2014-2015 JMC Ambassadors

Our JMC Ambassadors are some of the best students in our program. They are smart, energetic and enthusiastic and to a great job of representing The Miller School at a variety of events.

Whether it’s hosting campus visitors, attending recruiting events, assisting with special events and guest speakers or spreading the word about important details the student body needs to know about, our Ambassadors are proud to represent The Miller School wherever they go.

Want to join our team? We will be accepting applications for JMC ambassadors during the Spring 2015 semester.

 

Meet our current Ambassadors:


Katie BourkKatie Bourk, Senior
Sequence: Public Relations
Outside concentration: Business
Career aspirations: Media consultant for a professional sports team.
Favorite media source: FOX News
Favorite internship and why: The opportunity to be a student intern for the K-State athletic department.



Shelby BrunkShelby Brunk, Senior
Sequence: Journalism and Digital Media - Electronic
Outside concentration: Secondary Major in Education - Journalism
Career aspirations: I aspire to become a broadcast journalist and report on crime for FOX News.
Favorite internship and why: My favorite internship was at FOX 4 News in Kansas City where I got to have hands-on experience reporting.
Favorite hands-on experience: Being editor in chief for the Royal Purple Yearbook.



Carly DickterCarly Dickter, Senior
Sequence: Public Relations
Outside concentration: Leadership Studies and Art History
Career aspirations: Event coordinator or director for an art museum. 
Favorite media source: National Public Radio
Favorite Internship and why: This summer I will be interning for a nonprofit organization in Tel Aviv, Israel. Combining an internship with experience abroad is an extraordinary opportunity.
Favorite hands-on experience: I really enjoy posting weekly interviews with our faculty members on the JMC Facebook page. We have such a great group here at the Miller school.


Zaldy DoyunganZaldy Doyungan, Senior
Sequence: Journalism and Digital Media - Electronic
Outside concentration: Leadership Studies
Career aspirations: To be an on-site reporter or news producer at a local TV Station.
Favorite Media Source: Twitter because of its convenience and speed.
Favorite internship and why: Being a broadcast intern at KCTV5 news in Kansas City. I got to go on creative and exciting shoots as well as help the newsroom during intense situations.
Favorite hands-on experience: Being able to operate cameras, audio, and lighting for Wildcat Watch gave me great experience for the future!

 

Marissa HaakeMarissa Haake, Junior
Sequence: Public Relations
Outside concentration: Business
Career aspirations: To work in an athletics communications department.
Favorite media source: Twitter because it offers instant updates in just 140 characters.
Favorite internship and why:My internship with the Vail Valley Foundation for the Birds of Prey Downhill Ski Races because we were surrounded by incredible Olympic athletes and the atmosphere from the stands was awesome.
Favorite hands-on experience: Working with the K-State Athletics Communications has been a great experience because I am surrounded by really great people and am getting to do the sort of work I hope to do in my future career.




Jessica HermeschJessica Hermesch, Junior
Sequence: Public Relations
Outside concentration: History Minor
Career aspirations: To be an event planner.
Favorite media source: The Huffington Post
Favorite internship and why: I interned at the Chapman Center for Rural Studies in the history department last spring and will again this semester. I love it because we research and preserve the rural history of Kansas and its lost towns while also promoting the center and our research, which I think combines public relations and history perfectly.
Favorite hands-on experience: Helping to plan the JMC Scholarship Banquet my freshmen year. It helped introduce me to event planning, as well as other students and teachers in my department.



Hayley LollarHayley Lollar, Junior
Sequence: Public Relations
Outside concentration: Hospitality Management
Career aspirations: To work for a sports/racing team or at an entertainment PR agency.
Favorite media source: Twitter.
Favorite internship and why: I worked forthe Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau last summer. It was a great networking experience and I loved seeing the events come together.
Favorite hands-on experience: Writing a strategic PR plan in Deb Skidmore's MC 380 class for the Manhattan Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

 

  

Daniela Martinez-SerranoDaniela Martinez-Serrano, Junior
Sequence: Journalism and Digital Media - Electronic
Outside concentration: Women's Studies
Career aspirations: To be a reporter and work for a television station in the country.
Favorite media source: The Wall Street Journal and Twitter.
Favorite internship and why: I had two internship this summer. I worked as a social media intern for Animated Lighting in Kansas City and as a news reporter for Edge, a hyper local news website in Johnson and Wyandotte County. I got a lot of hands on experience and got to meet and interview amazing people throughout Kansas City who are making an impact within their community. Both internships taught me valuable lessons in digital and social media.
Favorite hands-on experience: Being DJ D and cohosting with DJ Mollz at the Wildcat 91.9. I also enjoyed assisting the JMC faculty in promoting the 25th anniversary of the naming of the A.Q. Miller School.

 

Lindsay McNaryLindsay McNary, Junior
Sequence: Journalism and Digital Media - Electronic & Public Relations
Outside concentration: Communications Studies
Career aspirations: To be on the ESPN Sports desk, then found my own public relations company that matches companies and charities and build a talk show around it that brings the parties together.
Favorite media source: ESPN and Twitter.
Favorite internship and why: KCTV 5 Better Kansas City - I got to hang out at the zoo and pet polar bears and penguins, and co-produce a talk show. They really took the time to teach me.
Favorite hands-on experience: Being the first female to do color and play by play for KSDB, Division 1 and Wildcat Football. I love pushing boundaries and seeing if I can really accomplish something seemingly impossible. Broadcasting is my favorite.

 

Lauren MeehanLauren Meehan, Senior
Sequence: Public Relations
Outside concentration:Dual major in American Ethnic Studies
Career aspirations: Public affairs or crisis communications
Favorite media source: Online news sites like CNN or the Wall Street Journal.
Favorite internship and why: I have not had an internship yet, but I am looking forward to it!
Favorite hands-on experience: The best experience I have had is being the president of my sorority. It has given me ample opportunities to practice and utilize all that I have learned in my JMC classes. 

 

 

Kelly MyersKelly Myers, Senior
Sequence: Advertising
Outside concentration: Leadership Studies
Career aspirations: I hope to work in an advertising agency after I graduate. I would like to be successful as an account manager in a respectable firm.
Favorite media source: Buzzfeed.com The site is modern and a great outlet for entertainment news.
Favorite internship and why: My favorite internship was at DuPuis, an innovation agency, in Chicago, IL. I was able to experience the advertising industry while learning about the world of design.
Favorite hands-on experience: Working with TakeFlight. I was able to work as an account executive, which allowed me to interact with clients. I enjoyed meeting new people and learning how to take on accounts within the K-State community.

 

Sydney PughSydney Pugh, Junior
Sequence: Public Relations
Outside concentration: Leadership Studies
Career aspirations: After concluding my internship, I amy look for a career with the FBI, but at this point I am exploring opportunities and I am open to many areas of interest.
Favorite internship and why: My favorite internship is definitely the one I too with the FBI. I've always had an interest in investigative work so being part of such an incredible agency that focuses on that was amazing. I gained a lot of knowledge and had some real hands on experience.

 

 

 

Taylor RussoTaylor Russo, Sophomore
Sequence: Advertising
Outside concentration: Business Administration and Marketing
Career aspirations: To be an art director for a big advertising agency.
Favorite media source: Instagram. I've always believe a picture is worth a thousand words, and I think people can learn a lot from the pictures posted by fellow Instagram users.
Favorite internship and why: I haven't had an internship yet, but I am looking forward to having one in the years to come!
Favorite hands-on experience: This year I was involved with TakeFlight, which is the student run advertising and PR agency. I really enjoyed creating advertisements for real clients and working with other students to come up with unique campaign strategies. I gained a ton of writing and design knowledge from being involved in this. 

 

Anna ShippyAnna Shippy, Sophomore
Sequence: Public Relations
Outside concentration:
Career aspirations: I'd like to be a PR manager for a large business or corporation.
Favorite media source: CNN
Favorite internship and why: I currently work as a student writer/editor in the Marketing and Communication Service office of Global Campus. I love being able to promote K-State and our programs to distance students across the globe!
Favorite hands-on experience and why: I have really enjoyed writing for the Royal Purple. I think it's special to be able to share the story of K-State and its students through each story I write.

 

 

Reghan TankReghan Tank, Senior
Sequence: Public Relations
Outside concentration: Psychology
Career aspirations: I hope to work as a public relations specialist for a large corporation or for a government program, like the National Park Service.
Favorite media source: Reddit
Favorite internship and why: Working as the Customer Relations Communications Intern for Southwest Airlines has been a great way to get more experience in the communications field while meeting awesome people.
Favorite hands-on experience: Traveling with Dr. Barb DeSanto and nine other JMC students to Costa Rica to help promote rural community tourist sites. If you get a chance to study abroad, do it!

 

Joey WenbergJoey Wenberg, Senior
Sequence: Public Relations
Outside concentration: Political Science
Career aspirations: I would eventually love to get involved in political communications for either an incumbent or a potential candidate.
Favorite media source: Buzzfeed has some good coverage pieces on current events, and it's geared toward an audience of our demographic.
Favorite internship and why: My only internship has been with Creighton Athletics. It was awesome brainstorming and designing ideas for marketing materials for a very successful program in the Big East.
Favorite hands-on experience: I really enjoyed taking MC 480 with Dr. Matthews. It was a great experience designing a broad range of items for our "clients" and working with my classmates to put together proposals for a whole campaign.

 

 

Marin WillisMarin Willis, Junior
Sequence: Public Relations
Outside concentration: Leadership Studies
Career aspirations: Public Affairs for the Army or a smaller agency.
Favorite media source: Twitter
Favorite internship and why: I was Bailey Lauerman's PR & Social Media intern for Summer 2014. I handled all social media and public relations work and I got to work on real projects for Panda Express, Cuties, and the National Hemophilia Foundation at the College World Series. Not a lot of people can say that and I loved everything about the environment, agency and people.

 

 

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