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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

Elon Law honors vice chair of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights with leadership award

The Hon. Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a former associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a federal district court judge, received Elon Law’s 2016 Leadership in the Law Award.

ELON POLL: Trump and Clinton virtually tied in NC with racial and gender gaps among likely voters

The survey of registered voters in North Carolina was conducted by the Elon University Poll from Sept. 12 through Sept. 16. 

N.C. voters oppose HB2, razor-thin margins in governor, U.S. Senate races

The survey of registered voters in North Carolina was conducted Sept. 12-16, 2016. 

Elon Poll featured in news report on first-time voters

The segment aired Thursday, Sept. 15, on WFMY News2. 

Communications student publishes op-ed in Hartford Courant

Cinema and television arts major Alex Attanasio ’18 examines the post-competition comments of Chinese Olympian Fu Yuanhui regarding her menstrual cycle and the attention the swimmer’s interview received. 

Elon ranks #1 for teaching, innovation and academic excellence in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 'America’s Best Colleges'

The top-selling college guide ranks Elon the #1 Southern University and the national leader in academic programs that lead to student success.

 

Education leaders nationwide recognize Elon programs that promote student success

U.S. News & World Report lists Elon as the nation’s only university recognized for excellence in all eight academic programs that lead to student success.

 

Elon professor appears on popular ‘Marketplace’ radio program 

David Bockino spoke with program host Kai Ryssdal, detailing the assistant professor’s travels and experiences in Myanmar as well as the Southeast Asian nation’s rise as a top tourist destination.

Elon professor's work about the meaning behind Facebook 'likes' finds national audience

The article by Assistant Professor of Marketing Alisha Horky and her co-author first appeared at The Conversation and has since been republished by multiple national media outlets. 

UNC-TV to air documentary about Elon faculty member

The documentary by filmmaker Jan Van Wyk, "Musings of an Iraqi Patriot," traces the journey of Ahmed Fadaam from his native Iraq to Elon. 

Sierra Club ranks Elon among 'cool schools'

The university has been named repeatedly to the list by the environmental organization, which looks at sustainability practices, carbon footprints and recycling efforts. 

Immersive summer business program in Japan generates foreign media coverage

Through "Keizai in Kansai: Business and Culture in Japan," a group of nine Elon students studied the Japanese economy up close for nearly a month. 

In My Words: Standing on the Edge: Is political rhetoric tearing our country apart?

Newspapers around North Carolina recently featured a guest column by Jeffrey Pugh, professor of religious studies, who writes about the contrast between the efforts by South Africa's Nelson Mandela to unite a fractured country and the divisive rhetoric heard in today’s U.S. political contests.

In My Words: Owning the Stories of Slaves in America

Newspapers around North Carolina recently featured a guest column by Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, who assesses reactions to recent comments by first lady Michelle Obama about the role of slave labor in the construction of the White House. 

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