Re: [americancomm] Hello ACA!
- Very nice to hear from you and read of all your work. It is a strange path but worthwhile one that you have been on. I am glad you have joined our group and feel as if you will add much to who we are.
Feel free to start some conversations at any point. We love to hear more from all the many places that people have connected.
From: alicia banks <ambwww@...>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2013 12:10 AM
Subject: [americancomm] Hello ACA!
I am honored to join ACA!Thanks!As a student enrolled in a unique “University High School” program, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig (UIUC) in 1984, with several honors and a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Speech Communication/Pre-Law. While a student at UIUC, I fell eternally in love with radio and vocal production. In 1982, I founded and managed WBML radio station. I also worked as a vocal production talent for WPGU. My political writing passions evolved from my stints as a features columnist and night manager for UIUC’s campus newspaper, “The Daily Illini”.In 1984, I honed my legal debate skills and became a popular and intellectual talk radio personality. From 1989 to 1996, I produced and hosted numerous radio shows in Atlanta,Georgia at WRFG, WIGO, and WGST. In 1992, I began penning award winning, ultra liberal, political columns for various magazines and web sites. From 1996 to 1998, I produced and hosted radio shows in Berkeley, California at KPFA, KPFB, and KFCF.My media posts have always complimented my diverse corporate lives. During my media careers, I have been simultaneously employed as a sales consultant, executive assistant, long distance commercial truck driver, courier, teacher, and corporate trainer, and college instructor. My past employers include: FedEx, Continental Airlines, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, the Internal Revenue Service, Southwestern Bell Wireless, and Alltel.In 1999, I relocated to Little Rock to earn a Master of Arts degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). In 2002, I became an instructor for the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office. I worked with Mark Pryor and Mike Beebe as I traveled solo within 25 Arkansas counties. I trained police officers, attorneys, and children of all ages regarding abducting, prosecuting, and combating child predators, respectively.I began formally teaching young children in Arkansas in 2004. In 2006, I completed the Non-Traditional Teacher Licensure Program at the Arkansas Department of Education. I am currently teaching Human Communcation to adults...I have earned numerous academic and occupational honors including:Who’s Who in America 2008 - 2014Who’s Who in the World 2007 & 2010-2014Who’s Who of American Women 2008 - 2011Who’s Who in American Education 2007-2008Who's Who Among America ’s Teachers 2005-2006Arkansas Department of Education’s Praxis III Score: 57/57 2004Who's Who Among African-Americans 2001University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Trailblazer Award 1996Outstanding Young Woman of America 1986Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges 1984UIUC Dean's List 1984UIUC Senior 100 Honorary 1984UIUC Black Alumni Association Earl Dickerson Achievement Award 1983UIUC Black Alumni Association Potential Leadership Award 1982UIUC 5.0 GPA Award 19821980-1984UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGNBachelor of Arts DegreeSpeech Communication & Pre-Law1999-2001UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCKMaster of Arts DegreeInterpersonal & Organizational CommunicationSumma Cum Laude - 4.0 Cumulative GPA2004-2006ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONArkansas Teacher’s License - Grades P-4PRAXIS III SCORE = 57/57