Communication Specialist III- Marketing & Communications
University Service Center, Rm. 109
I am a communication specialist, and it is my job to help tell University stories to the widest possible audience. I work closely with media contacts to help publicize University accomplishments, activities, and events. As a member of the Marketing & Communications Office, I work with the rest of my team to coordinate promotional and marketing support for the Colleges and Departments here on campus.
As a longtime Corpus Christi resident, I attended Richard King High School and Del Mar College before graduating from the University of North Texas in Denton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1998.
My journalism career began in 1999 as a copy editor for the Waco Tribune-Herald. A few years later, I began working for my hometown newspaper, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. In 2006, I became a staff writer for Del Mar College where I also worked on web videos for the College’s channel on YouTube. About four years ago, I became a copy editor for Community Impact Newspaper in Pflugerville where my copy-editing fingerprints could be seen in more than 2 million copies of the company’s 26 suburban and community newspapers.
A fun fact about me is that I am a lifelong hobbyist musician with stints in about 40 musical projects since the mid ‘80s. I have two children whose activities keep me busy on the weekends. Needless to say, I am thrilled to be back in the Sparkling City by the Sea!
Islanders Jamie Speck and Juleanna Fuller were among 43 Rockport artists selected to receive funding through THE NEW NORMAL: Rockport initiative by the Fine Line Group, which is providing $150,000 in grants for the creation of new artwork that reflects life in the coastal community during the myriad life-altering events including the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus on eradicating systemic racism, and recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Fuller is an undergraduate sculpture major in her senior year and Speck is a graduate student working on her Master of Fine Arts degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
The Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded funding to The Special Collections and Archives Department at Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi under its Texas Reads grant program. Bell Library began work on a project to survey, process and create catalog records for the Charles F.H. von Blucher Family Papers on Sept. 1. Patrons will be able to access the papers via the internet upon completion of the project.
The engaging and, at times, provocative images of nearly 20 Island University student photographers will go on virtual display Sept. 1 and run through Oct. 31 as part of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Photography Exhibition Showcase, a component within a new photography initiative called Blue Light Contemporary.