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Oakley Julian announces her first book, Words and Silence. Ms. Julian earned her Bachelor of Arts in English at  Armstrong in 2005. In 2013 she went on to earn her Masters of Fine Arts from University of Baltimore in Maryland. She is a Senior Technical Writer for the US Coast Guard in Maryland and writes in her free time.
Words and Silence  


LLP is pleased to announce the recent hire of Nick Godfrey who earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Armstrong last year in 2012. He was last year's editor of the ASU literary magazine Calliope. Nick was hired by the Rome News Tribune as the Young Romans editor and education reporter.


Languages, Literature and Philosophy Alumna, Elena Fodera, is the Associate Editor of Skirt Magazine. Ms. Fodera graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in English/Communications with an emphasis in Professional and Technical Writing. Featured online with Armstrong Experience, find out more about Elena and her work at Skirt!. 


The Language Literature and Philosophy department would like to announce that Lora Chance, Summer 2009 Graduate of the English Professional Communications track was hired by WTOC. Starting her career as an intern during the Summer 2009 semester, she is now primary producer of The News Now anchored by Sonny Dixon.


In 2009, Francisco Resto graduated with a B. A. in English from Armstrong. While attending Armstrong, Franciso obtained an internship at the German Press Office through the Halle Foundation. Through this internship he was given the opportunity to interview the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel on the occassion of the Women's World Cup in Berlin.

Student News

Dash Coleman
Major: English Professional Communication
Class: 2012
Internship: Savannah Morning News
Working in a newsroom for a summer better prepared me for my future. I’m now a more confident writer and I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade. I’m excited to have chosen this career path and I can’t wait to get started writing for a living.

Brittany Hodges
Major : English with a Concentration in Professional Communication
​Class: 2011
Internship: WSB-TV Channel 2, Atlanta
I would not call my internship an internship, but a dream. Over the summer I produced Public Service Announcements (PSAs), vignettes, television show segments, and even a short video. I learned things and met people that could possibly change my life and my future. Even though the internship was unpaid, I feel wealthy with the experience I gained working at WSB-TV.

Andrew Manning
Major: English with a Concentration in Professional Communication
​Class: 2010
Internship: The Tatnall Journal, Reidsville, Ga.
My internship with the Tatnall Journal allowed me to write different types of articles, getting away from my security blanket of sports writing. I live and breathe sports and for two years have written for the sports section of The Inkwell, Armstrong’s student newspaper. At the Tattnall Journal, I was forced to think outside the box and utilize what I’ve learned in my journalism classes.

Tiffany Thorton
Major: English with a Concentration in Professional Communication
​Class: 2010
Internship: Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield
My main goal with the internship was to learn more about marketing and to find out if this is the career I want to pursue after graduation. Other goals were to build on skills I gained in coursework and develop new ones. The internship has broadened my professional experience and prepared me for my future career.

Desiree Faulkner
Major: English Professional Communication
​Class: 2011
Internship: Rebuilding Together Savannah
The internship opened my eyes to an entire different field of work. I had never thought that I would want to work in the nonprofit sector, but after completing my internship it is something that I am considering. Working and making a difference in the lives of people felt awesome. Writing grants felt good, especially knowing that my writing could benefit the lives of others.

Dawn Westin
Major: English Professional Communications
​Class: 2011
Internship: South Magazine
Interning with the magazine helped me develop essential skills, including working within a publication’s style guidelines, writing to appeal to the magazine’s target audience, and working on a deadline. I got to see firsthand how many people, each with their own role, must work together to produce the final product that makes its way onto stands and into the hands of subscribers.

Victoria DiNatale
Major: English Communications 
Class: 2013
“Bullying is glamorized,” DiNatale said. “You see it in movies like ‘Mean Girls.’ What’s cool about someone no longer wanting to live because they are being bullied so badly? What’s cool about that? I teach these kids that if you want to be cool, you’ve got to be kind.”

David Rountree
Major: English Professional Communications
​Class: 2011
Internship: Cumulus Broadcasting Savannah
I am more than appreciative of what I have learned in the classroom, but to see it translate to a real-life setting was refreshing. I realized that I have the skills to succeed in a professional environment, and I have Armstrong to thank for that.

Katie Balcom
Major: English Professional Communications
Class: 2012
Internship: ESPN
After her graduation in December 2012, Balcom plans to attend the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Mass Communication and Journalism, and pursue graduate studies in mass communication.
 

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