Alison Reeger Cook has joined the Office of Communications & Publications team as administrative assistant on the Gainesville campus. She will be responsible for all the administrative functions in the department as well as assisting with editing and proofreading publications, tracking and securing Brenau-branded merchandise and serving as the front desk person in Walters House for OC&P, External Relations and Alumni.
Cook, who lives in Gainesville, comes to Brenau from Peachtree Publishers in Atlanta, where she was conference coordinator and publishing assistant. She previously worked in the Gainesville area at Books-a-Million, Children’s Center for Hope and Healing and DS Waters/Crystal Springs in various customer service, administrative, fundraising support and writing/editing capacities.
She graduated with a distinction from the University of Iowa in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and theater arts. In addition to working as a biweekly book-review columnist and freelance reporter for The Times newspaper in Gainesville, she is author of the 2013 novel for young adults, The Scholar, the Sphinx, and the Shades of Nyx. Her short play, Sweeping the Clouds, was selected for a staged reading at the Essential Theater in Atlanta. Earlier, her short fantasy story, “The Saintly Stew,” was one of 24 finalists out of over 400 international entries for the Georgia Museum of Art’s Kress Project. She has received numerous first-place awards for writing contests in literary publications, including Writers’ Journal, Writers Digest and Toasted Cheese literary journal.
You can reach Reeger Cook at 770-534-6160 or ude.uanerb@kooc-regeera.