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Subjects Taught
Communications

Education

M.A. in Communication Studies-2005 

Marshall University, Huntington, W.V. 

 

B.A. in Communiation Arts with emphasis in public relations-2003

Concord University, Athens, W.V. 



Experience

 

Bluefield College-Bluefield, Virginia November 2018-October 2019

Director of Public Relations & Marketing

·         Arrange and oversee all press coverage, media interviews, and press conferences for Bluefield College

·         Cover Bluefield College news and events (pre and post production) for publicity and develop and distribute press releases.

·         Maintain the “News and Events” section of the Bluefield College website

·         Plan and coordinate Bluefield College’s Annual Media Appreciation Day

·         Develop, oversee, and maintain an ongoing presence on social media

·         Serve as the spokesperson for all Bluefield College crisis communication

 

Concord University-Athens, West Virginia August 2007-December 2018

Instructor of Communication

·         Instructed the following courses: Public Relations Cases, Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Writing, Communication Law, Media Criticism, Writing for the Electronic Media, Fundamentals of Speech (Public Speaking), Introduction to Mass Communication, and Organizational Communication.

·         Oversaw all Communication Arts Internships

·         Advised the Public Relations Workshop and responsible for all press releases for the Department of Communication Arts

·         Served as an academic advisor for Communication Arts Majors

·         Maintained office hours, evaluate student performance, and assign grades

 

McDowell County Schools-Welch, West Virginia August 2007-December 2018

Substitute Teacher

·         Served as a substitute teacher for all McDowell County Schools during breaks from my position at Concord University.

 

Bluefield College-Bluefield, Virginia Jan.2014-May 2014

Adjunct Instructor

·         Instructor for COMM 2053- Mass Media Writing

·         Lectured, evaluated student performance, and assigned grades

 

Verizon Wireless-Crossroads Mall & Beckley Crossings, Beckley, WV Sept. 2005-August 2007

Sales Representative

·         Sold cellular phones and wireless products

·         Responsible for account maintenance and banking

·         Performed customer service duties/worked with the general public

 

Marshall Univ. Community and Technical College, Huntington, W.V Aug. 2004-May 2005

Adjunct Faculty

·         Instructed COM 112-Oral Communication

·         Evaluated student performance and assigned grades

 

Marshall University Dean’s Office, Huntington, W.V. Aug. 2004-May 2005

Graduate Assistant

·         Performed general office duties: typing, mail distribution, filing, faxing, etc.

·         Assisted faculty, students, and staff with queries and resolved basic concerns

 

Marshall University, Communication Studies Department, Huntington, W.V. August 2003- May 2004

Graduate Teaching Assistant

·         Lectured two sections of Public Speaking

·         Evaluated student performance, maintained office hours and assigned grades

 

Concord University Business and Finance Office, Athens, WV Aug. 1999-May 2003

Student Assistant

·         Utilized an electronic database (Banner) to assist with student accounts

·         Assisted in Accounts Payable/Receivable, Procurement, Payroll

·         Performed general office duties: typing, mail distribution, filing faxing, etc.

 

Lacy Wright Jr., Attorney at Law, Welch WV Aug 1995-May 1999

Legal Assistant

·         Worked throughout high school years as an assistant in a one-attorney office

·         Assisted with depositions, filed cases at the County Clerk’s office, typed fee petitions for state appointed cases, handled accounts payable, and typed client memo’s and letters



Bio

Lindsey Akers of Bluefield, West Virginia has been named the Director of Public Relations for Tazewell County Public Schools. Akers will also serve as an instructor of communication at the Tazewell County Career & Technical Center.

Akers previously served as the director of marketing and public relations at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia. Prior to working at Bluefield College, she served as an instructor in the Department of Communication Arts & Media at Concord University for over a decade. Akers also has also previously served as an adjunct faculty member at both Bluefield College and Marshall University Community and Technical College in Huntington, West Virginia. She started teaching at the collegiate level at the age of 21. In addition to her experience in higher education, Lindsey also has retail management experience and a strong background in sales.

She earned a master’s degree in communication studies from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in communication arts with emphasis in public relations from Concord University in Athens, West Virginia.

In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her son, traveling, and swimming.