• Published 10 compelling news stories using strict AP style and creative storytelling that included photographs in addition to the articles

  • Used social media platforms to spread my stories around the web

  • Devised original story pitches weekly in regard to story ideas

  • Pitched various news topics that are geared towards the college audience


To view some of my work during my time as a collegiate correspondent, click HERE.

"Study Shows Students are Less Psyched About Tablets, Prefer Smartphones"


Published May 6, 2014


"According to a recent report from Ball State University, students are not psyched about tablets.


Despite new and innovative tablets on the market, such as the iPad Air and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, college students now prefer to use their smartphones for entertainment purposes and to locate information...."

"University of Southern Mississippi Inaugurates School's First Black President"


Published May 5, 2014


"Just nearly 60 years ago, the state of Mississippi was no stranger to intense civil rights cases and the lack of enrollment to African American students in historically white universities.


However, 104 years later on a Friday afternoon, history would be made as the University of Southern Mississippi officially inaugurated President Rodney Bennett as the 10th president of the university and the first black president to lead the predominantly white institution....."


This story about Dr. Bennett was featured in the USA TODAY College section in Tennessee within the newspaper, The Tennesseean, and in the 2014 USA TODAY Butterfly Project.


Photo by Kathleen Dearman

"The ACT Could Become the Exit Test for Mississippi High School Students"


Published March 24, 2014


"The ACT college test may be used as an exit exam for Mississippi high school students, according to a recent article in Education Week.


School superintendents, Mississippi house delegates and Gov. Phil Bryant (R) are in support of House Bill 767, which would create a pilot program to allow high school juniors in 10 public school districts to take the ACT chosen by a University of Mississippi research center...."

Colleges Promote Healthy Living Campaigns, Food Options on Campus

Published March 12, 2014

The American Health Association reported 46% of all students on college campuses are trying to lose weight.

Does college really prepare young adults for the real world?


Business leaders expressed mixed views on this question, according to a business leader study in conjunction with the Gallup and Lumina Business Leaders “Higher Education” report on Wednesday.

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