Managerial position in the field of public relations within a higher education or marketing setting.

Summary of Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Team player, strong organizational focus, dependable, with a "can-do" attitude. Respected by colleagues and clients.

Work Experience

Assistant Director of University Relations
Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI

• Supervise newswriters and photographers
• Organize event and stock photo archives
• Assistant editor for FOCUS magazine, a quarterly journal mailed to 22,000 Andrews alumni

Web Coordinator & Interim Director of University Relations
10/00–7/02 & 9/01-03/02
Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI

• Maintain university's website and update departmental and news sites
• Oversee student photographers and coordinate photo archives
• Project coordinator for university's commemorative history book, As We Set Forth

University Bulletin Technician
Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI

• Assist with 1998-99 and 99-2000 university bulletin production, assume full production responsibility in 2001 for 360+ page publication

Office Manager of University Relations
1993–10/00 Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI

• Administer university relations office with 5 full-time staff and 6-8 student employees
• Serve as front desk receptionist
• Produce and edit weekly campus newsletter and bi-annual commencement programs
• Conduct campus tours for schools and other visiting groups
• Assist with presidential retirement and inaugural events


1994–2004, Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI
• BS in General Studies, Public Relations emphasis, minor in Behavioral Science, May 2004, Summa Cum Laude

1990-1991, Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor MI

Professional memberships

CASE (Council for the Advancement & Support of Education)
Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Honor Society

Volunteer experience

Pioneer Memorial Church
Berrien Springs MI
Volunteer pianist for Sabbath School class of three-year-olds

United Way Day of Caring
Benton Harbor MI
Participant in annual community outreach day
• Assist with various projects for local agencies: painting,landscaping, cleaning, cooking & serving at soup kitchen, and other outreach activities.

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School
Berrien Springs MI
Volunteer receptionist and office assistant
• Handle front desk reception and school records
• Assist with numerous school functions