My name is Kimberly McNeil. I am graduating from the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University May 2, 2021 with a BA in advocacy focused communication and a minor in journalism. I hope to utilize my skills to make the world a more equitable and agreeable place. Whether it is communications within an organization or communicating with the public it is vital that the message is clear, honest, and concise.
While at BGSU I was the recipient of a Thompson Scholarship which focused not only on excellence in academics but also on leadership and service. I was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, treasurer for the BG Chapter of the Association of Women in Communication, a member of the PRSSA, and a Student Ambassador for the SMC. I interned at Falcon Communications, the univerity's in-house public relations, and also as a journalist for Falcon Media/BG News.
Prior to attending BGSU, I received an AA in Sociology from Owens Community College. I believe this background in sociology helps me understand people and enhances my communication skills. While at OCC I served as an election engagement fellow for the Ohio Campus Compact, was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the Honors College. As a member of the Honors College, I presented two papers at the Spring Symposium 2019 and participated in a panel discussion.
I was born and raised in the Metropolitan Detroit area and it is still dear to my heart. I have two children one of which suffers from bipolar disorder. Advocating for my own family was how I learned the importance of communication and was the catalyst for my desire to excel at it.
Following graduation, I want to utilize the skills I have acquired and continue to grow and learn in the fast paced and ever-changing world of communication.