I wish I could tag everyone through WordPress like I can in Facebook!
Back row: Bryan, Sarah, James, Ben
Middle row: Pat, Ali, Olga, Stephanie L.
Front row: Jean, Liz, Stacey
Class, I enjoyed working with you and getting to know you during our spring term together.
Ben, your work and professionalism are at the graduate level. Thank you for your outstanding work. You also have excellent interpersonal skills.
Sarah, your ambition and enthusiasm for public relations is exceptional. You did an excellent job of tackling challenges and exceeding class requirements.
Beth, with your writing skills and passion for social media, I am excited to see the novel ways you incorporate social media into your projects in China.
Pat, you have immense talent with creative writing. Reading your feature article was a treat!
Ali, with your writing skills and critical thinking, you are going to be a great magazine writer.
Liz, I admire the down-to-earth, human voice in your writing. I think it is one reason why your blog attracted so many comments.
Jean, you are a hard worker, and your PAWS presentation moved me. I appreciate your diligence in class and your commitment to animal issues.
Stephanie L., I was thrilled to see you set up a social networking site for people who love horses. Setting up this site shows your initiative and leadership.
James, I appreciate your professionalism and your follow-through on your work. It reflects that you are committed to your projects.
Stephanie M., your appetite for social media knowledge, combined with your writing skills, makes you an attractive hire.
Stacey, I admire your courage and openness. Your questioning of social media — like twitter — advanced our discussions.
Bryan, I am thrilled to see that you are continuing to blog. Reading your blog brings me up-to-date on the latest technology, such as Digg. Thanks for teaching the teacher!
Olga, I was impressed to hear that you organized a study group for my quizzes. Your performance in class illustrates your hard work, and I also appreciate your strong interpersonal skills and professionalism.
Summer and Fall Plans
Here are some class updates about your upcoming adventures. I didn’t get an e-mail back from everyone, so feel free to send me an e-mail with your update, and I’ll add it to this post. You’re also welcome to post your plans in the comment area.
Ben Benson will be taking summer classes here for four weeks. Then he is returning to Bend to work as a public relations intern at The Mandala Agency. The internship will last 10 weeks, and then he will be back here in Eugene to finish his last year of college.
Beth Evans will be working this summer at T Art Center in Beijing, a start-up organization under the umbrella of 798 Space. She will be copy-editing English materials and helping English-speaking customers. It’s a three-month temp-to-permanent position, so she hopes to continue working there in the fall.
Ali Grise will finish her final courses at UO to complete her women’s studies minor this summer. She is looking forward to being here for the Oregon Country Fair and the Olympic Trials. She will finish her classes in mid-July and return home to Connecticut for about two weeks to visit with her family and visit her good friend, Lin, in New York City, where she is doing an internship with Real Simple magazine. Ali will return to Eugene for August and begin looking for apartments in Portland. In September, she will make the move up to Portland and start to look for jobs after returning from a trip to Paris with her mom to visit her aunt, uncle and cousins. She is eager to start another amazing journey in her life!
Jean Kim will be interning for PAWS in San Francisco. You can see a PAWS video below:
Stephanie McCulley will be doing social media work as an Ant Hill Marketing intern in Portland, Ore.
Stacey Rogers will be in Eugene working and enjoying her last summer as a student. In the fall, she will be taking J454 — her last PR class — and living up senior year at Autzen stadium!
Olga Walsh will be interning this summer for Bend Living magazine in Bend, Ore., and working at Crosswater golf course. Next fall, she will return to UO to finish her last two terms. She will also be the liaison for the 2008/2009 PRSSA E-Board.
Class, please keep in touch with me and let me know if I can help you down the road. Enjoy the summer!