September 6, 2007
07-132

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Kate Elliot
Communications Specialist

Heine Accepts Position as Communication Specialist

VALDOSTA - Kate Heine has accepted the position of Communications Specialist at Valdosta State University. With a solid background in writing, editing and photography for a diverse blend of publications, she is prepared to promote the university through compelling campus publications and to connect VSU constituents to university happenings.

The University of Missouri-Columbia graduate brings the narrative writing style she developed as a human-interest feature writer for a statewide magazine in Missouri. A four-month internship at Reuters news service in London, England fostered her thoughtful reporting and ability to simplify complex issues. Heine spent the past two years producing in-depth features, Internet video segments and a semi-monthly column for the Waco Tribune-Herald in Waco, Texas. Heine gained her dedication to detail as a city editor for MIZZOU’s newspaper and as a local government reporter for the Columbia Missourian in Columbia, Mo.

At VSU, she will work with internal departments to develop and implement strategic internal communication outcomes as well as support the preparation of reports, materials and presentations for internal audiences as needed. She will serve as editor of the VSU Connection, an internal newsletter, and editor of alumni publications. In addition, she will assist with media relations and other communication strategies as needed.