The Beacon

2018-2019 Staff

Kevin Singhel

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...

Sean Schmoyer

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...

Natalie Stephens

Natalie is a senior communication studies major concentrating in strategic communications with a minor in english. Due to her passion for health and wellness Natalie writes the weekly Wellness at Wilkes Column. Natalie has a passion...

Sarah Matarella

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,...

Parker Dorsey

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...

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...

Savannah Pinnock

Savannah is a junior English major with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. In the Fall of 2017, Savannah started her experience with The Beacon as a staff writer. Due to her passion for journalistic writing and her previous...

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...

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...

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...

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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