The Beacon

2019-2020 Staff

Cabrini Rudnicki


Cabrini is a senior psychology and communication studies double major. She also holds a minor in women and gender studies. Cabrini started as a staff writer in the Spring 2017 semester, before becoming the news editor in Fall 2...

Luke Modrovsky

Operations Manager

Luke Modrovsky is in his final semester 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 Spring 201...

Madison Hummer

Design Editor

Parker Dorsey

News Editor

Parker Dorsey is a senior communications studies major with a concentration in strategic communications. Parker began as a staff writer for the opinion section in the Spring 2018 semester. He is The Beacon's resident amateur musi...

Sean Schmoyer

Asst. News Editor

Sean is a sophomore communication studies major who started as a staff writer in the fall of 2018. Sean currently works as the Assistant News Editor, a position he has held since the spring of 2019. Sean is also involved with...

Sarah Matarella

Life, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Sarah is a junior communication studies major concentrating in multimedia journalism, strategic communications, and media broadcasting with a minor in neuroscience. She began as a staff writer in 2017 for the Opinion and Life,...

Kylie Dillon

Asst. Life, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Neil Murphy

Opinion Editor

Sammi Verespy

Asst. Opinion Editor

Kirsten Peters

Co-Sports Editor

Kirsten Peters is a junior communication studies major with concentrations in multimedia journalism, broadcast production and strategic communication, along with a minor in sports management. Peters joined The Beacon as a spo...

Ben Mandell

Co-Sports Editor

Ben Mandell is currently the co-sports editor. Mandell began as a staff writer in Fall 2017, promoted to assistant editor in Spring 2018 and was promoted to his current role in Fall 2018. He is a junior double majoring in communication...

Kevin Singhel

Asst. Sports Editor

Kevin Singhel is a senior marketing and management double major with a minor in economics. Singhel joined the Beacon staff during the Spring of 2019, and was promoted to assistant sports editor for the Fall of 2019. Singhel prim...

Maddie Davis

Managing Editor

Maddie is a junior criminology and sociology double major. She also has a concentration in anthropology and a minor in women and gender studies. Davis joined The Beacon as a staff writer in the Fall 2017 semester, before becoming...

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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