to the site. She serves as a staff writer and copy editor for The Magazine of Elon, Elon University’s alumni magazine.

Prior to her work at Elon, she was a newspaper reporter for more than 17 years. She is a native of Bay Shore, N.Y.


Bachelor of Science, Print Journalism, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

Employment History

Elon University, Elon, N.C. – Assistant Director for Academic Communications (2012-present)

Times-News, Burlington, N.C. – Crime reporter (2007-2012)

Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. – Crime reporter (2002-2007)

Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. – Feature writer/teen-page editor (1997-2002)

Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. – Education/municipal reporter (1995-1997)

Service Activities

Allied Churches of Alamance County, Burlington, N.C. – Secretary

Allied Churches of Alamance County, Burlington, N.C. – Board of Directors

Downtown Burlington "A Dickens Christmas" Committee

Jacksonville/Onslow Crime Stoppers, Jacksonville, N.C. – Board of Directors

Youth Editorial Alliance (formerly the Youth Editors Association of America)



Associated Press
O’Henry Award for Writing Excellence 2010

North Carolina Press Association
Third Place, News Reporting 2011
Third Place, Profile Feature 2010
Second Place, Serious Columns 2009
Third Place, Public Service 2007
Third Place, News Feature Writing 2004
First Place, General News Writing 2003
Third Place, Business Writing 2000
Second Place, Business Writing 1999
Second Place, Lifestyle Feature Writing 1998
Third Place, Business Writing 1998
Third Place, Lifestyle Feature Writing 1997

Best of Freedom Award 2006
A corporate-wide writing award for a news feature about a Marine lieutenant colonel recovering from a head injury caused by an improvised explosive device in Iraq.

Best of Freedom Award 2004
A corporate-wide writing award for a news story about a woman whose children died in a fire.

Freedom of Excellence Award 2001
A corporate award given to the staff members that worked on a series of stories outlining abuses at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

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