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Shawn Carey
Shawn Carey is a senior at Wilkes University. He is a Communication Studies major with interests in Broadcast Media and Journalism, as well as Public Relations and Organizational Communication. Shawn transferred to Wilkes University during the fall 2012 semester. Since then, he has been involved with many student activities and clubs on campus.

Currently, Shawn serves as the Social Media and Website Manager for Wilkes University’s student-run newspaper, The Beacon. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for Zebra Communications, a student-run public relations firm. There, he serves on two account teams for BEPA Studios and for the Wilkes University Department of Communication Studies. As well as serving on those account teams, Shawn is a contributing writer for the Department of Communication Studies newsletter, The Medium.

Shawn has interned with WBRE-TV/WYOU-TV working with producers. He has also interned with the Wilkes University Department of Marketing Communications.

In addition to those activities, Shawn serves as the Student Coordinator of the Tom Bigler Journalism Conference. The conference is an annual event hosted by the Department of Communication Studies and welcomes more than 200 local and regional high school students to Wilkes University each year in April. The conference also hosts the annual Journalism competition.

In July 2014, Shawn had the distinct privilege to present a research paper that he co-authored with Dr. Jane Elmes-Crahall at the annual Congress of Political Economists International Conference. Shawn presented the paper, entitled, “Media Framing of “Fracking” in Two Competing Newspapers’ Coverage in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Part One of a Two-Part Study” in Zurich, Switzerland. The paper analyzed two publications in Wilkes-Barre and their reporting of natural gas and marcellus shale. The pair is currently working on part two of their study. In January 2015, Shawn learned he would be presenting his senior research project at the Eastern Communication Association’s Undergraduate Scholars conference held annually in the spring.

Outside of the department, Shawn serves as the President of BACCHUS, a peer-mentoring group educating students on a variety of health and wellness topics. He also serves as a member of the Student-Affairs Cabinet.

He works as an associate producer for WBRE-TV/WYOU-TV in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He also works as a student leader within the office of Advancement/Development at Wilkes University for the Phonathon calling program. Shawn graduated from Blue Ridge High School in 2011. He is the son of Kenneth and Wendy Carey of New Milford, PA.

Shawn Carey, Social Media Director and Website Manager

Apr 21, 2015
Remembering Merryman: Graduating Beacon editor reflects on interview with the late professor (Story)
Oct 13, 2014
Student Development to host Professional Development Week (Story)
Sep 09, 2014
Fighting ALS: How one professor’s “Brave” fight is inspiring a whole campus (Story)
May 04, 2014
Former senator speaks on foreign policy, Ukraine at Wilkes (Story/Media)
Apr 24, 2014
Wilkes’ enrollment increase defies national trend (Story)
Apr 17, 2014
New Wilkes swim team will compete at W-B YMCA (Story)
Apr 04, 2014
Duke scientist to speak on shale gas questions (Story)
Mar 20, 2014
Conference recognizes contributions of women (Story)
Sep 30, 2013
Jack Chielli on Martin guitars, flying a fighter jet (Story)
Apr 23, 2013
SG Notes: Nominations made for executive committee roles; faculty and staff awards (Story)
Feb 26, 2013
Wilkes U app upgraded and campus email migration complete (Story)
Feb 19, 2013
Final provost candidate visits, speaks on campus (Story)
Feb 19, 2013
Future Business Leaders of America chapter recognized as SG club (Story)
Feb 12, 2013
SG notes: Group requests new treadmills for Marts (Story)
Feb 05, 2013
Programming Board spring concert creates controversy (Story)
Feb 05, 2013
Student Government starts preliminary discussion of Spring Fling (Story)
Jan 29, 2013
SG approves money to Vagina Monologues for upcoming show (Story)
Jan 29, 2013
New and old faces fill roles in Student Affairs (Story)
Nov 20, 2012
College dean honored for work in Tanzania (Story)
Nov 20, 2012
President Leahy updates SG on various campus issues (Story)
Nov 06, 2012
Stachacz’s new role helps out IT (Story)
Nov 06, 2012
SG constitutional policy on inactive campus clubs (Story)
Oct 31, 2012
Studio 20 presents update (Story)
Oct 22, 2012
Wilkes faculty members react to presidential debates (Story)
Oct 22, 2012
Inactive club disbanded (Story)
Oct 09, 2012
SG Notes, 10/4 (Story)
Oct 09, 2012
Sigma Tau Delta celebrates Banned Books Week (Story)
Oct 09, 2012
“Anyone can be an Ally” Movie Screening (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
Wilkes to unveil new mobile application this semester (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
SG Notes, 9/26 (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
Problems with D2L continue (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
Get Swabbed (Story)
Sep 25, 2012
2012 Fall Fest (Story)
Sep 25, 2012
Autism Group Proposed (Story)
Sep 17, 2012
Insanity Workout Creator to Visit Wilkes (Story)
Sep 17, 2012
New bioengineering master’s program is hands-on (Story)
Sep 11, 2012
New year brings new changes to campus dining services (Story)
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