Authors

So who writes this stuff?

Amber McCraw is the Assistant Director of Career Services for the School of Communications. B.A. and B.S., North Carolina State University; M.Ed., University of Georgia. 3 years of career development experience. She previously worked as a Career Advising Fellow with the Student Professional Development Center when she first came to Elon in 2014. Amccraw@elon.edu

Maggie Mullikin is Coordinator of Graduate Outreach & Special Programs for the iMedia program. B.S., James Madison. Taught primary grades for six years in the Dominican Republic and New York. Began a career in marketing working for an event planner and an educational awareness company in Washington, D.C. The past seven years have been in front of the camera as talent for a Greensboro modeling agency.  Work includes national ad campaigns, Web advertisements, voice-overs, print media and television commercials. Most recently wrote and taught a social growth program for elementary schools in Guilford County. Came to Elon in 2008. mmullikin@elon.edu

Tarah Holland (iMedia, ’16) is Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Elon University and works with getting killer talent for the iMedia program! For questions about the iMedia program and admissions, contact Tarah at tholland@elon.edu

Current iMedia student bloggers:

Kyndall DySard is from Wake Forest, North Carolina, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2017 with her B.A. in communication studies, with a focus on integrated marketing communication and advertising, and a minor in political science. During her undergraduate career, Kyndall held leadership positions in TealTV, UNCW’s student-led production network, worked part time as a marketing manager, and designed websites on the side. She is excited to learn new skills that will take her passion for marketing, website design and working with clients to the next level.

Jess Farmer was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. She graduated from Elon University in 2016 with a B.S. in business management. During her undergraduate career, she was a student athlete on the Elon women’s basketball team. Following graduation, she began a full-time position with Highland Brewing Company on its sales/marketing team in the Triangle, serving as the company’s retail account manager. She found her true calling was marketing/digital design during her position with Highland Brewing and is excited to pursue her M.A. in Interactive Media back at her alma mater, gaining the skills needed to excel in the field.

Kelsey Lane was born and raised in Malvern, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Elon University in 2017 with a B.A. in communication design and sociology and minors in leadership studies and African studies. During her undergraduate career, Kelsey was heavily involved with the Periclean Scholars program, and she spent her junior and senior years producing a documentary about food security in Namibia. She is passionate about traveling and learning about other cultures and hopes to eventually pursue a career working internationally with non-governmental organizations to promote awareness. With a variety of interests ranging from web design and photography to graphic design and video production, Kelsey hopes that the iMedia program will give her the opportunity to delve deeper into topics in order to help her determine which track she wants to pursue professionally.

Kendra Sharpe, a native of Burlington, North Carolina, earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While at UNC Charlotte, she interned for Exchange, an online magazine highlighting the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Recently, Kendra interned at Charlotte STYLE Magazine, managing social media pages and monitoring social analytics, as well as developing a desire to pursue media as a career. With her love for fashion, writing, design and photography, Kendra hopes the Interactive Media program will introduce new ideas in the interactive world, especially in graphic design, media writing, and video production. Kendra’s main goal is being as versatile as possible in the digital age with a creative edge.

Kaylin Skipwith, a native of Burlington, North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2015 with a major in communication studies and a minor in media studies. During her undergraduate career, Kaylin studied abroad in South Korea and learned about the influence of media as it relates to Korean pop culture. After graduating from UNCG, she worked at Pace Communications in Greensboro as an account coordinator. Her experience at Pace revealed to her the elaborate work that goes into creating engaging and creative content; she has been hooked ever since. As a member of Elon’s iMedia program, Kaylin looks forward to developing her skills in preparation for the next phase of her career in digital media.

Ashley Sugg is originally from Pine Level, North Carolina. In 2017, she graduated from Campbell University with a B.S. in health communication and a B.A. in communication studies with a public relations concentration. As an undergraduate, Ashley was actively involved on campus. While participating on various student panels and focus groups at Campbell, she also served as advancement chair and senior class representative of student government, vice president and president of her sorority, Sigma Alpha Omega, call team leader in the Office of Annual Giving, and a student worker for the Alumni Office. During her undergraduate career, Ashley also completed three internships. Following Elon’s Interactive Media program, Ashley hopes to tie together her graduate degree, undergraduate degrees and past work experiences.

Amanda Travis, a native of Durham, North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2012 with a B.A. in English, concentrating in professional writing, and minoring in psychology. She has since worked in various positions within the financial industry. As the branch manager of a small bank, she assisted with marketing and developed relationships with small business owners in the Triangle area. Most recently, she has worked in accounting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and as a media tagging specialist at TiVo. In her free time, she also completed a summer screenwriting program at UCLA. Amanda is excited to be a part of the iMedia program and she hopes this will help her develop the technical skills needed to refocus her career on a creative position within the digital media industry.

 

Previous iMedia Staff Student bloggers:

Ashley Anderson ’17

Marquita Brown ’17

Katie Carpenter ’17

Ginny Merrill ’17

Beth Pandone ’17

Kristen Rivera ’17

Bethany Coats ’16

Victoria Foxwood ’16

Tarah Holland ’16

Brandon Frey ’15

Henry Kean ’15

Monique Lewis ’15

Paula MacLeod ’15

Megan McGowan ’15

Jessica Chamber ’14

Laura Smith ’14

Russell Varner ’14

Dioni Wise, ’13

Stephanie Schwartz, ’13

Nolan Ether, ’12

Lindsey Huston, ’12

Meghan Gargan, ’11

Colleen Callahan, ’10

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