Every public relations student dreams of growing up to work at a fancy PR firm and become an account supervisor- the person who gets to make the final decision for his or her accounts/clients. University of Delaware communication Alumna Blair Kahora Cardinal’04 accomplished the pr-student-dream when she was hired by Buchanan Public Relations as an account supervisor.
The whole nation could not take their eyes away from the race for Delaware Senator between Chris Coons and Christine O’Donell, mainly because O’Donell created such a fascinating character of herself. All of a sudden, everyone cared about the little state of Delaware and what experts from the state thought of the senate race. UD Communication Department’s very own Lindsay Hoffman was featured on WHYY Radio to weigh in on the election on November 3, the day after Coons defeated O’Donell as Delaware Senator.
Every girl who has ever put on a pair of ballet flats dreams of making it big and dancing along side a pop star, but only a lucky few actually make their dreams come true. Well, UD Communication Alumna Pam Leary’10 has a shot at being one of the lucky few.
Leary, a former captain and co-choreographer of the University of Delaware Dance Team, competed in a promotional dance competition at the Manhattan Mall in New York City for the movie Burlesque, staring Christina Aguilera and Cher. She won the New York Competition and is now competing with 19 other regional city winners for the chance to have her dance video aired on MTV.
People who graduate from UD’s Communication Department have the opportunity to do great things. Some go on to work in film, others in the business world or go to graduate school. Two communication alumni are thinking a bit more globally and are taking the skills and experience they gained during their years at Delaware to Antarctica.
Jeremy Polk ’08 and Matt Stan are traveling to Antarctica in January to produce a series of short documentaries on scientific research founded by the National Science Foundation.
The Delaware senate race is the most watched race during the midterm elections and the University of Delaware hosted the debate between Democratic nominee Chris Coons and Republican nominee Christine O’Donnell on October 13. CNN invaded the campus to air special debate coverage, however CNN was not the only television network to highlight the Delaware senate debate. STN 49, UD’s student run television channel, created special programing to address the debate.
Being recognized by experts in one’s career is something most strive for through out their lives. Everyone wants their hard work to be appreciated and acknowledged. UD Communication Alum and current senior editorial coordinator for national media at the University of Delaware Office of Communications and Marketing, Andrea Boyle, recently received the career recognition most crave.PR News placed Boyle on its 15-to-watch list.
Boyle coordinated national press surrounding the university’s purchase of the former Chrysler Plant, got an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for alumni David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt and worked on other university national news attention.
Boyle graduated form UD with a bachelor’s degree in communication and history, then earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She began working for the Office of Communications and Marketing in 2008, after previously working as a broadcast journalist.
For more information, read the UDaily news release on Boyle.