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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.


In My Words: This is what happens when we ignore our own 'red lines'

Assistant Professor Haya Ajjan writes in several regional newspapers about the need to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a precondition to success in battling ISIS.

In My Words: Eliminate Duke's monopoly on renewables

Associate Professor Jeffrey S. Coker authored a guest column for regional newspapers in which he criticizes Duke Energy’s efforts to stop a North Carolina nonprofit from selling solar power to a Greensboro church.

Elon Poll: The doctor is 'in' in the Tar Heel State

In North Carolina, Dr. Ben Carson leads the competition in the race to secure the GOP nomination for the 2016 presidential election, according to the latest Elon University Poll. Carson also tops former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a general election hypothetical head-to-head match up.

Elon’s MBA program earns top-20 national ranking from Bloomberg Businessweek

The new ranking places Elon #17 among the nation’s 74 best part-time MBA programs.



In My Words: N.C.'s energy bets driven by ideology, not economic wisdom

Associate Professor Dave Gammon's column for several North Carolina newspapers looks at the way lawmakers support or ignore two forms of energy production in the most recent state budget.

Elon Dining breakfast featured in national publication

Elon Dining provides innovative breakfast options as students shift toward full sit-down meals. 

In My Words: Legal protections needed for 'on-demand' workers

In a guest column published by several regional newspapers, Associate Professor Eric Fink at the Elon University School of Law points out shortcomings in federal labor laws as they apply to workers for app-based companies like Uber and Taskrabbit.

In My Words: Brought to you by the letters HBO and $$$

Associate Professor Naeemah Clark authored a guest column for regional newspapers about a new partnership between the Children's Television Network, which produces the beloved children's program "Sesame Street," and the premium cable network HBO.

Elon Poll: N.C. primary voters favor Trump and Clinton, with a twist

The first Elon University Poll of the fall shows that North Carolina Republicans currently favor real estate mogul Donald Trump more than other GOP presidential hopefuls in the race for the White House, but defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Tar Heel State next fall may require another nominee. 

In My Words: Government transparency is being lost

Jonathan D. Jones, director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition and an instructor in Elon University's School of Communications, authored a guest column for several North Carolina newspapers about recent changes to state public record laws.

Elon leads the nation in U.S. News & World Report ranking of "Academic Programs to Look For"

Elon is recognized more often than any other college or university in the eight categories of high-impact learning experiences ranked in the annual "Best Colleges" guide.

USA Today, Wall Street Journal and College Factual highlight Elon programs in 2016 college ranking

Elon University earns 25 badges for excellence in a set of rankings based on the outcomes of a college education.

Elon earns three #1 rankings in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report college guide

Elon earns top marks for undergraduate teaching and innovation in the magazine's annual "Best Colleges" rankings.


Carmen Monico quoted in Associated Press story on Guatemala

The assistant professor of human service studies spoke with the international wire service for an article that looked at the corrupt adoption process involving Guatemalan children following a decades-long Civil War - and efforts by Guatemalan adoptees today to find their birth parents.

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

Rebecca Bass
Web Designer
(336) 278-7418

Holley Berry
Administrative Assistant - University Communications
(336) 278-7415

Adam Constantine
Social Media Manager
(336) 278-7403

Philip Craft
Director of Communications - Elon University School of Law
(336) 278-9333

Katie DeGraff
Director of Editorial Projects
(336) 278-7419

Garry Graham
Associate Director of Design
(336) 278-7417

Bryan Huffman
Graphic Designer
(336) 278-7420

Craig Marimpietri
Video producer
(336) 278-7402

Aaron Moger
Assistant director for video production
(336) 278-7414

Roselee Papandrea
Assistant Director - University Communications for Academic Communications
(336) 278-7407

Keren Rivas
Assistant Director - University Communications for Alumni Communications
(336) 278-7401

Christopher Spires
Assistant Director - University Communications for Online Communications
(336) 278-7411

Eric Townsend
Director, Elon University News Bureau
(336) 278-7413

Kimberly Walker
Photographer/Digital Imaging Manager
(336) 278-7412