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Christy Khamphilay

Christy Khamphilay

Vice President of Alumni and Community Relations

Student Union Activities

Lawrence , KS

At my core, I am a storyteller. I have always been fascinated by stories because a story can contain a small glimpse into a person’s life. Whether it is someone’s opinion, a memory or the journey of his or her life, each one deserves to be told. As a journalist, storyteller and strategic communicator, I see it as my duty to f...

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Kansas Scholastic Press Association

Assistant Director

•Communicate with membership of more than 100 high school journalism programs
•Plan three major conferences and competitions, attendance exceeding 500 students

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Student Union Activities

Vice President of Alumni and Community Relations

•Serve on the largest programming board on campus of 120 students
•Actively plan and execute small, medium, and large scale events for the
KU Student Body
•Act as an voting member on the KU Memorial Unions Corporation Board
•Coordinate alumni relations program including events, newsletters and
digital communication
•Develop fundraising efforts for scholarships and endowment, exceeding a
capital campaign goal of $10,000
•Program events and marketing for SUA's 75th anniversary
•Document and digitalize organization history and records
•Directly peer-advise two of the eight student committees on upcoming events,
budgets,volunteer management and promotional strategy

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Theater League, Inc.

Marketing Communications Intern

•Wrote press releases distributed to seven markets: Kansas City, Wichita, Phoenix,Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, South Bend & Toledo
•Maintained ad-1 ad plans and media planning and buying data entries
•Assisted grassroots promotions and marketing efforts for national touring Broadway shows and season member campaigns

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Kansas Journalism Institute

Assistant Director,

•Coordinated the University’s summer high school journalism program for
150 campers
•Marketed program through advertisements, brochures and website

Kansas Scholastic Press Association

All-Kansas Entries Assistant

•Coordinate All-Kansas Critique service for yearbooks,news publications, websites and video programs
•Assisted with daily membership communication and planning three major conferences and competitions

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Student Union Activities

Assistant Coordinator of Fine Arts

•Coordinated local, student and faculty exhibitions and installations for
Kansas Union Gallery
•Negotiated contracts and reservations with vendors for monthly events
•Juried 15 submissions for senior solo showcases

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University Daily Kansan

Copy Editor

•Edited articles for both print and web
•Proofread newspaper pages before production
•Wrote headlines optimized for web and headlines and decks for print product

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Student Union Activities

Assistant Coordinator of Communications

•Worked on Communications team led by Vice President of Communications
•Provided communication and promotional support and interacted with local media
•Coordinated publication of news releases and maintained display cases

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The University of Kansas

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Journalism, Strategic Communication emphasis