Advancement & Communications
Randy Nelson, Chief Advancement Officer
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Randy Nelson received an associate’s degree from Hiwassee College in 1991 and went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in human services at Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1993. As chief advancement officer, Randy provides senior leadership for all aspects of development and communications, including the offices of alumni relations, annual giving, public relations, major gifts, foundation/government relations, planned giving, stewardship and marketing. Randy has 15 years of experience in non-profit fundraising and administration with 7 years of experience in the higher education field.
Stacie Clifton, Advancement Coordinator
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Stacie attended Middle Tennessee State University and Arkansas Northeastern College. She joined the advancement team in June 2012 after nearly ten years in public service. As the advancement coordinator, Stacie coordinates advancement functions and oversees the college’s stewardship efforts. She maintains records for daily advancement office operations and provides support for the advancement and communications staff. She hopes to continue her education at Tennessee Wesleyan College in the future.
Jessica Edwards, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund
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Jessica graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 2006 with a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in general management and has worked at TWC since 2008. As the director of alumni relations and annual fund, Jessica is responsible for a portion of the college’s fundraising efforts, plans homecoming and other events for alumni participation, organizes the annual fund phone-a-thon and other events and serves as a liaison for the alumni from the college.
Jared Wright, Advancement Specialist
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Jared received his bachelor of science degree in business administration: accounting & finance from Tennessee Wesleyan College in May of 2009. He joined the advancement team in December of 2009 and currently serves as the office’s advancement specialist. Jared oversees and facilitates the entering of donor gifts, as well as creating the reports for all giving to TWC. He maintains the advancement database, ensuring that data is entered correctly and efficiently.
Bridgett Raper, Director of Public Relations and Marketing
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Bridgett graduated from Tusculum College with a bachelor of science in business. As director of major gifts and grants, Bridgett establishes relationships with donors and friends of TWC to better involve them both physically and financially with the college. She informs them of plans, new projects and the growth the college is experiencing. Bridgett also works with college staff and faculty to determine and better define the needs that the college has that could qualify for grants, writing college grant proposals as needed. Bridgett has more than 30 years of experience in public relations and marketing.
Brittany Shope, College Editor and Web Coordinator
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Brittany graduated from East Tennessee State University in May 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in mass communication, journalism, continuing on to complete a year of a master’s degree in English before relocating for her job as college editor and web coordinator at TWC. She is preparing to transfer to a new master’s program. Joining the advancement team in February 2012, Brittany writes and edits all TWC public relations materials and the college’s magazine ARCHES. She also produces college newsletters and video packages as well as maintains the college website.
Tracy New, Graphic Designer
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Tracy holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration. She joined the advancement team in August 2011 and serves as the college’s graphic designer. Tracy designs and provides printing services of all marketing materials for every department of the college.