Matthew Ryan Peaslee

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235-5 Jones Ave                                                                         mpeaslee@mix.wvu.edu

Morgantown, WV 26505                                                                                       330.503.5456                                                                                              ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

WORK EXPERIENCE

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Campus Representative                     WVU Visitors Center

March 2010 – May 2011

Acted as an accurate and honest resource to prospective students/families, faculty, staff, and VIPs on all aspects of the WVU community. Provided daily administrative and operational support for the Visitor’s Center, including the coordination of guest arrangements.  Led year-round tours of campus of up to 65 visitors per tour while participating in an ongoing training program for the University.

Orientation Leader                           WVU New Student Orientation

June  2010

Worked in a fast paced environment with an enthusiastic, positive and professional attitude. Assisted School of Journalism advisors in scheduling classes for new freshman. Collaborated with families to develop a comfortable and  memorable experience to ease the transition from high school to college.

Sports Writer                                      The Daily Athenaeum

October 2008-May 2011

Covered seven WVU sports in the position of beat writer for the third best student newspaper in the country, as named by the Society of Professional Journalists. Interviewed student-athletes and coaches while developing rapport. Write five-to-eight articles a week on the beat with a weekly column discussing personal opinions.

■ Reporter WWVU FM 91.7

August 2007 – August 2009

Spoke weekly over the airwaves co-hosting a morning show every Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Developed a comfortable speaking voice with an exciting and enthusiastic tone. Controlled the soundboard and edited sports highlights for broadcasts of WVU sporting events.

INTERNSHIPS

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Asst. Promotions Coordinator    West Virginia Radio Corp.

January 2010-March 2010

Assisted Promotions Director in day-to-day routines of the station. Scheduled and booked live remote broadcasts. Set up tents and passed out promotional items at live performances.

Publicist/Media Relations             Blues Alley Records

January 2011-Present

Served as primary media contact for the record company and its artists, including up and coming country group, The New Relics. Constructed press releases and promotional material. Promoted the bands across the region assisting in booking shows and concerts.

EDUCATION

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Bachelor of Science Degree          West Virginia University

May 2011

Major: Journalism         Concentration: Public Relations

Minor: History

SKILLS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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■Contributor to Four Blogs

■Well versed in Social Media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter

■Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Falcon Editor and Quark

■Regarded as the top public relations presenter in PR 324: December 2010

■Multiple recipient of the P.I. Reed School of Journalism scholarship: 2009, 2010, and 2011

■Member of the School of Journalism Alumni Mentorship Program: 2010-11

■Assisted Psychology Graduate Program with Thesis on Teenagers and Internet Use: Spring 2011

■Led public relations Campaigns for WVU Degree Works System and the Pittsburgh Pirates: 2010-11

■Worked as a “Runner” for Several ESPN broadcasts of WVU Football Games: Fall 2008-09

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