INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
Media Relations, News Writer/Editor
Office Building 1
6 Wintergreen Avenue, Room 112O
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203) 392-5073
A Message From Joe:
"While watching our graduates march up on stage to receive their diplomas each year, I can’t help but think how each student has a story about how they got to Southern and how they succeeded in earning a degree. As they walk up to receive their diplomas, or are greeted afterward by family and friends, you wonder what their journey was like, and what life has in store for them in the years ahead.
As the media relations person for Southern, I’m always interested in conveying inspiring stories about our university – its students, faculty and staff – that the average person at home reading the newspaper, listening to the radio or watching TV will find appealing. During my more than 15 years here, I have had the pleasure of getting the word out about so many of our inspiring students and passionate faculty; our innovative programs and state-of-the-art facilities; and above all, touting this wonderful university that has provided generations of students with a launching pad for success. I enjoy working with the media and the many talented reporters and editors in the field – though I must confess to being a bit biased having worked for 15 years as a journalist before my tenure at Southern.
In addition to media relations, writing/editing and collaborating on various marketing initiatives, my role also includes organizing periodic academic forums on topics that are timely and relevant to people’s lives. Last fall, more than 600 people, including 425 high school students, came to a program that focused on NASA’s Kepler Mission and the potential for a manned mission to Mars. This fall, we have a program in the works regarding the 2016 presidential election featuring a national political reporter who is covering the campaign. Several of our own faculty will be part of the panel discussion.
I’m always interested in hearing from our constituents – students, faculty, parents, staff – as well as the general public on their thoughts and ideas about Southern. Feel free to drop me a line anytime."