Alison Reeger Cook, administrative editor, writer and office manager in the Office of Communications & Publication, will lead a focused discussion Monday, Feb. 12, at the CASE District III Annual Conference in Atlanta.
CASE, or the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. Reeger Cook’s focused discussion is titled “Finding Your Voice: How Introverts Can Survive Working in Communications.”
Reeger Cook said introverts like herself can have a hard time finding their voice in a communications department and may feel daunted to share their ideas. When your job is all about communicating, what do you do?
She will share techniques, tactics and tips to answer that question. One example is “to listen,” she said. “While extroverts may be praised for being outspoken, listening is the other half of the conversation. Good leaders listen to others, take time to think about issues and then work alongside others to come to a resolution.”
A native of Riverside, Illinois, Reeger Cook earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and theater arts from the University of Iowa and is currently enrolled in Brenau’s Master of Science in organizational leadership program.
Perhaps most interestingly, she is author of the young-adult book series “The Scholar and the Sphinx” as well as the “The Scale Seekers” series, the next of which is expected to be released in early 2018. She also has short stories published in the anthology “The Kress Project” from the Georgia Museum of Art, and the fairy-tale collection “Willow Weep No More” from Tenebris Books.
We applaud Alison for her great work representing Brenau both at CASE and throughout the community!