College Selects Students for Coveted Pulliam Fellowships
Campus News

Franklin College has selected three students to serve as Pulliam Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year.

The Pulliam Fellowship is an experiential learning experience. Created in 1982-83 through the college’s Pulliam School of Journalism, it provides an opportunity for students to gain professional development experience in public relations, marketing, sports information and photography while working side by side with college staff professionals in those fields.

The following students have been selected into the fellowship:

Preston Bertram, a senior public relations major, is from Franklin. Bertram recently completed an internship with the City of Greenwood this past summer and was then offered a part-time position in marketing and community relations while he completes his bachelor’s degree. Bertram is a former member of the college’s esports team. Bertram is completing his fellowship in press release writing and additional internship in the Office of Communications.

Alona Gilpin, a senior public relations major, is from Greenwood. Gilpin is also working as a shift manager at CVS in Franklin and serves as vice president for the campus organization Passion for Paws while completing her bachelor’s degree. Previous work experience includes serving as a marketing and public relations intern for Festival Country Indiana. Gilpin is completing her fellowship in the Office of Communications, serving as a press release and feature writer.

Magdalene “Maggie” McGuire, a senior ecology and conservation biology major with minors in math, chemistry and multimedia journalism, is from Plainfield. She recently served as a Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Manatee Photo-Identification intern and a Central Indiana Land Trust Stewardship intern. McGuire is completing her fellowship in both feature website writing and photography for the Office of Marketing.

For more information contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.


POSTED Oct 30, 2023