“APSU has continuously challenged and pushed me to become the person I am today.”
Major: Communication graduate student
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Involvement: Editor-in-Chief of The All State, Social Media and Marketing Assistant at the Wilbur
N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, Public Relations Student Society of America
Since 2009, Celeste Malone has been an active Twitter user. From watching live broadcasts to simply tweeting, there is always something for her to explore.
This summer, the APSU communication graduate student used her Twitter and news reporting skills for Periscope — a Twitter subsidiary — as an editorial intern in San Francisco, California. She was selected out of 65,000 applications for the position.
“Twitter has definitely played a major role within my jobs on campus,” Malone said. “I have used it to follow interesting stories for The All State, and as a way to find interesting topics to discuss in the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center.”
Malone previously served as editor-in-chief of The All State, student newspaper, as well as graduate assistant for the African American Cultural Center. She had been editor-in-chief since fall 2016, and The All State and student staff earned almost 40 awards at state, regional and national competitions during her time.
Malone is currently working toward her Master of Arts degree in Marketing Communication from the communication department.
“In my social media classes I teach students that they need to think about social media seriously,” Robert Baron, assistant professor of communication, said. “Celeste serves as a great example of what happens when someone does just that. I’m already trying to book her as a guest lecturer for my fall 2018 social media classes.”
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Malone was also recently selected by the APSU Board of Trustees to serve as the 2018-19 student representative.
“APSU has continuously challenged and pushed me to become the person I am today,” she said. “I am truly humbled and honored to represent this campus, The All State, The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center and the APSU Communication Department to the best of my ability.”