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University Communications

What We Do

The Office of University Communications promotes the mission and identity of Elon University through a variety of print and online publications for students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, friends of the university and the general public.

University Communications staff members serve the community as the first source of information about the university. Communications include The Magazine of Elon, E-Net!, social media pages, admissions materials, and all official news releases distributed by the Elon University News Bureau. We also assist university employees with the design of Elon websites and with production of videos to reach external audiences. To request assistance with a project, please fill out the Project Initiation form.

The Office of University Communications is located in Truitt Building on South Campus at the corner of East Trollinger Avenue and Antioch Avenues.

News

Usry quoted in News & Observer article previewing President Trump's visit to North Carolina

Kaye Usry, assistant professor of political science and policy studies and assistant director of the Elon University Poll, discussed North Carolina's importance in the 2020 presidential election.

Forbes article about college rankings features Lisa Keegan

Keegan, assistant vice president and dean of undergraduate admissions, offered insights for students and their families as they seek out the best college or university for them. 

Voice of America features insights from Megan Squire in report about Trump's tweets

Squire, a professor of computer science, examined the response by white nationalists to recent tweets by the president about four Democratic members of Congress. 

WUNC's 'The State of Things' features Imam Shane Atkinson

Atkinson, associate chaplain for Muslim life at Elon, talks about his religious path, religion and the South as well as "Redneck Muslim," a 2018 documentary about his life. 

31Minutes podcast highlights Elon 

Vice President for Enrollment Greg Zaiser joined the podcast to talk about successful, campus-wide brand stewardship and how his institution transformed itself into one of the preeminent schools in the country.

In My Words: Desert islands are for shipwrecked castaways, not for 21st-century nations

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of English Rosemary Haskell marks the 300th anniversary of the novel "Robinson Crusoe" and compares Crusoe's approach to his isolation and Western civilization with U.S. foreign policy decisions today. The column was published in the Greensboro News & Record

FOX 8 features newest LEED-certified project in report on 'green' construction at Elon

The report by the local FOX affiliate highlighted the features at Richard W. Sankey Hall, which opened in 2018 and was recently certified as LEED silver. 

In My Words: Before WWI, the national anthem was star-spangled confusion

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Tom Nelson sheds light on the evolution of the national anthem during and after World War I. The column was published in the Greensboro News & Record

Gala featured in WalletHub article about credit card marketing and security scandals

Prachi Gala, assistant professor of marketing, offered insights for the article which also touched on why cards charge annual fees and the use of celebrity spokesmen by banks.

Elon Dining Services featured in University Business article about fresh dining ideas

The article highlights Elon Dining Services and dining provider Harvest Table Culinary Group for their "out of the ordinary" dining ideas. 

Elon Law professor talks gerrymandering in media reports

Professor and Senior Scholar Steve Friedland spoke with WGHP FOX 8 and WXII12 about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that keeps federal courts out of legislative redistricting based on partisanship.

Carroll offers insights for article on N.C. opioid legislation 

Jennifer Carroll, an assistant professor of anthropology, discussed the potential impact of legislation that if passed would criminalize "death by distribution."

Usry quoted in News & Observer article about Gov. Cooper's veto of 'Born Alive' bill

Kaye Usry, assistant professor of political science and assistant director of the Elon University Poll, offered insights for the article, which focuses on Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a contentious abortion bill and how it could impact his 2020 re-election campaign.

College Consensus ranks Elon among the nation's top universities

The 2019 ranking places Elon #68 among nearly 1,100 four-year colleges and universities, based on aggregate scores of student reviews and the leading college ranking publications.

For members of the media:

Journalists are invited to sign up here for weekly "On Deadline" emails that offer story ideas and contact information for faculty experts who can speak about current events and breaking news.

To arrange for coverage of Elon news, or to visit campus for interviews or photography / videography, please contact:

News Bureau Director Eric Townsend
(336) 278-7413
Vice President for University Communications
Dan Anderson
(336) 278-7410/(336) 260-6870
Elon University School of Law Director of Communications
Philip Craft
(336) 278-9333

Contact Us:

> University Communications Organizational Chart

Dan Anderson
Vice President for University Communications
(336) 278-7410
andersd@elon.edu

Rebecca Bass
Web Designer
(336) 278-7418
rbass4@elon.edu

Holley Berry
Administrative Assistant - University Communications
(336) 278-7415
berryh@elon.edu

Adam Constantine
Social Media Manager
(336) 278-7403
aconstantine@elon.edu

Philip Craft
Director of Communications - Elon University School of Law
(336) 278-9333
pcraft@elon.edu

Katie DeGraff
Director of Editorial Projects
(336) 278-7419
kdegraff@elon.edu

Garry Graham
Associate Director of Design
(336) 278-7417
ggraham2@elon.edu

Bryan Huffman
Graphic Designer
(336) 278-7420
bhuffman3@elon.edu

Craig Marimpietri
Video producer
(336) 278-7402
cmarimpietri@elon.edu

Aaron Moger
Assistant director for video production
(336) 278-7414
amoger@elon.edu

Roselee Papandrea
Assistant Director - University Communications for Academic Communications
(336) 278-7407
rpapandrea@elon.edu

Keren Rivas
Assistant Director - University Communications for Alumni Communications
(336) 278-7401
krivas@elon.edu

Christopher Spires
Assistant Director - University Communications for Online Communications
(336) 278-7411
cspires@elon.edu

Eric Townsend
Director, Elon University News Bureau
(336) 278-7413
etownsend4@elon.edu

Kimberly Walker
Photographer/Digital Imaging Manager
(336) 278-7412
kwalker17@elon.edu