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Alana M.

Private tutor in Aurora, CO


Colorado State University (CSU) BA College of Liberal Arts 1996 English/Creative Writing focus American History (minor field of study) GPA 3.69 Member Golden Key National Honor Society


Outcome-focused, creative and innovative public relations and marketing professional, promotional copywriter, team leader and project coordinator. Over 15 years experience in publicity, marketing and community relations. Excellent project-management skills with proven results in coordinating and managing multiple events plus additional projects, promotional campaigns, fundraisers and working to deadline, combined with six years of success recruiting and managing interns and volunteers. Acknowledged for inspiring and empowering individuals to collaborate, expanding audience scope, and local impact of events through dynamic marketing and publicity together with purposeful community relations. While Director of Marketing and Publicity for the School of the Arts at CSU (from 200-2006) I recruited, mentored and tutored 10-15 college students per semester. Writing causes many students anxiety. I give them a formula for writing, starting with the first parag raph. My educational philosophy is to empower students and watch them grow. nothing is more rewarding. College Classes COMP I & II 200-400 level Creative Writing Workshops 300-400 Expository Writing 200-400 American Literature 200-400 European Literature 6 credits Theatre History 21 credits American History 6 300 level credits in Advertising 2006 - Publicity Coordinator, Fort Collins Chapter Toastmasters International, Fort Collins, CO 2005 - Working With Difficult People (5-day seminar), CSU, Fort Collins, CO 2005 – Fundraising in Hard Economic Times, Arts Alive, Fort Collins, CO 2004 - Marketing With Newsletters, Colorado Community Resource Center, Fort Collins, CO 2003 - Creating Great Company Communications, American Management Association, Denver, CO 2002 - Managing Multiple Events, American Management Association, Denver, CO 2002 – Capitol Campaign Coordinator, United Methodist Church, Fort Collins, CO 2001 - The Publicity Kit Workshop, American Management Association, Denver, CO 2000 - Direct Mail Workshop, First Class Direct, Fort Collins, CO 15 years experience as a marketing professional. I have written hundreds of press releases, brochures, catalogs, flyers, posters, direct mail pieces, etc. Nominated for the Distinguished Administrative Professional Award at CSU in 2002. Writing tutor at Des Moines Area Community College Learning Center.


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Avid reader of both adult and young adult fiction. Favorite genre is MYSTERY. Love to re-read and discuss the classics, for example Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and the Bronte sisters, just to name a very few. Everything BBC and PBS. Love to play PacMan. Camping and Fishing in Colorado. Spending time with my two cats.

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