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The Beacon

2016-2017 Staff

Luke Modrovsky

Assistant Sports Editor

Luke Modrovsky is a sophomore double majoring in sport management and communication studies. Luke started at The Beacon as staff writer for opinion and quickly moved up, becoming Assistant Opinion Editor in the spring. This...

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Danny Van Brunt

Sports Co-Editor

Danny Van Brunt is a senior communication studies major with concentrations in broadcast production and multimedia journalism. He also has a minor in marketing. Danny started at The Beacon as a staff writer for Sports, then...

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Andre Spruell

Opinion Co-Editor

Andre Spruell is a junior communication studies major with concentrations in broadcast production and multimedia journalism. He also has a minor in sociology. Andre started on The Beacon as a staff writer for sports, then moved...

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Taylor Ryan

Sports Co-Editor

Taylor Ryan is a senior communication studies major with concentrations in strategic communications/public relations and broadcast production. She also has minors in marketing and women's and gender studies. Taylor serves as...

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Rachel Leandri

Co-Managing Editor

Rachel Leandri is a senior communication studies major with concentrations in strategic communications/public relations, multimedia journalism and broadcast production. She also has minors in dance and women's and gender studies. Rachel...

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Toni Pennello

Asst. News Editor

Toni is a junior communication studies major with minors in psychology and women's and gender studies. Toni has previously written for The Beacon and is currently serving as the assistant news editor. They are passionate about...

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Kimberly Hein

Life, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Kim Hein is a senior Communication Studies major with triple concentrations in Strategic Communication/PR, Rhetorical Studies and Broadcast Production. She also has minors in Sports Management and Women's and Gender Studies....

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Alyssa Mursch

News Editor

Alyssa Mursch is a senior communication studies major with a concentration in journalism. She also has minors in Political Science and Women and Gender's Studies. Alyssa joined The Beacon during her sophomore year as a sta...

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Gabby Glinski

Co-Managing Editor

Gabby Glinski is a senior Communications Studies major, with concentrations in journalism and public relations. She joined the Beacon in 2014 as a photographer and writer for the news section, and served as Assistant News Editor...

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Purvit Patel

Photographer

Purvit Patel is an Environmental Engineering with a minor in Political Science and Geology Class of 2018. He started as a sports photographer, and now serves as one of two Chief photographers on staff. Purvit chose to work...

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Sarah Bedford

Editor-in-Chief

Sarah Bedford is a senior Communications Studies and Political Science double major, working towards concentrations in journalism, public relations and rhetoric. Sarah has been on the Beacon staff since her freshman year, a...

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Dr. Kalen Churcher

Adviser, The Beacon

Dr. Kalen Churcher is an assistant professor of Communication Studies. She began teaching at Wilkes in 2014, and also advises the student newspaper, The Beacon. Dr. Churcher is an alumna of the Wilkes Communication Studies ...

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