The Beacon

2017-2018 Staff

Kirsten Peters

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...

Maddie Davis

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...

Alex Kielar

Alex Kielar is currently the assistant sports editor. Kielar began as a staff writer in Fall 2017 and was promoted to his current role in Spring 2018. He is a sophomore who majors in sport management. Kielar is responsible...

Ben Mandell

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...

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...

Amanda Bialek

Amanda Bialek is a senior communication studies major with concentrations in strategic communication/public relations, multimedia journalism and broadcast production. She also has a minor in dance. Bialek began as a staff writer...

Nicholas Filipek

Nicholas Filipek is a senior communications studies major with a concentration in broadcast production. This is Filipek's second year on The Beacon and will also be holding the position of PR/marketing e-staff member at WCLH 90.7...

Luke Modrovsky

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...

Danny Van Brunt

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, became...

Andre Spruell

Andre Spruell is a senior 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...

Toni Pennello

Toni is a senior communication studies major with minors in psychology, philosophy and women's and gender studies. Toni began as a staffwriter in 2015, and served as assistant news editor before she became Editor-in-Chief....

Dr. Kalen Churcher

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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