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.
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Audrie is a communication major with minors in history and political science. She has held several leadership positions on campus including the vice president of public relations for the Student Government Association and senior resident assistant for the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Audrie has worked for the Governor’s Scholars Program for two summers as the communication coordinator. She has interests in content development, public relations and event planning. Audrie looks forward to using her skills to serve NEXU.
Blaire is a senior studying communication and marketing communication. In the summer of 2019, she interned with St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities doing marketing research. She is interning this Spring with Tandem Public Relations. Her volunteer experience includes The Arrow Fund, Best Friends Animal Society and Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Through these experiences, Blaire has learned how to speak and write professionally, lead a team and practice good time management. She is excited to work with her team to provide quality service to her NEXU clients.
Alesha is a communication major and marketing communication minor. She is a development intern at Louisville Youth Group. She previously held positions as a special events intern and health strategies intern at the American Heart Association. Alesha received the Live.Work.Lead.Serve. grant to intern with non-profit organizations this past summer. She also received the Professional Excellence Award for her work as an intern in both positions at the American Heart Association. On campus, Alesha is president of Alpha Phi Omega (Bellarmine’s service fraternity) and is a member of Bellarmine Ambassadors. She has been PR chair for Alpha Phi Omega and a member of Bellarmine Orientation Team. These experiences have allowed her to grow into a leader and to be prepared for any situation. Alesha is excited to serve NEXU clients with her creativity, strategic planning and marketing strengths.
Monica is majoring in political science with minors in marketing communication and peace studies. She is pursuing in her masters of digital media communication in Bellarmine’s five-year dual credit program. Her experiences are drawn from internships in Louisville and in New York City. At Bellarmine she has been a campus tour guide, a hall host, a member of Bellarmine Ambassador and a member of the service trip to Guatemala. Through these experiences she has developed communication skills and an ability to work well within teams. Monica is excited to begin working with clients and broadening her knowledge of communications and marketing.
Sam is a business administration major with a minor in marketing communications. She is working on getting her real estate license and hopes to be a full-time agent by the time she graduates in 2021. Sam is the Student Director of the Bellarmine University Dance Marathon, which raises money for Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville. Through this experience, she has developed skills in leadership, communication, organization and professionalism. Sam hopes to use these skills to assist her team and NEXU clients.
Drew is a Louisville native majoring in communications and minoring in marketing communication and digital media. He is also a member of the men’s soccer team at Bellarmine and has served as the team captain for the past two years, a role that has helped him develop leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. He also serves as the community outreach coordinator for Bellarmine’s Camp Kesem chapter, a non-profit dedicated to creating support groups and activities for kids affected by their parent’s or guardian’s cancer battles. Drew has served in previous sales and advertising operations roles through internships with Oxmoor Auto Group and El Toro.com, respectively. His interests including digital advertising, graphic design and digital branding. Drew looks forward to helping NEXU clients build a brand they are confident in and effectively reach their audiences.
Jake is a double major in communications and sports administration with a minor in marketing communication. This past summer, he interned with Whayne Supply as the marketing intern. Last year, he worked as an intern in for the Bellarmine Athletics. He involved in multiple organizations on campus, including a being a member of the track team, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Knights Nation, Omicron Delta Kappa and the Bellarmine Society. Through his experiences, he has developed exceptional skills in leadership and communication. He looks forward to working with a variety of companies and organizations during his time with NEXU.
Connor is a business administration major with a minor in marketing communications. This past summer, Connor completed a promotions internship with the Louisville Bats, a AAA baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. During his summer internship experience, Connor developed skills in time management and leadership, as well as communication and teamwork skills. He looks forward to working with his team and developing new skills through NEXU.
Trey is a communication major with minors in marketing communications and political science. He has held several leadership positions on campus, including Student Government Association president, travel coordinator for the Bellarmine Mock Trial program, and chief of staff for the Black Student Union. He has interests in social media, marketing and event planning. Trey looks forward to using his skills to serve NEXU clients.
Jack Sintic is a communication major with minors in marketing communications and history. He is involved in several organizations on campus including club soccer, club rugby, Ambassadors and is a tour guide for the university. Jack also has prior videography experience and has participated in a number of short film festivals throughout high school and college. All of these experiences have helped develop Jack’s leadership skills and he hopes to apply these skills in his work with NEXU clients
Heather is a communication major with minors in marketing communication and business administration. Heather works as an intern at GE Appliances, working in marketing and event management for their learning and development team. This past summer, she interned with Genscape Inc. as the public relations and communications intern, and last year she worked as a marketing intern for 502 Fit Pass. She is involved in multiple organizations on campus, including being a member and captain of the field hockey team, Student Athlete Advisory Committee and Knights Nation. These opportunities have helped shape her professional development and have assisted in developing skills in marketing, social media, leadership and teamwork. Heather hopes to bring fresh ideas and creativity to the NEXU clients to bring their project visions to life.
Christopher is a communication major with a minor in marketing communication. Over the last three years, he has held leadership roles within the Pioneer Scholars Program, serving as a peer mentor and as a member of leadership team. He also works closely with the Bellarmine University Office of Graduate Admission as a student worker. He is an intern this semester at The Center for Women and Families as a marketing and communications intern. He hopes to use the skills he has learned both in and out of the classroom to be an integral asset to his NEXU team and its clients.
Leah double majors 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 she also compiled Bellarmine’s 2019 yearbook, The Lance. She recently completed an internship with the Louisville Metro Police Foundation. She has interests in graphic design, writing, social media and fine arts.
Storm is a communication major with minors in business and marketing communication. She is a member of Bellarmine’s field hockey team. Storm recently completed a marketing and social media internship with Hutchinson Consulting. Through field hockey and her internship she has developed skills in leadership, communication, teamwork and marketing. Storm has interests in sales and marketing. This semester she plans to share her skills with her NEXU team and to clients.
Jacob is a business administration major with a minor in marketing communications. Jacob is a senior on the Bellarmine University baseball team, and having played sports his whole life, he knows the importance of teamwork when it comes to completing a task. Jacob loves advertising and creating something that a company can functionally use for a campaign. In the fall, Jacob interned with Extended Field Force, compiling market research and helped point the company in new directions. Jacob understands the needs of a client and he looks forward to working with NEXU.
Brian is a communications major with minor in marketing communications. He is also a member of the Bellarmine University’s men’s cross country and track team. Along with cross country and track, Brian is a part of Student- Athlete Advisory Committee at Bellarmine. Through being a student-athlete, he has learned the importance of consistency and time management, as well as, developed his leadership and teamwork skills. Brian has also served as a Week of Welcome orientation leader. This organization helps incoming first years have a successful transition into college life, by providing mentoring throughout the completion of the school year, and through organizing a retreat to further help develop relationships with one another. For the past two summers, Brian interned with Omega Processing Solutions, a small credit card processing company, in their sales, tech, and relationship management departments. This internship helped develop his analytical, problem solving, and organization skills. Brian is looking forward to applying his array of skills while working with the NEXU clients, by creating a collaborative environment to further help build emerging brands
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.