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Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio
Digital Communications - eMarketing, Bachelor of Science Degree, December 2004
Final Overall GPA: 4.0/4.0

Lake Land College, Mattoon, Illinois
Marketing - Associate in Applied Science Degree August 2003
Desktop Publishing Graphic Design - Associate in Applied Science Degree May 2002
Final Overall GPA: 3.7/4.0
Professional Sales - 2003, Desktop Pre-Press - 2002, Office Technology Skills - 2002

Related Experience
Graphic Artist/Advertising Coordinator/Online Specialist
November 2007-August 2011
Journal Gazette/Times-Courier, Mattoon, Illinois
• Created sales fliers, assemble sales packets, and track advertising sales in Excel
• Designed display advertisements and paginate special sections
• Website maintenance and online advertising design

Marketing and Customer Service Manager
November 2004 – August 2007
EveryLearner, Inc. /, Champaign, Illinois
• Researched marketing possibilities, designed advertisements, and track advertising campaigns
• Handled customer questions and concerns both online and over the phone

August 2002 – December 2003
Lake Land College, Tutoring Center, Mattoon, Illinois
• Tutored students in Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, PageMaker, and Software Applications

Work Study
July 2002 – May 2003
Lake Land College, Educational Services and Humanities Division, Mattoon, Illinois
• Created online version of faculty handbook and designed brochures for college programs

March 2002 – July 2002
Marshall Advocate, Marshall, Illinois
• Created ads for local retailers and designed sections for special events

Layout and Design Editor
August 2001 – August 2002
Lake Land College Navigator Mattoon, Illinois
• Prepared page layout for printing and designed advertisements for area businesses

Intern/Work Study
August 2001 – March 2002
Lake Land College, Public Relations, Mattoon, Illinois
• Developed ads and brochures for college programs, and prepared press releases for mailing

Honors and Awards
• Honorable Mention, Best Special Section, “Leading the Way” for Journal Gazette & Times-Courier, Illinois Press Association awards

• Lake Land College Outstanding Business Student
• 1st Place for Advertising in Southern Illinois University College Newspaper Awards
• Lake Land College Navigator Editor Award
• 2nd place photo spread in Illinois Community College Journalism Awards
• Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges

• Presidential Scholar for Fall Semester
• Created cover selected for Illinois Business Education Association book

• March Outstanding Business Student for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
• 2nd place in Computer Applications at FBLA Area Conference
• 3rd place in Computer Applications at FBLA State Conference
• Designed winning logo for Clark County Illinois logo design contest
• Elected to National Honor Society

• 2nd place in Desktop Publishing at FBLA Area Conference
• 4th Place in Desktop Publishing at FBLA State Conference

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