In seven semesters at Auburn University, I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations Communications.
In this liberal arts curriculum, I learned to: apply theory to practice in order to improve the human condition; and communicate effectively in our ever changing world. My liberal arts education, in this growingly technological world has heightened by appreciation for language being weaved into stories. Language is everywhere we go. Verbal or nonverbal, explicit or implicit— we cannot escape it. However, we do not fully understand the weight that words have. Words change the word. Messages have lasting and fiercely strong impacts, even if they are in 280 characters or less.
As a PR Practitioner, I plan to craft messages to publics so they can make informed decisions. My public relations will not be spin or “fake news,” it will be truth.
- Magazine and Feature Writing
- Public Relations Research
- Public Relations Case Studies
- Multimedia Writing for Public Relations
- Journalism Fundamentals
- Concepts in Communications and Journalism
- Business Law
- Foundations of Public Relations
- Professional Freelancing for Creative Careers
- Principles of Marketing
The Auburn Creed
I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work.
I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.
I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men.
I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities.
I believe in obedience to law because it protects the rights of all.
I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.
I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God."
And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it.
-George Petrie (1943)