Photoshop Work


For my software studio photoshop assignment, we created self portraits. The portrait was to be reflective and creative.


Kentucky Tourism College Travel Campaign

The goal of this project was to determine why the millennial generation does not participate in tourism related events and destinations in Kentucky. This study required research resulting in a few key issue: lack of knowledge. We determined the most appropriate way to reach this audience was through a social media campaign involving Twitter and Instagram, as well as, a campus outreach using partnerships through Student Activities/Affairs and local Convention and Visitors Bureaus. This presentation includes use of tools like campus booths, example social media posts, and a sample “bucket list” as a giveaway. Enjoy!

Media Advisory for WKU Photojournalism International Gallery Exhibit

May 15, 2015

International Gallery Exhibit Marks a first for WKU’s top-ranked Photojournalism Program

Dear Education Editor,

Photojournalism students brand WKU as a university with international reach. Western Kentucky University’s leading photojournalism program is releasing their first international gallery exhibit called “Beyond our Borders.”

Exhibit Facts:
Exhibit opens Friday, May 22 in Mass Media and Technology Hall Gallery at 4pm.
A reception will follow the opening.
This international exhibit consists of with 35 photos taken by 16 different students in 16 different countries.

Notable attendees:
 University President Gary Ransdell
 Vice President for Academic Affairs David Lee
 Potter College Dean Gordon Emslie.
About WKU Photojournalism:
 WKU has won the William Randolph Hearst photojournalism championship 22 times out of 26 years.
 Students have gone on to win Pulitzer Prizes, as well as, Photographer of the year for the National Press Photographers Association.

If you have specific questions, you can address them to James H. Kenney, coordinator of the PJ program. His telephone number is 270.745.6307 and his email address is

To learn more about the WKU Photojournalism Program, follow the link:

Partnership between WKU SGA and the Office of Sustainability

SGA presented the Community Farmers Market with $500 to show our support for all they do for students! SGA is partnering with the WKU Office of Sustainability to promote a cleaner and more beautiful ‪#‎WKU‬ campus. We hope that our partnership will spark everyone’s interest in becoming more sustainable and supporting local businesses! Being the SGA PR Director has given me real-life, professional public relations experience. I’ve enjoyed learning and expanding my skills every day!

PR Writing and Production: News Release Work


April 29, 201                                                                     Contact Information:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Sawyer Coffey, Communications Director

Office: (502)-320-8886



Three Kentucky Organizations Recognized for Local Volunteerism by Agency Owners

Northbrook, Illinois— Three Kentucky community and non-profit organizations are receiving $500 grants from The Allstate Foundation and their Agency Hands in the Community program.

Allstate is granting $500 each to the United Way of Kentucky, Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Louisville American Red Cross. In 2015, Allstate Agency Hands in the Community is presenting $903,500 to 1,807organizations.

Allstate Agency Hands in the Community is recognizing United Way of Kentucky for the admin support of their Financial Stability Program,  Shriners Hospitals for Children® for donating gift baskets to family members staying overnight, and the American Red Cross of Louisville chapter for disaster relief.

Allstate Foundation created Agency Hands in the Community in 2003 to annually honor agency owners and financial professionals for their community volunteerism and monetary support. The Allstate agency owners volunteer their time to act as mentors, program partners and leaders to community and local organizations across the U.S.

“Our Kentucky agency owners have shown a great deal of dedication to local organizations, says Allstate Protection president Tom Wilson, “We are proud to support our members who constantly demonstrate our mission to have a strong community presence.”

For more information, please contact Sawyer Coffey at (502-320-8886) or by email at

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by The Allstate Corporation. Allstate and The Allstate Foundation sponsor community initiatives to promote “safe and vital communities”; “tolerance, inclusion, and diversity”; and “economic empowerment”. The Allstate Foundation believes in the financial potential of every individual and in helping America’s families achieve their American dream.

Since 1984, United Way of Kentucky has been serving local communities by assisting local United Ways in Kentucky to build healthier and more caring communities. It is currently supported by 21 local United Ways which help Kentuckians build stronger, healthier, and safer communities across 88 counties. United Way of Kentucky is a 501(c)(3) health and human service organization governed by a statewide volunteer board of directors.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care network of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis is co-listed by US News and World Report as one of America’s Top 10 pediatric orthopaedic hospitals, with its partners, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


Bowling Green Daily News |Letter to the Editor: Bourbon bill could bring taste of more revenues

The Feb. 11 article, “Bill backed by distilleries advances in Kentucky,” brings about an issue in Kentucky distilleries that has an obvious resolution.

House Bill 198 is a small resolution that will allow a large profitable outcome for distilleries and Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that tourism in Kentucky supplies 175,000 jobs, $1.3 billion in taxes and stands as a $12.5 billion industry. With that being said, Kentucky bourbon is one of the top revenue sources in Kentucky.

It is in Kentucky’s best interest to implement such simple methods to raise distillery sales, such as giving customers more options than buying by the half-ounce or bottle. If distillery visitors are able to casually drink a glass, it might make them more comfortable to buy a bottle of the world’s most luxurious and coveted bourbon. Buying by the glass would allow distillery visitors to experience the full taste of the beverage before they spend over $40 on a bottle. This premise applies to both wineries and distilleries; whether it is one drink, or the whole bottle, the sales will bring in revenue.

Having worked in the tourism industry, I studied the importance of each aspect that makes Kentucky unique. As a whole, Kentucky must protect their industries that have an existing future. Kentucky must focus on which industries are flourishing and will bring future revenue.

Version on Bowling Green Daily news online “Bourbon bill could bring taste of more revenues”

Original article “Bill backed by distilleries advances in Kentucky