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keni keninelson

605.929.6018

keninelson@outlook.com www.keninelson.com

experience

Editor-in-Chief, The Forum Newspaper April 2012 - June 2013 • Managed a 20 person staff • Mentored reporters growth as writers and interviewers • Supervised production operations • Enforced paper policies • Wrote bi-weekly editorials, covered breaking news • Catered to the specific demographic of the Westminster Community • Worked with reporters to generate content Resident Advisor, Westminster College June 2011 - June 2013 • Enforced campus policies • Resolved interpersonal conflicts • Created programs to increase student involvement • Worked with 22 peers to develop leadership and teamwork skills • Created a safe, secure, and academic environment for students Communication Intern, Senator Orrin Hatch August 2012 - December 2012 • Assisted the State Director • Coordinated Utah Women’s Conference • Assisted Salt Lake Council of Women Public Relations, Rack Pack Foundation August 2012 - December 2012 • Collaborated with a team to overhaul public relations efforts • Designed and implemented a Style Guide • Created Analytical Report for foundations future endeavors Volunteer Organizer, The First Tee April 2010 - August 2010 • Recruited volunteers • Organized staff and volunteer schedules • Oversaw community outreach On-Air Personality, 94.5 KCFS September 2009 - January 2010 • Hosted Fridays, 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. • Interviewed guests, created community outreach programs • Facilitated discussions covering a variety of topics • Introduced local and indie music to area

awards & achievements CMA Best of Show Award, Second Place Search Committee Student Representative Featured Westminster Graduate President’s Leadership Award Nominee Alpha Chi Honor Society Exemplary Achievement Award Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete—Golf Nelson-Guetter Assistant Director Award Who’s Who Amongst Colleges and Universities—2011, 2012, 2013 Outstanding Graduating Senior in Exemplary Service to the Program of Communication

education

2010 - 2013 Westminster College Salt Lake City, UT B.A. Communication Dean’s List 2010 - 2013 3.75 GPA, Magna Cum Laude

2009 - 2010 University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD Dean’s List 2009 - 2010 3.85 GPA Communication, Theatre and Psychology Major

skills Microsoft Office Suite AP Style Technical Writing Creative Writing Advertising Teaching Interviewing Research Management Social Media Media Relations Public Speaking Public Relations Editing Blogging Com munity Outreach Event Planning

references Kim Zarkin Associate Communication Professor kzarkin@westminstercollege.edu (801) 832-2823 Nicola Miller Director of Residence Life nmiller@westminstercollege.edu (801) 832-2245 Mark Ferne Associate Provost for Student Development mferne@westminstercollege.edu (801) 832-2230

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