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315 S. College Avenue Tulsa, OK 74104 (918) 230-3565 PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL

SUCCESSFUL public relations coordinator with more than a decade of professional communications experience and nearly four years of diverse experience at one of Oklahoma’s fastest-growing universities. Award-winning journalist with more than 10 years of reporting experience. Energetic, self-motivated with a passion for social media and technology. Proven leadership on professional and nonprofit executive boards, working to empower women and serve at-risk clients. Superb verbal and written communication skills as evidenced by honors bestowed.
AR E AS O F E X PE RT I S E Social Media Strategy& Execution Public Relations Techniques Client Service Advocacy Journalism Media Relations Blogger Relations PR O F E S SIO N AL E X P ER I EN C E ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY – Claremore, Oklahoma Public Relations Coordinator 2006 – present Crisis Communications Online/Offline Research Event Planning & Publicity

Responsibilities include development of strategic public relations and marketing plans for the university and its various departments; assistance with market research; speech writing for administrators; development and editing of copy for the web site; organization of web site content; assist in communicating the university’s mission and educational offerings to students, alumni, donors and other local and statewide audiences through news releases and publications; plan events for departments and programs. Play a significant role in the university’s emergency communication system utilizing web and telephone-based communications to notify relevant parties quickly Revamp the university’s web site as part of a team: orchestrating photography shoots, planning site architecture, taking photos and developing web copy Developed and executed university’s first e-newsletter, serve as editor of the monthly communication Serve as contact for media, pitch stories, develop for strong media relations and serve as a spokesperson Cultivate social media identity – created and maintain a university presence on,, Flickr, YouTube, Blogger and Twitter Work with other university offices including development, alumni, career services, student activities and radio station to develop and implement result-driven social media activities UN IV E R SIT Y O F T UL S A – Tulsa, Oklahoma Adjunct Professor of Communications – Five Spring Semesters 2005 – present

Teach upper level journalism students in Feature Writing, Editing for Media and Multimodal Journalism through instruction in the Associated Press style. Working with Communications Department leaders to revamp journalism instruction, so courses include Web 2.0 tools. Created a course blog to use throughout the semester and incorporate social media tools into class instruction Scheduled professional speakers from the city’s journalism community to speak throughout the semester Assisted in selection and implementation of design software for communication computer lab Incorporated design, web, video and audio elements into courses

Nicole Nascenzi

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FREELANCE WRITER – Tulsa, Oklahoma 2006 – present Complete writing assignments for local magazines and publications; develop articles, web copy and promotional materials for government and business enterprises. Clients include: Tulsa People Magazine, St. John Health System and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. WORLD PUBLISHING COMPANY – Tulsa, Oklahoma Beat Reporter – Medical Writer, Business Writer, General Assignment Writer 1999 – 2006

Generated most story assignments from breaking news on short deadlines. Wrote about complex subjects in clear, concise terms for readers. Simultaneously worked on short/long term projects, handling calls/emails from the general public, and tracked larger issues in exploration of local trends. ED UC AT IO N & C E RT I F IC AT I O N S Master of Science Program – Oklahoma State University Major: Mass Communications Expected graduation: December 2010 – current GPA 4.0 Bachelor of Arts -- University of Tulsa Major: Philosophy Certificate: Women’s Studies Minors: English & Graphic Design AC AD EM I C P UBL IC AT IO N AN D PR E S E NT AT IO NS Refereed journal article: McKinnon, L., McBeath, T. & Nascenzi, N. (2008). Celebrity advocacy and political advertising: A case study of the stem-cell issue in the 2006 Missouri election. Business Research Yearbook, 15. Refereed conference presentations: McKinnon, L., McBeath, T. & Nascenzi, N. (2007, August). The power of political advertising advocacy: A case-study of 2006 Missouri election stem-cell celebrity endorsements. A paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Convention, Washington, D.C. PR O F I CI E NC I E S Film & Digital Photography Microsoft Office Suite Basic videography and editing Adobe Photoshop & InDesign Page layout & Publication Design Constant Contact PR O F E S SIO N AL AW ARD S Oklahoma Colleges PR Association – Newsletter Design & Event Promotion 2 & 3 Place Awards – 2007, 2009 st nd Tulsa Association of Black Journalists 1 & 2 Place Awards – 2006 Oklahoma Small Business Administration Reporter of the Year – 2005 Evergreen Spirit Award (Tulsa AIDS Coalition) Recognition for 2-day series on AIDS and HIV epidemic – 2005 Association for Women in Communications Chapter program Award – 2004 Oklahoma Associated Press First Place Award Breaking News Category – 2002 CI VI C AN D P RO F E S S I O N AL M EM BER S HI P S H.O.PE. Testing Inc. (current vice president) 2006 to present Association for Women in Communications (past president) 2000 to present Co-founder of Ignite Tulsa 2009 to present Member of: YWCA Tulsa Marketing Committee, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Kappa Tau Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Tulsa Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, Tulsa Global Alliance, Oklahoma Colleges Public Relations Association, Tulsa Young Professionals
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