EDUCATION

The Auburn Creed

I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work.
I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.
I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men.
I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities.
I believe in obedience to law because it protects the rights of all.
I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.
I believe in my country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve my country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God."
And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it.
-George Petrie (1943)

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations

Graduation: May 2018
Major GPA: 3.91
Honors & Awards:
   -Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society
   -National Society of Leadership and Success
   -Dean's List Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017

Supporting & Relevant Coursework



Journalism Fundamentals

This course emphasizes the Associated Press Style, Strunk/Word usage, spelling and spelling/grammatical rules.


Concepts of Communication & Journalism

This course introduces the basic principles of communication theories, forms and industries.


Foundations of Public Relations

This course is designed to overview the functions, practices and growing applications of public relations.


Public Relations Case Studies

This course focuses on the effective and ineffective methods of PR; students study cases from the field itself.


Style and Design Public Relations Messages

This course applies style and design to public relations messages through the use of various content management systems and creative software. Students gain experience using Adobe Products, WordPress and Codecademy.


Multimedia Writing for Public Relations

This course emphasizes communication tactics; planning, writing and producing public relations tools; audience and media selection; print and electronic media.


Public Relations Research

This course works on identifying, characterizing and educating stakeholder groups and alternative channels of communication; formal research producers including sampling, instrument design, information gathering, data processing, analysis and reporting.


Public Speaking

This course provides knowledge on the basic public speaking techniques, different speech formats and how to create speeches for different purposes or platforms. Students write informative, informational, persuasive policy and persuasive value speeches.


Principles of Management

This course focuses on the importance of an effective management team, levels of management and structures for different sized businesses.


Reporting

This course sets the foundations for gathering and telling news for print and digital media.


Intercultural Communication

This course teaches the techniques used for effective intercultural communication and how to avoid communication conflicts between cultures.


Principles of Marketing

This course is designed to present the basics of the marketing industry, focusing on the foundations and basic problems.