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Courtney Schoendaler Education

208 Taylor Street • Grinnell, Kansas • (785)673-6024 clschoendaler@scatcat.fhsu.edu

B.A. Communication Studies Emphasis in Public Relations • Advertising Certificate Fort Hays State University • May 2009 • 3.80 GPA

Professional Experience

Fort Hays State University • Hays, Kansas Assistant to the Sports Information Director • 2005 to Present • Statistician for Volleyball, Football, and Basketball • Assisted in composing press releases and media guides • Assisted in website maintenance • Assisted in coordination of Kansas state high school events • Responsible for general office duties Hays Daily News • Hays, Kansas Internet Advertising Sales Intern • Summer 2008 • Sold and designed advertisements for www.hdnews.net Fort Hays State University Leader • Hays, Kansas Advertising Sales Representative • Spring 2008 semester • Sold and designed advertisements for newspaper and website Kansas Next Step, Inc. • Hays, Kansas Public Relations Coordinator • Summer 2007 • Composed brochures, press releases, and website content • Maintained website • Coordinated fundraising and volunteers • Completed general office duties • Assisted in event planning of Oil and Gas Seminar • Composed direct mailer, program, and evaluation sheet • Compiled mailing list • Created display boards • Designed PowerPoints • Designed name tags

Awards & Activities

• Dean’s Honor Roll • Arleen M. and Wayne W. Yale Scholarship • Department of Communications Excellence Award • Communication Honor Scholarship • FHSU Athletics Academic Excellence Award • Sene Carlile Scholarship • Kansas Youth Leadership Academy volunteer • Leadership On and Off the Field volunteer • FHSU Concert Choir • FHSU Tigers In Service • Alternative Spring Break 2007, Stand Up for Kids • San Diego • Tiger Communications Club President • FHSU Homecoming Candidate • Up ‘til Dawn volunteer

Skills

Adobe Photoshop CS3 InDesign CS3 DreamWeaver CS3 Microsoft Office Powerpoint Keynote iDVD and iMovie Writing press releases Brochure design Advertising & PR campaigns Advertising sales (online & print) Special Event planning

Published Article

“Thirteen Members of the FHSU Football Team Help an Alumus in Time of Need.” The Extra Point - The Official Publication of the American Football Coaches Association. August 2007.

References Ryan Prickett Sports Information Director Fort Hays State University rpricket@fhsu.edu (785)628-5903 Deb Denning Executive Director Kansas Next Step, Inc. connect@kansasnextstep.org (785)432-7837 Andy Stanton Assistant Professor Communication Studies Department Fort Hays State University lastanton@fhsu.edu (785)628-4448


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