Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION  BA in Communication with Journalism emphasis – Lee University Graduating in May 2012 o Minor in Religion ACADEMIC TRAINING  Writing for the Media o Learned how to write for various types of media, including advertising, public relations, and journalism  Reporting and Writing o Learned how to find and pitch articles to write, as well as how to write  Desktop Publishing o Learned how to use Adobe InDesign to design publications  Graphic Design I and II o Learned basic design principles and how to work with Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop  Communication Research Methods o Learned how to approach scholarly research projects  Media Law o Learned about law as it relates to various types of media WORK EXPERIENCE  Intern — Cleveland Daily Banner — January 2011-May 2011 o Reported on local events o Wrote features on local people and organizations o Wrote for two different sections of the paper simultaneously o Photographed people, events and places for articles  News Editor — Lee Clarion — August 2010-December 2010 o Managed a section of writers in producing both print and online versions of the paper o Edited all News section content for grammatical and factual errors o Updated website and social media accounts with News content o Regularly wrote articles for the News section  Worked a minimum of hours per week in other jobs to pay for college OTHER EXPERIENCE  Studied public relations and advertising in Germany and Austria on a trip with other Lee University students  Was accepted to study at the Washington Journalism Center in Washington, DC HONORS/AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS  Outstanding Freshman English Student  Dean’s Scholarship  Elected as first secretary of Lee University’s chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists

Christy M. Armstrong

849 Woodmill Ct. Cleveland, TN 37312 carmst02@leeu.edu (423) 244-4996

SERVICE  Volunteered on a semi-regular basis for entirety of college career  Helped out with various events and organizations such as the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity MEMBERSHIPS  Society for Collegiate Journalists ABILITIES/INTERESTS  Writing, graphic design, social media, painting, photgraphy  Signature strengths: Futuristic, Responsibility, Developer, Input, Empathy
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