Member Monday: Katherine Ross

Q: Your name?
A: Katherine Ross

Q: At what school do you work?
A: University of Pennsylvania

Q: What is your role?
A: Director of Sales and Marketing at The Daily Pennsylvanian

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: 27 years

Q: What are you most excited to work on this year at your student media organization?
A: Developing our digital products including newsletters & our mobile app, DP+

Q: What’s a fun fact about you?
A: I’m originally from California

Q: What’s something in student media you wish you could learn more about?
A: I would like to become more well versed in social media!

Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited, and if you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A: Favorite place I have ever visited was the south of France. And, if I could travel anywhere it would be back to Australia. There was so much that I didn’t see the first time.

Is there a CMBAM member at your school we should feature on Meet a Member Monday? Share your suggestion with Julie Salter, Awards & Member Recognition Director, at [email protected] or Sam Oldenburg, Communications Director, at [email protected]

Member Monday: Sarah Scarborough

Q: Your name?
A: Sarah Scarborough

Q: At what school do you work?
A: University of South Carolina

Q: What is your role?
A: Director of Student Media

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: 21 years

Q: What are you most excited to work on this year at your student media organization?
A: The activity and engagement we are seeing so far from our students is awesome, exceeding pre-Covid numbers and we are off to a good start revenue wise, too! All in all I am looking forward to a great year!

Q: What’s a fun fact about you?
A: I’ve seen Phish approximately 27 times and plan to keep going as long as they tour. 💃

Q: What’s something in student media you would like to learn more about?
A: I am interested to hear how people are doing revenue wise compared to pre-covid and ALSO if they are noticing more engagement with print this year. Students seem to be picking up our publications at a much higher rate than before.

Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited, and if you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A: Favorite place would be Hawaii, the land of my birth. Where would I go? I’d love to rent an RV and drive across the country.

Is there a CMBAM member at your school we should feature on Meet a Member Monday? Share your suggestion with Julie Salter, Awards & Member Recognition Director, at [email protected] or Sam Oldenburg, Communications Director, at [email protected]

Member Monday: Allen Vaughan

Q: Your name?
A: Allen Vaughan

Q: At what school do you work?
A: University of Nebraska

Q: What is your role?
A: Daily Nebraskan General Manager

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: I’ve been in student media for 3 years

Q: What are you most excited to work on this year at your student media organization?
A: I am most excited to see what our students do on social media, particularly Instagram and TikTok

Q: What’s a fun fact about you?
A: I’m obsessed with the St. Louis Cardinals and fantasy baseball

Q: What’s something in student media you wish you could learn more about?
A: I love learning about the history of other college media programs and I love to see who has transformed their businesses into digital winners. The stories are the best and I want to know them all!

Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited, and if you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A: The older I get, it’s more about the journey and the people I’m with. But it’s hard to top lying on a beach with a good book, a good drink(s) and some quiet. Something tropical, please!

Is there a CMBAM member at your school we should feature on Meet a Member Monday? Share your suggestion with Julie Salter, Awards & Member Recognition Director, at [email protected] or Sam Oldenburg, Communications Director, at [email protected]

Member Monday — Sam Oldenburg, WKU

Q: Your Name?
ASam Oldenburg

Q: At what school do you work?
A: Western Kentucky University

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: 4 as an adviser and 4 as a student.

Q: What are you most proud of at your current Student Media org?
A: I’m proud of my students persevering through this pandemic to still do the best they can under the circumstances while being willing to try out innovative new endeavors. 

Q: What is a fun fact about you, your town, your University?
A:  I worked as a self-employed balloon artist while I was in high school, twisting balloon animals at fairs, festivals and parties

Q: What is a media project you would most like to pick someone’s brain about?
A: Programmatic advertising

Q: What is your favorite snack on a road trip?
A: Werther’s Original Caramel Hard Candies

Connect with Sam: [email protected]