Evelyn Asher

Business Services Liaison
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Boone, N.C.

“My current position is all about communication on all levels,” Asher writes of the collaborative effort between Caldwell Community College and the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. The 2004 Brenau graduate with a Master of Business Administration degree and former Brenau employee also teaches online in the mass communications program working primarily with midlevel professionals teaching them communications skills they can use with their bosses.

Ashley Boyce

Operations Coordinator
Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta

The 2005 Women’s College mass communications and music graduate and Alpha Gamma Delta member seemed to have every kind of student broadcasting job available at Brenau – manager of the TV Station, Cable95, for three years, Operations manager for WBCX-FM for two years and a DJ on the station two years. After production jobs with Forsyth County, Ga., communications and Comprehensive Technical Group she joined Turner in 2011 in a role that includes client service and technical support for satellite reception and distribution all along the Turner network, including CNN.

Aundrea Wilcox

Author and Senior Business Counselor
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
East Tennessee State University, Kingsport, Tenn.

Wilcox, an Evening & Weekend College alumna with a Master of Business Administration, in May published her first book, Startup Savvy: Strategies for Optimizing Small Business Survival and Success. The book is filled with professional advice and tips especially for potential entrepreneurs and any business in business less than five years. In addition to her university affiliate job, Wilcox is executive director of the small business office for the Kingsport, Tenn., Chamber of Commerce.

Kimberly Laburda Dotson

Dotson, KimberlySenior Healthcare Pharmaceutical Representative
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Springfield, Mo.

From the time she graduated in 2002 as a mass communication major and a member of Alpha Delta Pi until five years, Dotson was a rising star in local television news as a news anchor and reporter. She literally left Brenau with no job prospects and only a demo tape in hand, but after knocking on doors all over the eastern United States, she in two months landed a reporter’s job at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tenn. She quickly moved into the morning show anchor desk, then to stations in Albany, Ga., Peoria, Ill., and Springfield, Mo., where she for two years was host of “Good Morning Springfield.” Toward the end of her contract, Pfizer came calling, and, she says, “I decided to close one chapter of my life in search of another. It’s a decision I will never regret…. Brenau and the Mass Communications Department helped instill the confidence and knowledge I needed to guide me down the right paths in life.”

Rosanne Chastain Short

Short, Rosanne ChastainDirector, Nonresidential Programs & Support Services
Brenau University, Gainesville, Ga.

Before she graduated from high school, Rosanne Short was on The Today Show with Tom Brokaw. As a student at the Foxfire program in the northeast Georgia mountains, the Cornelia resident had taken photographs that appeared on the cover of one of the nationally renowned Foxfire books, and Brokaw has her and other students on the program. Short, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, earned an undergraduate degree in journalism and public relations at the Women’s college in 1999 and a master’s in organizational leadership on 2006. She currently teaches communications classes online at Brenau. Her recently published work includes articles The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book: Singin’, Praisin’, Raisin’Southern Living’s Georgia Living and The Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly.