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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 and the 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

American Journalism Review highlights School of Communications’ revamped curriculum, new courses

The online journalism publication included Elon University in its December 2014 article titled “Journalism Schools Add Courses in Sports, Emerging Technology.” 

Kiplinger's names Elon a 2015 "Best Value" university

The annual ranking of private universities by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranks Elon #35 in the nation based on acadamic quality and affordability.

Jason Husser talks politics with North Carolina media

The assistant professor of political science and Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement spoke with Time Warner Cable News and with WFMY News 2 in early December about politics and the U.S. Senate's report on CIA torture.

Amy Overman speaks with WFMY News 2 about memory exercises

The associate professor of psychology appeared on a Dec. 4, 2014, "2 Wants to Know" segment on brain fitness and how to minimize the memory loss that begins to take place in humans after the age of 25.

Elon University Chamber Orchestra praised in News & Record review

The largest daily newspaper in central North Carolina called the ensemble's fall concert a program "full of color and masterful playing" and lauded Professor Thomas Erdmann for his conducting.

Anthony Hatcher publishes article about WWII veteran on Huffington Post

The associate professor of communications interviewed 92-year-old J.C. Nethercutt, a WWII vet who was Hatcher's neighbor when he was growing up in eastern North Carolina. Nethercutt, who served as an ambulance driver in the Army, nearly died in a mishap a few days after landing on Normandy in 1944.

In My Words: Ben Bradlee's greatness was found in his commitment to the truth

Using stories from his own interactions with the journalistic legend, Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher authored a reflection for regional newspapers on the October death of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

Elon celebrates National News Engagement Day

The School of Communications organized events that encouraged students, faculty and staff to interact with the news.

In My Words: U.S. has moral imperative to help children at the border

Elon University professors Mathew Gendle and Carmen Monico co-authored a newspaper guest column in which they argue U.S. actions played a role in the nation's southern border crisis and that all citizens have an obligation to aid children fleeing their homes in Central America.

In My Words: Coal ash legislation shows the political system can work

Associate Professor Dave Gammon gives credit in regional newspapers to North Carolina lawmakers who recently passed a law that helps prevent future coal ash spills like the one earlier this year that polluted the state's Dan River.

Elon Poll: Hagan leads Tillis with wide gender gap among likely voters

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holds a small edge in a bid to retain her seat this fall against challenger Thom Tillis, speaker of North Carolina's House of Representatives and one of the state's most powerful Republican leaders.

In My Words: Does nudity upset you? Cover your eyes and don’t subscribe

Associate Professor Prudence Layne writes in a recent newspaper column about public nudity and the cultural double standards Americans must confront pertaining to breasts.

In My Words: Retelling the past is harder than you think

A new James Brown biopic gives Associate Professor Naeemah Clark an opportunity to reflect on her own research into "Soul Brother No. 1" on the opinion pages of several regional newspapers.

In My Words: The numbers on mental health

Following the suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams, Assistant Professor Jason Husser examines survey data on American attitudes toward mental health and calls for more efforts to be made to remove the stigma of depression.

For members of the media:

Journalists are invited to sign up here for weekly "On Deadline" emails starting in October 2014 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

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

Philip Jones
Social Media Manager
(336) 278-7403
pjones16@elon.edu

Aimee Kensky
Assistant Director for Online Communication
(336) 278-7411
akensky@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

John David Parsons
Web Applications Developer
(336) 278-7599
jparsons@elon.edu

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