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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

May appointed assistant director of public relations

Rebecca May has been named assistant director of public relations for publications and special projects at Pittsburg State University. Public Relations Director Ron Womble said her appointment followed an extensive search.

In her new role, May will be primarily responsible for writing for and coordinating the production of campus publications, including newsletters, brochures, and the PSU magazine. She will also work on the organization of special projects, such as groundbreaking ceremonies and public events, and assist with other duties handled by the university’s Office of Public Relations.

“We are always looking at ways to improve our external and internal communications and Becky is going to help us in those efforts,” Womble said. “Her excellent communications skills and her diverse work experience make her a great fit for this position.”

May holds an associate’s degree in journalism from Labette Community College in Parsons, Kan. She received a bachelor’s degree in communication and graphic arts from PSU in 1997. She earned a master’s degree in communication from PSU in 1998.

May returns to the Public Relations office after serving as a student worker, a graduate assistant, and office manager while she worked on her degrees at PSU. After graduation, she worked as an account executive for FOX 14 television in Joplin, Mo. Most recently, she served as director of marketing for the Joplin Family Y.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to use my education and experience for the benefit of my alma mater,” May said. “I’m a Gorilla at heart, and I’m really looking forward to my career at Pitt State.”

May has been involved with the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, and is a past board member of the Joplin Area Advertising Federation. Still an active volunteer with local YMCA fundraising, she has also served as a member of the Joplin Noon Rotary Club.

A native of Cherryvale, Kan., May now lives in Carl Junction, Mo., with her two daughters, Lydia, 3 ½, and Emilee, 1 ½.

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