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Publications Manager

About

Sarah Neese currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for University Communications. Through her role, she writes press releases and branded content; manages various external publications; facilitates Inside Central, the official blog of the university; and assists with website development and design.

During her time as a student at Central, Sarah was involved in multiple areas across campus, including research; The Vista, UCO's student-run newspaper; the Department of Mass Communication and the Office of University Communications. After earning her bachelor's degree in strategic communication, she gained hands-on experience and professional development through her work at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and a local marketing agency, before returning to work at her alma mater.

Sarah is an Edmond native, who has a passion for writing, editing and word strategy.

Education and Certifications

University of Central Oklahoma
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication - Strategic Communication
Spanish minor
Magna Cum Laude

Experience

  • University of Central Oklahoma
    Communications and Marketing Coordinator, September 2016 - Present
     
  • High Five Media Group, Edmond, Oklahoma
    Publications Manager, February 2016 - September 2016
    Content Specialist, September 2015 - February 2016
     
  • Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
    Total Resource Development Campaign Assistant, April 2014 - August 2014, April 2015 - August 2015
     
  • University of Central Oklahoma
    University Communications Intern, January 2015 - May 2015
    Research Assistant, August 2012 - May 2015
    Copy Editor of The Vista, June 2012 - December 2014
    Editor-in-Chief of The Vista, June 2013 - April 2014
     
  • McAfee and Taft, Oklahoma City
    Marketing Intern, June 2013 - August 2013

Honors and Awards

Oklahoma College Public Relations Association:

  • Grand Award in the "Blogs/Editorial/Column" category
  • Achievement Award in "Best Headline" category

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Junior League of Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma College Public Relations Association
  • TEDxUCO

Interests

Sarah's passions include reading; watching, dissecting and obsessing over movies; cooking, eating and enjoying anything related to the culinary arts; singing; Dr. Pepper; cuddling with her cat, Ollie; and cruising around the Caribbean.

The views expressed by UCO faculty and staff on their personal websites and social media pages do not necessarily reflect the positions of the University of Central Oklahoma. UCO faculty and staff are advised to follow the university’s social media guidelines and are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with policies outlined in UCO’s Employee Handbook and/or Faculty Handbook.