1 University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Public & International Affairs Master of Public Administration Alumni & Student Resume Portfolio (910)
2 Alumni & Student Resume Portfolio University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Public & International Affairs FACULTY Mark Imperial MPA Director Earl Sheridan Chair, Dept. of Public & International Affairs Tom Barth Jennifer Biddle John Brennan Jeffrey Brudney Milan Dluhy Angela Douglas Jennifer Horan Daniel Masters Stephen Meinhold Christopher Prentice (910)
3 I am a MPA student at UNCW concentrating in Nonprofit Management. My educational background in anthropology has given me the unique ability to solve problems related to difficult human situationss with poise. More recently, I have been involved in implementing surveys for the e Wilmington Police Department and the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross to assess human capital matters within such organizations. I possess both highly developed emotional and analytical intellect and aspire to use such abilities to become a professional ombudsman, mediator, or HR specialist. My presence of mind in tense situations, along with my passion for problem solving and aptitude for hard work, make me an excellent candidate for helping public institutions uphold their ultimate missions of serving the public good. While beginning my secondary educational experience at Western Carolina University, I knew I wanted to make a difference in my community. With my desire to make the world a better place I plan to accomplish this by obtaining my Maters in Public Administration at the University of North Carolinaa Wilmingtonn with a concentration in Environmental Policy and pursuing a careerr in the non-profit environmental sector. With skills in public relations, administration, and community involvement I am on my way to making my difference in the community. I obtained my Master ss in Public Administration to make a positive impactt in the communities that I live in. Whether it s providing statistical analysis to local government programs or implementing planning techniques to create a sustainable future, my passion is to createe sound communities. In addition, with over 15 years of managerial experience, I bring logical, critical thinking skills, various communication strategies, the ability to motivate others, and more to my pursuit of public service. Having public government experience, I am more than prepared to draw upon my professional and educational experiences to meet the challenges that face communities today and in the future.
4 I am an energetic, talented, and can-do manager of staff andd volunteers, having served as a director in a nonprofit setting for five years, making sure the organizationn achieved the results they needed. I am an expert analyst in the fields of public administration and nonprofit management: comfortable in detailed technical work and writing, while also skilled in building consensus with colleagues via strategic discussions and planning. My service on nonprofit boards shows my interest in making a difference while ensuring that organizations are effective and resourceful. My degrees in political science and music from Wake Forest and the MPA with highest honors from UNCW indicate that he cann quickly make an impact in any situation, in a team or leadership role, thriving on robust and accountable service. I am currently a 2nd year graduate student in the Master of Public Administration program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In addition to graduate school, I work part-time as a community manager, and I am certified as a CMCA (Certified Manager of Community Associations) and an AMS (Association Management Specialist). I have served in local government ass both a Chieff Judge of my polling precinct in the 2008 election and as a Commissioner on the Wilmington Sister City Commission for three years. After graduation in the fall of 2014, I plan to attain a position in local government, where I may use my skills to make a positive impact on policy and governance in the Cape Fear area.
5 Emma Ross Bennett Curriculum Vitae 407 Forest Hills Dr. Phone: (828) Wilmington, NC, EDUCATION The University of North Carolina Wilmington 2015: M.P.A. Nonprofit Management Advisor: Dr. Christopher Prentice The University of North Carolina Wilmington 2013: B.A. (magna cum laude) Anthropology with Geospatial Technology minor Advisor: Dr. Dan Temple Hendersonville High School 2009: High school diploma Advisor: Dr. Dan Kealy PROFESSIONAL HISTORY Graduate Assistant (August 2013-May 2014), Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations, Public and International Affairs Department, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina Responsibilities: Act as Executive Assistant in planning all events, including reserving event space, catering, and marketing promotional materials in local papers and newsletters. Maintain web page, create procedure manual for new employees, other duties as assigned. Planning Intern (July-December 2012), Planning Department, Town of Leland, Leland, North Carolina Responsibilities: up-keep of town geo-database, navigating town and county records, assessing and editing ordinances, researching state-wide background studies, attending public meetings. Office Assistant (July 2011-May 2013), Office of Campus Life, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina Responsibilities: Staff office phone, orient new employees, upkeep personnel files, reconcile payroll, type meeting minutes. MEMBERSHIPS ( ) Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina Wilmington (2012) Photography Club, University of North Carolina Wilmington ( ) National Student Exchange, University of Washington Seattle ( ) National Honor Society, Hendersonville High
6 Emma Ross Bennett 407 Forest Hills Dr. Phone: (828) Wilmington, NC, SCHOLARSHIPS ( ) University of North Carolina Wilmington, Master of Public Administration Program Assistantship, $10,500. ( ) University of North Carolina Wilmington, Master of Public Administration Program Scholarship, $500. ( ) University of North Carolina Wilmington Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, $1,000. ( ) Henderson County Education Foundation, Red and White College Scholarship, $8,000. SERVICE (2012) Event Volunteer, UNCW Presents Arts & Programs, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina. ( ) Kiwanis Keywanettes Service Organization, Hendersonville High, Hendersonville, North Carolina. CERTIFICATIONS (2013) Basic mediation training, Alternative Dispute Resolution Center of Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina. PRESENTATIONS Mapping the Solar Potential of UNCW using GIS, Bennett E.R. (2013). 8 th Annual Undergraduate Research Showcase. University of North Carolina Wilmington. CONFERENCES (2012) North Carolina Urban Forestry Council s Annual Conference. (2014) North Carolina City & County Manager s Association Winter Seminar.
7 EDUCATION Sarah Dinkins 631 Tulane Drive Wilmington, NC Masters of Public Administration expected May 2015 University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Concentration: Environmental Policy Bachelors of Arts, Political Science May 2013 Western Carolina University (WCU), Cullowhee, NC Minor: Economics RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Intern, Grayson County Commonwealth Attorney s Office, Independence, VA May July 2012 Organized, processed, and uploaded court cases on media outlets Assisted Attorney on case visits and monitored court cases ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Sandwich Artist, Subway, Wilmington, NC Prepare, Assist, and make custom sandwiches Work with customer relations and maintain store appearance November present Floor Staff, Catamount Clothing and Gifts, Cullowhee, NC Fall Spring 2011 Manage, organize, and maintain store, stock room, and front desk Assist and monitor customers and ten employees LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Alpha Gamma Delta, WCU, Cullowhee, NC Spring Spring 2013 President, Spring Fall 2012 New Member Educator, Fall 2011 Vice President Campus Relations, Spring 2011, 2013 New Member President, Spring 2010 Publications Coordinator, Fall 2010 College Panhellenic Council, WCU, Cullowhee, NC Spring 2010 Spring 2013 Secretary, Spring Fall 2011 American Red Cross, Cullowhee, NC Spring present Western Carolina Honors College, WCU, Cullowhee, NC Fall Spring 2012 Mentor, Fall Spring 2012 Freshman Leadership Institute, WCU, Cullowhee, NC Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Mentor, Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Western Carolina Relay for Life, Cullowhee, NC Fall 2010 Spring 2013 Fundraising Coordinator, Fall Spring 2012 Social Media Coordinator, Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Team Captain, Fall 2010 Spring 2013 Whee Lead Conference, WCU, Cullowhee, NC Spring Spring 2012 One day leadership conference for campus leaders Southern Regional Model United Nations Fall Fall 2012
8 Elisabeth Stewart Looney 4214 Crockette Road Wilmington, North Carolina Experience Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2012 to present - UNCW, Master of Public Administration Program Provide assistance to Department of Public & International Administration faculty and staff. Serve on the Summer School Initiative Strategic Planning Committee at the request of the Provost. Serve on the Safer Schools Community Taskforce with representatives from New Hanover and Pender county schools, law enforcement, and court system at the request from the District Attorney. Conducted field research for the New Hanover County Public Health and Social Services Departments at the request of the New Hanover County Manager. Conduct research with public and non-profit leaders regarding organizational values and how they influence decision making at the request of Dr. Tom Barth. President, UNCW Graduate Student Association Elected and served the needs of graduate student body in terms of communication, advocacy, and networking. Provided direction and leadership to the executive committee; worked with the Dean of the Graduate School to increase student connectivity; oversaw $60k annual budget. Co-Creator, 2013 Serve it up for Smith Tennis Fundraiser Planned a citywide event aimed at raising scholarship funds, and managed tournament logistics. Secured committee members. Solicited financial and in-kind donations. Event Director, Cape Fear Maternity & Baby Expo Planned regional event and managed all event logistics. Secured exhibitors and attendees Created marketing/public relations plans. Managed all financial aspects of the event, including A/P and A/R and vendor contracts. Operations Director, and 2008 to 2013 Environmental Source Samplers, Inc. Directed and coordinated activities of overall business operations including human resources, financial management, and marketing. Reviewed financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity. Determined staffing requirements; recruited, interviewed and selected new staff; planned and conducted new employee orientation. Administered compensation/ benefits and performance management systems. Political Campaign Director, 2009 Kevin O Grady, Wilmington City Council Race Provided leadership and direction to the candidate and volunteers. Developed and wrote winning campaign strategy, marketing/media, and fundraising plans. Recruited, trained, supervised campaign team, and raised over $8k for campaign expenses. Annual Fund Manager, 2008 Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center Developed, designed, and managed year-end campaign that raised $60k. This campaign generated the most year-end revenue on record.
9 Elisabeth Stewart Looney 4214 Crockette Road Wilmington, North Carolina Developed and managed employee-giving campaign that met its goal. Supervised and coached data entry staff and development department volunteers; and helped resolve work-related conflict. Identified and prospected new donors and leadership volunteers; determined the best way to communicate with them. Special Events/Development Director, Historic Wilmington Foundation Planned and designed funding strategies that included black-tie gala, house tours, inaugural 5k run, and membership campaigns. Raised $84k through the gala event, and $6k through the run. Identified and secured leadership gifts through individuals and corporations. Cultivated members through targeted marketing campaigns, including the IG40 anniversary fund. Created and managed departmental and event budgets. Development Director, The Family Center Raised $1.1 million operating funds annually through individuals & corporate gifts, special events and grant writing. Planned and implemented $13 million capital campaign with assistance and guidance of capital campaign counsel and community supporters and volunteers. Secured endowment gifts including a gift of 664 acres of land, valued at $1.5 million. Motivated, developed, and directed 5 full time staff and 32 regular volunteers. Assisted in Board of Director recruitment, orientation, and training and development. Created program budget, outcome measurements, community collaborations and funding strategies. Development Director, The Carolina Raptor Center Successfully raised 42% of operating expenses through individual, corporate and foundation solicitation and work place giving program. Volunteer Wedding Coordinator, 2011 present at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church Preschool aide, at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church Classroom aide, at Codington Elementary School Event assistant, at Coastal Land Trust Education Master Public Administration University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2014 Anticipated Bachelor of Arts Wittenberg University Academy for Strategic Leadership University of North Carolina Wilmington, Fall 2011 Leadership Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina 1999
10 Lashana D. Marshburn 901 Honeywood Drive, Unit 201 Wilmington, N.C Phone: OBJECTIVE To utilize the political and technical skills that I have managed to acquire, in an effort to participate in, and enhance the planning, managing and decision-making of agencies at various levels of government. EDUCATION University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, N.C.; December 2013 Master of Public Administration University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, N.C.; December 2009 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science SKILLS Ability to research and display both qualitative and quantitative data using the appropriate visual aids Proficient when working both independently and in a team environment Profound memo writing skills Ability to use Geographic Information Systems/ArcGIS Highly proficient at using Microsoft Office Excellent decision making skills Strong public speaking and presentation skills EXPERIENCE Intern, City of Wilmington, N.C., January 2013-July 2013 Retrieved and analyzed demographical data obtained from government databases and GIS Assisted in organizing and attended public input meetings Completed an extensive Growth Factors Analysis for a Comprehensive Future Land Use Plan Edited codes in policy audits Developed the history segment of a Comprehensive Future Land Use Plan Customer Service Associate, Lowe s Home Improvement, April 2012-present Returned and exchanged merchandise from customers Processed store credit card applications Answer a high volume telephone and transfer calls Assisted irate customers with concerns Assisted customers in locating and purchasing merchandise
11 Lashana D. Marshburn 901 Honeywood Drive, Unit 201 Wilmington, N.C Phone: Sales Associate/Cashier, Home Goods; July 2011-January 2013 Returned and exchanged merchandise from customers Processed store credit card applications Retrieved online orders for customers Assisted customers in locating and purchasing merchandise Intern/Legal Assistant, The Law Office of Erma L. Johnson; March 2009-March 2012 Drafted and filed legal pleadings Assisted clients with the beginning and ending stages of filing bankruptcy Completed Estate Accountings Assisted clients in applying for mortgage modifications as well as litigating bankruptcy Set up court dates with the appropriate jurisdictions as well as set up mediations Rental Assistant, Smith s Rentals Unlimited, Inc.; May 2007-June 2011 Initiated the filing of evictions Collected rent monies from tenants Scheduled and arranged maintenance repairs
12 Andrew B. Neylon 3051 Ramble Drive, Leland, NC OBJECTIVE To diversify my interests and knowledge in land use planning, graphic information systems, and analytical skills to work and communicate with various interest groups to create and support sound community planning initiatives. EDUCATION Master in Public Administration, December 2013 GPA 3.695/4.000 University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, NC Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, December 2004 Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE: TOWN OF LELAND, LELAND, NC Planning Technician: (2/13-current) Internship in town s planning department serving a population of approximately 15,000 residents Utilize desktop and internet-based GIS to create maps, conduct audits, and perform analyses for town s planning and administrative efforts in annexation and ETJ growth, water treatment site location, and Master Street Address Guide Assist in the development of Sign Compliance Grant Program to assist local businesses with changes in zoning compliances Research initiatives and sustainability concepts such as North Carolina s Complete Streets Policy, Form- Based Codes and mix-use development policies Analyze community planning best practices and prepare reports and ordinances to recommend adoption NEW HANOVER COUNTY, WILMINGTON, NC Public Information Intern: (2/12-9/12) Participated in the planning and execution of Help2Others initiative that raised over $40,000 Updated the New Hanover County Nuclear Response Plan for the Brunswick County Nuclear Plant Created New Hanover County s first media relations handbook for new area reporters RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON, WILMINGTON, NC Teaching Assistant, Public and International Affairs: (8/11-5/13) Assisted faculty with housing research to build a database of United States housing data using microfiche files Represented the Master of Public Administration program at recruitment events, the national accreditation review committee, advisory council meetings, and community engagement activities Facilitated and supported classroom instruction by preparing materials and multimedia equipment QENO-QUALITY ENHANCEMENT FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, WILMINGTON, NC Program Assistant: (8/11-2/13) Created and recorded program evaluations of monthly programming to adhere to grant guidelines Constructed and maintain time sheet records of 7 organization sponsored AmeriCorps VISTAs Expanded cost-effective marketing efforts via weekly newsletters, social media, and website updates MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE: TINYZ TAVERN, WILMINGTON, NC General Manager: (9/08-current) Supervise 49 seat private club with an annual average gross sales of approximately $350,000 per year Adhere to state alcohol regulations, record expenditures, and maintain proper inventory levels Resolve and manage conflict in a variety of stressful situations
13 Andrew B. Neylon pg. 2 of 2 BUFFALO WILD WINGS BAR AND GRILL, YPSILANTI, MI & WILMINGTON, NC General Manager: (9/99-2/07) Supervised teams of up to 50, including hiring, training, and coaching. Mentored 5 part-time staff members who became full-time general managers at other store locations in Michigan and Ohio Created and monitored monthly budgets including the preparation of weekly profit/loss reports RELEVANT PROJECTS UNCW, WILMINGTON, NC PLS 595 Capstone Project: (05/13) Fire Suppression and Emergency Medical Services and the Review of their Delivery for the City of Wilmington (NC) SWK 595 Grant Writing for Human Services: (07/12) Family Success: A Cooperative Approach PLS 503 Public Budgeting and Finance Management: (05/12) Proposed Budget - Wilmington Country Club RELEVANT COURSEWORK UNCW, WILMINGTON, NC GGY 520 Fundamentals of Geographic Information System (12/12) PLS 505 Policy Analysis (08/11) PLS 542 Managing Interorganization Relations (12/11) AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS UNCW MPA s Special Achievement Award recipient, Spring 2013 Selected to present capstone project, Fire Suppression and Emergency Medical Services and the Review of their Delivery for the City of Wilmington, to UNCW s MPA community PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS The Jedrey Family Foundation volunteer (10/07-current) American Planning Association, APA (3/13-current) North Carolina American Planning Association, NC-APA (3/13-current) Congress for the New Urbanism, CNU (3/13-current) International City/County Management Association, ICMA (3/13-current) UNCW s MPA Graduate Student Association (9/11-5/13) Treasurer (9/12-5/13) RELEVANT COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Adobe software: Contribute, Professional, and Reader Google applications: Chrome, Drive including Docs, Sheets, and Slides, and Gmail Graphical Information Systems software: ESRI s ArcGIS versions and 10.1 and various online GIS programs Microsoft software: Excel, Explorer, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, SharePoint, and Word Social Networks and Cloud applications: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, HootSuite, and Dropbox
14 Anna M. Nunn 422 South 3 rd street Apt. 16 Wilmington, NC (910) Education University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington NC Expected Graduation 2015 Master of Public Administration Concentration in Public Policy Analysis GPA University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington NC Graduated 2013 B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology Minor in Women and Gender Studies GPA 3.079, Psychology 3.43, Anthropology 3.14 Wake Forest- Rolesville High School, Wake Forest NC Graduated 2001 President of the International Society Varsity Softball Varsity Cross-Country Relevant Work Experience Intern, The Macsata-Kornegay Group, Inc. January 2014-present Placed with the AIDS Drug Assistance Program Advocacy Association Duties: Policy research and literature review Authoring weekly blogs on current and relevant policy research in the Public Health community. Authoring Press Releases on behalf of the ADAP Advocacy Association Authoring Public Comment Responses to Federal Register Notices Authoring research (white) paper for the ADAP AA Website Attending and assisting ADAP AA CEO with AIDS Summit in Washington D.C. Graduate Research Assistant, UNCW August 2013-present Assisting with Political Science research paper, Supervisor: Angela Douglas, M.P.A. constructing professors personal websites and maintaining and overhauling the department website
15 Anna M. Nunn 422 South 3 rd street Apt. 16 Wilmington, NC (910) Societies and Memberships Psi Chi: National Psychology Honor Society UNCW Chapter Iota Iota Iota: National Women and Gender Studies Honor Society UNCW Chapter Sigma Alpha Lambda: National Leadership Honor Society UNCW Chapter American Psychology Association Student Member Affiliate American Civil Liberties Union Member NAACP North Carolina Chapter Member Leadership & Awards UNCW Leadership in Social Justice Certificate Spring 2012 UNCW Undergraduate Research Scholars Award Spring 2012 UNCW Chancellor s Challenge Award UNCW LGBTQIA Safe Zone Ally Community Service Volunteer and friend of The Good Shepherd Center Volunteered on N.C. Representative Susi Hamilton s campaign Walk a Mile in Her Shoes against sexual violence- Community Organizer Planned Parenthood- volunteer/fundraiser Leader/Organizer of Voter Registration Drives Regular attendance at community and municipal meetings Research Experience Graduate Research Assistant at University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina Department of Public and International Affairs. Advisors: Daniel Masters, Ph.D.; Craig Burnett, Ph.D.; Aaron King, Ph.D. Research Paper: Political Ideologies and Voting Behavior of the Extreme Right in Europe and America Duties: Literature review on existing research. Will be assisting with design of measures for future data collection.
16 Anna M. Nunn 422 South 3 rd street Apt. 16 Wilmington, NC (910) present Assistant Researcher at University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina Department of Public and International Affairs. Advisors: Christopher Prentice, Ph.D.; Jeffrey L. Brudney, Ph.D. University of North Carolina Wilmington Collaborative Research Lab Duties: Conducting scripted phone interviews with North Carolina County executives in an effort to collect qualitative and quantitative data on how counties collaborate with other organizations in North Carolina Assistant Researcher at University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina department of Psychology Advisor: Graciela Espinosa, Ph.D. Research lab: Latino Adolescent Sexuality Duties: Involvement in research and development of measures for survey. Data coding, entry, and cleaning. Assisting in research of previous studies for conference presentations. Presentations Nunn, A. M., & Espinosa-Hernandez, G. (2013, April). Religious affiliation and attendance to service as predictors for sexual values and behavior in Mexican adolescents. Poster submitted to be presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA. Nunn, A.M., & Darazsdi, J. (2012, April). Religious affiliation as a predictor of sexual values, behaviors and contraceptive use among Mexican adolescents. Original research Power Point and discussion presented at the Carolina Psychology Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC. Nunn, A. M., Espinosa-Hernández, G., & Halgunseth, L. C. (2012, March). Sexuality and religious affiliation among adolescents in Mexico. Poster presented at biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, CA. Journal Articles Espinosa-Hernandez, G., Bissell-Havran, J., & Nunn, A. M. (In the Peer Review Process) The role of religiousness and gender in sexuality among Mexican adolescents. The Journal of Ethnic and Minority Psychology.
17 C. Justin Smith 3815 Mayfield Court Wilmington, NC c: Objective: To develop/lead people, processes, and policies that accelerate program analysis/development/advocacy and staff performance by facilitating initiatives that promote satisfying, solutions-driven work. Career Summary: A highly motivated, organized, and responsible professional with a strong reputation for a work ethic that compels teams to accomplish specific goals, I have been described as energetic, talented, and can-do as a manager of staff and volunteers, having served as a director in a nonprofit setting for five years, making sure the organization achieved the results they needed. An expert analyst in the fields of public administration and nonprofit management, I am comfortable in detailed technical work and writing, while also skilled in building consensus with colleagues via logical discussions and planning. With several years of service on nonprofit boards, making a difference is important while ensuring that organizations are effective and resourceful. Degrees in political science and music from Wake Forest and the MPA with highest honors from UNCW indicate a quick study for learning and positively impacting any situation, in a team or leadership role, thriving on robust and accountable service and results. Primary areas of expertise include: - Writer: White Papers/Grants/Memos - Expert MS Excel: Regression, Pivot Tables - Expert MS Office/MS Access/Publisher - Statistical Tools/Analysis/SPSS - Program Management/Newsletters - Various Academic Databases/Research - Strategic Planning/Implementation - Macromedia Dreamweaver/Communications - Budget Analysis/Administration/Supervision - Nonprofit Board Leader and Volunteer WORK EXPERIENCE: Aug 2013 Present: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Public & International Affairs Research, collect and organize data compile spreadsheets; write extensive academic literature in public policy analysis under MPA faculty. Mentor and teach students with their writing and course assignments, providing classroom support for all faculty, including grading, teaching classes, preparing course materials. Requires collaboration, effective communication skills, and keeping abreast of technical and statistical analysis to maximize performance and inspire student learning and their potential for growth. May 2013 Present, Office Assistant, Department of Computer Science Provide classroom support, organize materials, administer schedules, and compile reports, while responsive to faculty needs and meeting deadlines. June 2013 Present, Program Director, Music, and Organist, Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC Manage music program, direct chancel choir and select all music for services, including congregational song, choral music, and instrumental voluntaries. Work closely with pastor in planning inspiring and thought provoking services. Administer music budget, including purchasing sheet music and instrument maintenance. Create and publish weekly bulletins and written programs. Sept 2008 May 2013, Director of Music and Organist, Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church, Wrightsville Beach, NC Led entire music program, conducted each of vocal and handbell choirs, played the organ for congregation of 500+ members. Managed staff in planning meaningful services along with newsletter publications. Credited with starting a new children s choir, providing music education and leading child/music development. Refreshed and managed choral scholars program, which provided scholarships for UNCW music students. Created a concert series, hosting regional and national musical artists, and increased community outreach. Managed the music budget, raised funds for special music programs and hymnals. Recruited/hired guest musicians and orchestral players. Coached chancel choir and vocal soloists and choral scholars on weekly music for services, while increasing the range and diversity of repertoire for all ensembles. Provided music for all weddings, funerals and special services. Served on multiple committees to ensure collaborative communication while serving as webmaster for the church. Completely redesigned website to improve congregational participation and inspire volunteerism. 1