We are a student-run, all-purpose communication agency at Bellarmine University. At NEXU, we are working with clients and producing real-world results.

From creating a brand to sharing it with the world,

NEXU can help every step of the way.


Connect. Collaborate. Create.

What can we do for you? Contact us!

Emily Erato

Emily is a business administration major with a minor in marketing communication. She interns for the marketing coordinator at Louisville Ladder. She is on the Bellarmine cheerleading team and is the senior vice president for Delta Sigma Pi. Emily is very excited to work with the NEXU clients and bring her skills to the agency

Trey Grevious

Trey is a communication major with minors in marketing communication and political science.

He is interning for Bellarmine’s marketing and communications office. He has held several leadership positions on campus, including Student Government Association president and academic peer coach. He has interests in social media, marketing and event planning. Trey looks forward

to using his skills to serve NEXU clients.

Abbie Oetting

Abbie is a senior finance major with a minor in marketing communication. At Bellarmine, she is a member of the volleyball team, vice president of the Bellarmine University Investment Group and treasurer of the Student Athlete Advisory Council. Abbie is an intern at Humana in the accounting/finance internship program. She also has completed a videography internship in the marketing department at Fort Wayne Metals. Abbie is excited to work with her team members in serving NEXU clients.

David Caswell

David is a communication major with a minor in marketing. He has experience working on social media analytics, finding the best days for posting on social media and what hour slots are most visited by the platform’s users. David enjoys meeting new clients and networking with them to form a mutually beneficial relationship. He is learning how to use Premiere Pro to edit videos. David looks forward to working with clients and helping any way possible.

Leah Wilkinson

Leah is a senior double major in communication and design, arts and technology with a minor in criminal justice. On campus, she writes for Bellarmine’s online student news site, Knights Media Network, and promotes KMN stories via social media. She also compiled Bellarmine’s 2019 yearbook, The Lance. When not on campus, Leah works part-time at Budget Print Center. She also recently completed

an internship for the nonprofit I'm Changing the Narrative, and is a regular contributor to The Aggregate, a Southern Indiana news outlet.

She specializes in journalism and graphic design.

Cole Scott

Cole Scott is completing a communications degree with a minor in digital media and marketing.

He is involved in Alpha Delta Gamma national fraternity and is a member of Bellarmine’s Week of Welcome orientation team. He has served as the vice president of public relations and rush for the fraternity’s executive board. Cole enjoys interacting with people in a creative way.

Mary Stockton

Mary is a communication major with minors in marketing communication and fine arts. She is an experienced social media manager with a demonstrated history of working with local businesses and professionals. She works as team manager for the Bellarmine lacrosse program and interns with NEAT Marketing. She specializes in copywriting and graphic design.

Mary Jessica Thomson

Mary Jessica is a senior communications major with a minor in marketing communication. In the fall of 2020, she interned with Fund for the Arts, a Louisville non-profit. She was a communication intern with a focus in social media and events and engagements. Mary Jessica is a member of the Bellarmine Knights softball team and Bellarmine’s Orientation Team. She has interests in graphic design, Adobe, and video editing. 

Emily Harp

Emily is a senior at Bellarmine University majoring in business administration and minoring in marketing communication. On campus, Emily has worked three years as a sports information assistant. She recorded statistics, captured video footage, and controlled music and scoreboards for most Bellarmine sports teams. Emily hopes to pursue a career in the event planning and marketing industry.  

Meagan Makuta

Meagan is a senior majoring in finance and minoring in marketing communication and accounting.

She works a co-op at UPS. She previously worked

for Farm Credit Mid America as a member of the underwriting team and also spent a summer studying advertising in Austria. On campus, Meagan was the co-president of the Bellarmine University Investment Group in 2020 and has since moved into an executive advisor role. She is also a member and team captain of the women's golf team. Meagan is looking forward to using her communication and analytical skills to provide quality work for clients and to support her team.

Tyler Niemann

Tyler is a sports administration major with minors in marketing communication and business administration. He spent three years on the Bellarmine men's soccer team before taking a year off because of COVID-19. He is a manager at Finish Line Inc. and has been with the company for two years. He looks forward to working different Nexu clients to help them with their marketing and communication needs.

William Corbett

William is a senior double majoring in design, arts and technology and communication with a minor in marketing communication. His interests include social media, marketing, video editing, graphic design, advertising and technology. William is eager to use his skills to help NEXU clients strengthen their

brand identity.

Katie Odell

Katie is a senior communication major with minors

in marketing communication and music.

She is a student athlete as a member of both the women’s cross country and track teams.

Just as her legs are always running, her mind is constantly spinning with creative ideas and solutions. Last semester, Katie completed a marketing internship at Wicked Sheets and participated in fundamental roles of operating a small business during unprecedented times. Her main contributions were creating a portfolio of Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest ads, designing press kits and launching both a physical and virtual warehouse sale. Beyond ad designing in Canva, Katie enjoys website design, logo creation, writing and copy editing. She looks forward to putting her skills to work for NEXU clients.

Grace Potts

Grace is a senior communication major in the early entry digital media graduate program at Bellarmine. She assists with TEDxBellarmineU social media marketing and recently completed two internships: one at LiveNation Entertainment and one with nonprofit I’m Changing the Narrative. She works in the Bellarmine University Registrar's Office and interns at the Bellarmine University Development Office. She plans to work in social media marketing and management after graduate school and will use her skills with NEXU clients.

Kelsi Daniels

Kelsi is a senior majoring in business administration and minoring in marketing communication. She has been a part of several campus organizations, including Ambassadors, Black Student Union, Women’s Club Volleyball and Academic Peer Coaches. She is looking forward to using her skills in social media marketing as well as using different creative platforms such as Canva, Adobe Spark and others on client projects. She also wants to gain more experience in video editing and website design.

John Klapheke

John is a senior Honors student double-majoring in design, art, technology and communication. An aspiring lawyer, he works with the TEDxBellarmineU team and is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. John has worked at the Bellarmine SuRF Center, has assisted as manager for the Bellarmine men's lacrosse team, and has served as president of the Bellarmine Photography Club and as a Student Government Association representative. John’s Bellarmine experiences also included a competitive internship for the LEGO Group, where he worked as a full-time designer in Billund, Denmark. In January 2020, John gave a TEDx talk about his design internship during the TEDxYouth@Highlands event.

Stacie Shain
NEXU Advisor

Bellarmine faculty member and NEXU adviser Stacie Shain is an award-winning communication professional with more than 20 years experience in public relations, corporate communication, advertising and journalism. Before she returned to teaching full time, Stacie was most recently the advertising and public affairs chief for the U.S. Army Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion and received the Recruiting Command's highest award in 2008 when she was named Program Specialist of the Year.