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Team Blackboard

Team Blackboard

(left to right): Wyatt Price, Jessica Vervaecke, Chelsea Nebel, Laura White, Taylor Neff, Taylor Hartong, Rachel Sielaff, Nicole Justice

The Team

Copywriter Taylor Hartong, from Savannah, Mo., is a senior majoring in public relations. She hopes to find a job in the communications field where she can work on a team while helping others. She enjoys using her creativity to write, paint, crochet and do other crafts.

Interactive/Digital Manager Nikki Justice, from Lee's Summit, Mo., is a junior double majoring in interactive digital media: computer science and visual imaging. She is interested in programming and designing mobile applications, and her main career goal is to create video games and technology within the digital entertainment industry. She is a self-proclaimed art nerd and is teaching herself Japanese.

Graphic Designer Chelsea Nebel, from Farragut, Iowa, is a junior majoring in art with a concentration in graphic design. She hopes to work for an advertising agency in the Des Moines area and move south after a few years. She enjoys visiting thrift stores and trying out new Pinterest recipes.

Media Manager Taylor Neff, from Dakota Dunes, S.D., is a senior majoring in public relations and minoring in advertising. Her goals include starting a career in an innovative, creative environment in Kansas City and eventually travel. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is see live music and she can wiggle her ears.

Project Manager Wyatt Price, from Ridgeway, Mo., is a senior majoring in management information systems and minoring in computer science. After graduation, he plans to start his career in the information systems industry in the Kansas City area. He also enjoys snowboarding.

Public Relations Manager Rachel Sielaff, from Hiawatha, Kan., is a senior majoring in public relations. After graduation, she would like to end up working in Manhattan, Kan., or Kansas City. Someday, she would like to use her degree to work in the mental health field. In her free time she likes to read, paint and spend time with her husband and dogs.

Strategic Planner Jessica Vervaecke, from Bonner Springs, Kan., is a senior majoring in marketing. She hopes to get a job in the Kansas City area and eventually attend graduate school to pursue a career in sports management and marketing. Her dream job is working for the Boston Red Sox and she is a huge sports fan.

Art Director Laura White, from Republic, Mo., is a senior majoring in art with an emphasis in graphic design. After graduation, she hopes to work for an in-house design team. Her goal is to become an art director in five years. She would love to work in magazine publication.