Dean's Student Council

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The Dean’s Student Council enhances the College of Media & Communication by providing:

Current members of the Dean's Student Council elected the following officers:

2013 - 2014 Dean's Student Council Members

Ben Jarvis

Ben Jarvis, President
Senior
Media Strategies

The College of Media & Communication has not only helped me find jobs in the industry, but it has led me to Presidency of Dean’s Student Council and TASEM, Tech Association of Student Electronic Media. The College has also given me the skills to serve on the executive board of my fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, for three years here at Texas Tech.

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Jamie Mathis

Jamie Mathis, Vice President
Senior
Advertising

I believe communication is key to how our world operates, so as an active member, former Secretary, and now Vice President of the Dean’s Student Council, I hope to communicate how important careers in Media & Communication are. Whether it is in Advertising or any other mass communication field, I think all Mass Communication majors contribute to the development and future of our world’s connectivity. I wish to see others realize this, and my goal is to make the Dean's Council a profound leader in this cause.

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Evan Dixon

Evan Dixon, Secretary
Senior
Broadcast Journalism

I have also always been drawn to governing and politics. In 2012, I was given an amazing opportunity by working as the deputy communications director for former Congresswoman Heather Wilson's U.S. Senate campaign in New Mexico. Although I joke that "I stepped over to the dark side" by working on a campaign, I gained invaluable knowledge by working with some of the smartest minds in New Mexico and U.S. politics.

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Grace Diana

Grace Diana
Junior
Public Relations

Hi! My name is Grace Diana and I am a junior public relations major from San Antonio, Texas. Every day I remind myself how proud I am to be a part of such a distinguished college like the College of Media and Communication. In addition to being a member of Dean’s Student Council, I also serve as a student ambassador for the college, and hold the position as the Public Relations Director for the Student Government Association.

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Emily Balke

Emily Balke


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Nicole Ficco

Nicole Ficco
Junior
Advertising

I plan on graduating in May of 2015. As for life after college, my dream would be to move to Chicago and live with my sister downtown, pursuing a career in the advertising field. The idea of obtaining a career in advertising is thrilling and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.

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Jenabeth Gunter

Jenabeth Gunter
Senior
EM&C

My name is Jenabeth Gunter and I am a senior Electronic Media & Communications major minoring in Film and Media Studies. I am the Vice President of Dean's Student Council in the College of Media and Communication. Starting at a young age I have always been interested in anything media related. I grew up on a farm near a small, West Texas town called Olton, Texas.

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Dawit Haile

Dawit Haile
Junior
Journalism

My dream is to someday work for ESPN, Rolling Stone magazine or Grantland.com as a writer. However, I would love to work with any other major news organization allowing me to do work that evokes passion in me.

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Alix Haley

Alix Haley


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Emily Hamilton

Emily Hamilton
Junior
Journalism

Communication is essential in order for our society to function properly. I choose to communicate by expressing myself through writing and visual communication. The College of Media & Communication has presented me with countless opportunities to enhance my future, and I currently hold a position as an Athletics Communications Intern in the Texas Tech Athletics Department.

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Ali Holdridge

Ali Holdridge
Junior
EM&C

After taking a detour at The University of Missouri, I came to Texas Tech in the fall of 2013. Since my transition to Tech I have simply not been happier. I am pursuing a degree in Electronic Media and Communication and plan on graduating in December of 2015.

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Kaitlin Jackson

Kaitlin Jackson
Junior
Public Relations

Hi! My name is Kaitlin Jackson and I am a junior public relations major from Houston, Texas. I love the fast pace of public relations and I enjoy learning how to communicate with others in new ways. The College of Media & Communication has provided me with multiple opportunities to increase my education and help better my future.

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Karly Johnson

Karly Johnson
Senior
Broadcast Journalism

My name is Karly Johnson. I am a Broadcast Journalism major from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I will be graduating from Texas Tech in 2015. I am a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. I am a member of The Order of Omgea, Phi Eta Sigma and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

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Elisabeth Kauffman

Elisabeth Kauffman


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Emily Keller

Emily Keller
Senior
Public Relations

I am a senior Public Relations major from Webster, Texas. I absolutely love this opportunity of getting to communicate and work side-by-side with other MCOM students and Dean Perlmutter on the Dean’s Student Council. I graduate this December and dream of working for Edelman, working with large clients and leading accounts.

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Natalia Lara

Natalia Lara
Senior
EM&C

My name is Natalia Lara. I am a senior Electronic Media & Communication major with a second degree in Spanish. Throughout my life my family has stressed to me the importance of communication. As the oldest child, it came to my attention that communication between everyone in my family was important.

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Thea McDonald

Thea McDonald
Senior
Public Relations

I am a senior Public Relations major with a minor in Business Administration, and I intend to further my education in graduate school. I enjoy communicating with people in as many ways as possible, and learning about different techniques of doing so is very interesting to me.

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Lou Salazar

Lou Salazar
Junior
Public Relations

I’m a junior public relations major from Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to taking classes, I am on the Dean’s Student Council here in the College of Media and Communication and I am a student ambassador for the college as well. I am also a Terry Scholar (a scholarship program run through Tech’s Honors College), which is what initially brought me to Texas Tech.

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Eric Scharf

Eric Scharf
Junior
Advertising

I am a junior advertising major from Austin, Texas. Within the College of Media & Communication, I am a student ambassador, a senator, the vice president for the Tech Advertising Federation, and currently work in the college’s academic advising office as a student assistant.

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Sarah Self-Walbrick

Sarah Self-Walbrick


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Blake Silverthorn

Blake Silverthorn
Sophomore
EM&C

I started getting involved with video production in the eighth grade with an internship with the Dallas Cowboys. I continued this internship during the summers throughout high school and I continue to return while I am in college. That internship taught me more than I could have imagined and allowed me to come to Texas Tech ready to get involved.

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Candace Trevino

Candace Trevino


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Margaret Vonderhaar

Margaret Vonderhaar
Sophomore
Advertising

My name is Margaret Vonderhaar and I am currently a sophomore here at Texas Tech. I'm majoring in Advertising with a minor in Spanish. Growing up, I have always had a fascination with Advertising. I had a tendency to make commercial ideas, and put appealing magazine advertisements up on my bedroom walls. My enthusiasm for Advertising has continued to grow through the years.

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