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.

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.

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

Current iMedia student bloggers:

Ashley Anderson obtained a BFA in Creative Writing, with a concentration in Fiction, as well as two minors in English and Psychology and a Certificate in Publishing from UNC Wilmington. During her under graduate years, she was published in Catfish Creek, a literary magazine; designed, wrote, photographed and edited Landfall Foundation’s bi-annual newsletter; and was an intern at Lookout Books. After graduation, she spent a few years in sales before heading back to school at Elon University where she began her MBA, which will be finished in May 2018. She plans to use her degrees to focus on creating experiences for people and hopes to blend her love of literary with the world of business, after completing Elon’s iMedia program.

Marquita Brown is a University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) alumna. She also has about 10 years of experience as a professional journalist, working at newspapers in Mississippi, Virginia and North Carolina. She has focused on education reporting for the majority of her career. Her reporting has helped change state law, exposed wrongs and won awards. Most recently, she was a fellow in the first ProPublica Data Institute. She plans to strengthen her digital and programming skills to become stronger at digital journalism and data visualization.

Katie Carpenter, graduated from North Carolina State University in May 2013. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration. During her time at N.C. State, Katie gained a wide range of experience from internships she held throughout the communication and marketing fields – ranging from marketing and PR agencies to UNC Hospitals and CBS North Carolina. After graduation, Katie moved to Jackson, Mississippi, to work as a marketing producer for WJTV News Channel 12, eventually coming back to North Carolina to work as a creative services producer for WSOC-TV in Charlotte. Marketing, of all types, photography and video production have always been part of Katie’s passions, which is why she is very excited to be a member of the iMedia program. Katie cannot wait to sharpen her skill set and to broaden her scope of knowledge in the world of interactive media and digital arts.

Ginny Merrill graduated from the State University of New York at Cortland with a B.A. in English Literature and a double minor in Professional Writing and Communication Studies in May of 2016. During her time at SUNY Cortland, she served as the Service and Giving Chairwoman for the Gamma Clio chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha, and she was actively involved with fundraising and organizing events for various philanthropies, including the American Heart Association, the Special Olympics, and The American Cancer Society. Ginny also enjoyed sharing her passion and knowledge for equestrian sports, and she taught horseback riding lessons throughout both high school and her undergraduate degree. She hopes to utilize her M.A. in Interactive Media to unite her academic skills with her passion for philanthropy and animals. Ultimately, she hopes to expand her professional skills so that she can assist a nonprofit organization in the education, rescue, and rehabilitation of Pit Bulls. In her spare time after graduation, Ginny hopes to be able to competitively event horses again and she also hopes to rescue a few dogs of her own!

Beth Pandone graduated in May 2016 from Campbell University with a Communication Studies degree in Public Relations and Broadcasting. While at Campbell, Beth worked as the editor of the university yearbook, and headed the Communication Studies Club. She also worked with the Campbell University Football Team as a film/ broadcasting intern. While at Elon, Beth hopes to learn and develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in broadcasting.

Kristen Rivera graduated from Meredith College in May 2016 with a B.A. in Mass Communication. During her time at Meredith she participated in four internships, one of which took place at Myriad Media, an advertising agency in Downtown Raleigh. Through all four of these experiences, Kristen learned that creative teams of upbeat people were a must for wherever her career path might lead. Through the iMedia program, she hopes to join her new team of classmates in exploring innovative ways to create and share video content.


Previous iMedia Staff Student bloggers:

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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