Congrats to the Grads! Profiles in Success—2015

Megan Kelly: On the Road to Success

When Megan Kelly of Vernon, N.J., arrived at Georgian Court, she had a plan. Major in English, pursue her love of literature and prepare for a career in publishing.

That changed once the cross country runner realized she would complete all of the required courses in less than four years.

“This led me to add a second major in Communication, with a concentration in Journalism. Freshman year I also began work on the Lion’s Tale, the GCU student newspaper, because I wanted to develop my writing skills in a number of different contexts and styles. Sophomore year I realized that if I continued taking the classes at the rate I planned, I would be able to graduate a semester early.”

The record-breaking track and field athlete is accustomed to pushing herself. Realizing she would still graduate a semester early, Megan added a minor in Business Management, which would be useful in the world publishing. As a junior, she became Editor-in-Chief of the Lion’s Tale, and set to out redesign the paper, overhaul its content strategy, and move it toward a style that was consistent and in line with what readers wanted to, well, read.

headshot_2_tr003She still has her career sights set on getting a graduate degree and going into publishing.

“Last fall, I applied to and was accepted to the master’s program in Literature and Publishing at the National University of Ireland, Galway,” said Megan, who is one of only 15 students accepted into the one-year graduate program. “Afterward, I hope to come back to the US and find a job in acquisitions at a publishing company.”

 

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 2.27.16 PMWatch as Megan, right, and fellow Lions Tale editor Ali Graziosi, tour Paris.
The two were among several GCU students who visited the City of Lights for a literary tour in 2015.

 



Return to our Commencement 2015 roundup, or contact the  Office of Marketing & Communications to learn more about our standout students! 


 

Megan Kelly: On the Road to Success

When Megan Kelly of Vernon, N.J., arrived at Georgian Court, she had a plan. Major in English, pursue her love of literature and prepare for a career in publishing.

That changed once the cross country runner realized she would complete all of the required courses in less than four years.

“This led me to add a second major in Communication, with a concentration in Journalism. Freshman year I also began work on the Lion’s Tale, the GCU student newspaper, because I wanted to develop my writing skills in a number of different contexts and styles. Sophomore year I realized that if I continued taking the classes at the rate I planned, I would be able to graduate a semester early.”

The record-breaking track and field athlete is accustomed to pushing herself. Realizing she would still graduate a semester early, Megan added a minor in Business Management, which would be useful in the world publishing. As a junior, she became Editor-in-Chief of the Lion’s Tale, and set to out redesign the paper, overhaul its content strategy, and move it toward a style that was consistent and in line with what readers wanted to, well, read.

headshot_2_tr003She still has her career sights set on getting a graduate degree and going into publishing.

“Last fall, I applied to and was accepted to the master’s program in Literature and Publishing at the National University of Ireland, Galway,” said Megan, who is one of only 15 students accepted into the one-year graduate program. “Afterward, I hope to come back to the US and find a job in acquisitions at a publishing company.”

 

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 2.27.16 PMWatch as Megan, right, and fellow Lions Tale editor Ali Graziosi, tour Paris.
The two were among several GCU students who visited the City of Lights for a literary tour in 2015.

 



Return to our Commencement 2015 roundup, or contact the  Office of Marketing & Communications to learn more about our standout students! 


 

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