Each fall, the School of Communications welcomes a new class of Fellows. Here you can meet the 2005 Fellows:
Conor Britain is from Hopkinton, N.H. This communications major is concentrating in broadcast with a minor in political science. In high school Conor headed projects highlighting the baseball and basketball teams. He also produced a documentary about a local politician which was shown at one of his political events. At Elon Conor is involved with "Phoenix14News" and "WinStuff," hoping to eventually land a studio position in both organizations. You may hear him on WSOE on his radio show. "WSOE is a great resource for Elon students," Conor said. "It demands speaking to an audience and is good for helping people get comfortable with that." Conor is an avid baseball fan and hopes to be involved with sports in the future.
Lauren Brown is from Wendell, N.C., and plans to major in corporate communications with a minor in business. In high school, she was the photography editor for the yearbook, and for the past two years, she has done PR for the Carolina Mudcats Minor League Baseball team. At Elon, she sells ads for The Pendulum and is an Isabella Cannon Leader. "My dream job would be working as an advertising executive for a national magazine," she said. Lauren plans to secure an internship when she studies abroad in China or London.
Bernadette Bui is from Germantown, Md. She is a broadcast communications major with a theatre minor. In high school, she worked with her news TV show and was very involved in all the theatre productions. Bernadette is currently involved with two ESTV shows on campus, "Phoenix14News" and "Win Stuff." She is also a member of Alpha Chi Omega and works on various theatre productions. She plans to study abroad in London for a semester. Bernadette hopes her experiences at Elon will guide her toward her dream career.
Caitlin Edberg is from Quinton, Va. She is an Elon University communications major and has not yet decided on her concentration. Caitlin has already taken advantage of the many opportunities in Elon's School of Communications by shooting footage for "Phoenix14News" and participating in FreshTV. She says her dream job would be to host the show "Great Hotels" on the Travel Channel. "I really want to take advantage of Elon's study abroad program," she said. "A spring semester in London would be unbelievable!"
Sean Flynn is from Raleigh, N.C. While in high school he was editor of his school newspaper and focused primarily on sports due to his involvement on both the varsity baseball and football teams. At Elon he plans to be either a journalism or corporate communications major. After graduation Sean hopes to work in advertising agency or be a columnist for a magazine or newspaper. "There is nothing as rewarding as knowing you wrote a good piece and having others appreciate reading it," he said.
Olivia Hubert-Allen is from Elon, N.C. During high school she served as editor-in-chief for her high school newspaper while also serving as a correspondent for the youth section of the local paper. As an Elon freshman, Olivia has a radio show on the college station and plays for the club soccer team. She has also been involved in writing for The Pendulum, Elon's student newspaper. "I want a job that allows me to be creative," she says "Writing has always been a passion of mine so it only seemed fit to be a journalism major!" She hopes to attend law school after graduation and eventually work in media law.
Timothy Johnson is from Salem, Va. He plans on majoring in communications with a concentration in either broadcast or cinema and hopes to minor in political science. Along with earning his Eagle Scout in his high school years, he made movies with his friends and in his senior year he helped start a school television show. At Elon, he has gotten involved with the Phoenix14 News sports department, works for the Phoenix Weekly and was a co-host on the FreshTV show. He looks forward to studying abroad and discovering exactly what he wants to do in the field of communications.
Megan Kirkpatrick is from Morgantown, W.V. In high school she worked on her school's award-winning yearbook as a sports writer. She plans on majoring in corporate communications with minors in business and political science. Her interest in public relations led her to the Elon Student Television PR Team. She enjoys the group atmosphere and being a part of the nationally recognized student-run shows. In the future, she would like to work with a sports team or perhaps in the political arena as a press secretary or event planner. She came to Elon because of the amazing school of communications. ?The school is so dedicated to the building, the studios, the labs, and of course, the students,? Megan said.
Kevin Kline is from Cary, N.C. He became interested in communications after working on his high school television news show. At Elon, Kevin participates in "Phoenix14 News." He also has been a part of the FreshTV program, which prepares freshmen for advanced television production. Kevin dream job is to work in Washington D.C., as a press secretary.
Stefanie Meyers is from Columbus, Ohio, and plans to major in Communications and minor in Political Science. She is also on Elon's Varsity Volleyball Team and is a part of the Communications Learning Community. In high school she focused on photography and film. Stefanie hopes to be involved in different activities ranging from professional beach volleyball to documentaries to politics in Washington, D.C. She is hoping to receive an internship this summer in Nashville, Tenn., working in the music industry. She looks forward to her future at Elon and all the opportunities it will present.
Alysse Miller is from Upper Arlington, Ohio. Although presently undecided, she is leaning towards a concentration in broadcast. Throughout high school Alysse worked with her school's literary magazine as well as the theater and music departments. She is now involved in WSOE, co-hosting a show, and ESTV. "I hope to get more involved with ESTV and documentaries during this year to get more experience in the field of broadcast." After graduation, Alysse hopes to get a job involving TV, movies or music.
Kelly Murtagh is from Baton Rouge, La., and was drawn to Elon University for its superior communications program. She plans on majoring in communications with a concentration in broadcast and a minor in business administration. She participated in Fresh TV and is currently a part of Phoenix 14 News. After graduation, Kelly aspires to be a television broadcast journalist. "I feel so fortunate to be a part of the Fellows Program because it gave me a head start in pursuing my career in communications," she said. Kelly is also a member of the Phi Mu Sorority and Intervarsity and was on the president's list.
Anne Nicholson is from Dublin, Ohio. During her four years of high school, Anne helped produce a bi-weekly magazine style show, and a daily morning news program that aired in front of the faculty and student body. Both shows received the Crystal Communicator Award three of four years she was involved in production. Anne also co-produced and directed a commercial for The Columbus Parade of Homes, which aired on local television. Anne's concentration in communications is broadcast. At Elon, Anne is on the production crew for "Phoenix Weekly" and was a segment producer for the FreshTV program. In the future Anne hopes to become more involved in the School of Communications and plans to study abroad. "I really love that Elon's School of Communications provides so many opportunities for students to get involved and gain real-world experience, even for freshmen."
Gordon Paulson is a freshman from Raleigh, N.C. While in high school he worked on his school's news program for three years. He is majoring in journalism and would like to become a sportswriter for a major newspaper. Gordon has written articles for the sports section of The Pendulum. "I enjoy the amount of freedom that being a writer allows," he said.
Chelsea Peabody is from Roswell, Ga. She a corporate communications and music (voice) double major. In high school she worked on her school's literary magazine, Avalon, as well as in event planning for the International Thespian Society and Student Council. At Elon she is a member of PRSSA and works in PR for ESTV. Outside of Communications she is active in the Resident Student Association, the North Area Council, Alpha Chi Omega and Emerging Leaders. After graduation she hopes to work in promotions in the music industry or in radio.
Katie Reese is a resident of DuBois, Penn., and plans to major in broadcast communications. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega and has also been involved with FreshTV. She hopes to become a producer for television shows such as "Oprah." In her junior year, she plans to spend a semester abroad studying in England and traveling Europe.
Kathleen Schneider is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is majoring in journalism at Elon University. At Walnut Hills High School she was an editor on the yearbook during both her junior and senior years. "I have loved the field of journalism ever since I worked on my school newspaper in the sixth grade," she said. Her dream is to work as an editor for a magazine or newspaper. She tutors twice a week at a local elementary school.
Kat Stroscio is from Rochester, Mass. She is majoring in communications with a concentration in cinema and a possible minor in biology. During high school she was a competitive dancer, part of her school's television broadcast, and also enjoyed performing in musicals. Someday she hopes to edit movie trailers, commercials or documentaries. "It doesn't really matter as long as I'm editing," she said. Here at Elon she was part of the FreshTV program and is currently working on editing a documentary. She works in the ESTV office, and she is also a part of the Elon dance team as well as the Greek organization Zeta Tau Alpha.
Bethany Swanson is from Bethesda, Md. Here at Elon, she plans to major in journalism and minor in art and political science. She was news editor and copy editor of her high school's newspaper, The Pitch. Bethany has always loved to write and edit work. As an Elon freshman, she is a member of the Communications Learning Community and an ad designer and writer for The Pendulum. In the future, Bethany hopes to be able to use her education at Elon to work as a copy editor for a major newspaper or magazine.
David Vollrath is from Annandale, Va. In
high school, he produced several student films and worked on
various independent film projects. He has submitted work to
the 48 hour Film Festival and produced a feature length film
that was recently submitted to Tribeca Film Festival. David
is majoring in communications under the cinema concentration
and plans to pursue a future career in directing or
Kristin Zachary is from North Wilkesboro, N.C. She plans on majoring in Journalism and English (concentrating in Creative and Professional Writing). In high school, Kristin worked on the school yearbook and started a school newspaper. She is now Vice President of the Society of Professional Journalists and a member of the Student Life staff for Elon's yearbook, Phi Psi Cli. Kristin hopes to become the editor of a major magazine after graduation. She also hopes to write a novel later on in her career.
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