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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

Inside Higher Ed highlights Elon's participation in new credential database

The Oct. 18, 2017 article by the higher education publication features insights from Rodney Parks, Elon University registrar. 

Elon Law scholar offers insights during Capitol Tonight segment

Associate Dean Enrique Armijo joined in a discussion for the statewide Spectrum News politics program about the most recent conflict between President Donald Trump and the media. 

Pardo discusses the cultural landscape in Pittsburgh for Departures Magazine article

Assitant Professor Matt Pardo, who is also co-director of The Blanket, was interviewed for the October edition of Departures Magazine, the in-flight magazine for American Airlines. 

'Coming home': President-Elect Connie Ledoux Book's remarks to the Elon community

Book, who will become Elon's ninth president on March 1, was welcomed by the Elon community at a gathering in Alumni Gym on Monday, Oct. 9.

Negin critiques Tony Romo’s broadcasting style in USA Today article

The assistant professor of communications – and four-time Emmy Award recipient – assesses the former NFL player’s first few weeks behind the microphone.

ELON POLL: N.C. voters disapprove of Trump’s job performance, say president should work across the aisle

The most recent statewide survey also asked about NFL player protests, Congressional action on Obamacare and DACA, and whether Confederate monuments should be removed.

Pardo weighs-in on safe teaching practices for article in Dance Teacher magazine

Matt Pardo, assistant professor in the Department of Performing Arts, was interviewed for the Sepetmber 2017 issue of Dance Teacher magazine. 

Elon DPT student delivers backpack advice for FOX 8's 'House Call'

Brooke Powell, a third-year student in Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy program, offered advice to parents about how to reduce the likelihood their children's backpacks will cause back or posture problems. 

USA Today College highlights Elon initiative

The article focused on the work of SPARKS Peer Educators to help teach students about healthy relationships and decision-making.  

In My Words: Subterranean Southern Homesick Blues (And Grays)

Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of communications, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate about the complexity of Southern heritage.

In My Words: The unstoppable force of artificial intelligence vs. the immovable object of capitalism

Professor of Sociology Tom Arcaro writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that advances in artificial intelligence require regulation. 

Elon gets top national honors for student success programs in annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings

Elon is the nation’s only university recognized for excellence in eight academic programs that promote student success.

 

Elon earns national recognition, #1 rankings in 2018 U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges”

Elon is the #1 master’s university in the South and the national leader in academic programs that lead to student success.‚Äč

N.C. media cite Elon Law expert in coverage of DACA

Assistant Professor Heather Scavone, director of Elon Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, shared insights with news outlets on Sept. 5, 2017, that covered changes to the immigration policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.   

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