AIC Yellow Jacket

2016-2017 Staff

Mary Ellen Lowney

I am Assistant Professor and Chair of the Communication Department at American International College. Prior to this, I was a long-time reporter at The Springfield Republican newspaper. I specialize in journalism, especially new...

Robby Ollari

Hi, I'm Robby Ollari and I'm the Editor-in-Chief of the Yellow Jacket. I'm a senior Communication major and Sports & Recreation Management minor from Enfield, Conn. This is my third year as YJ Editor, and every second of it...

Jazmine Baehr

Hello! My name is Jazmine Baehr (most famously know around campus as Jazzy Jaz). I am a senior Sociology major with minors in Marketing, Political Science ,and Social Advocacy. I’m originally from Northwestern Connecticut. I...

Zach Bednarczyk

Hi everyone! My name is Zach Bednarczyk, and I am a senior here at AIC. I am currently a Communication major, and I have just declared that major as of last year. I don’t live far away, I live in the town acrossthe bridge: ...

Jessica Callahan

My name is Jessica Callahan and I am a senior here at AIC. I am from Enfield, Connecticut and have interests in communications and economics. I spend a lot of my time at school, or at one of my two jobs. When I am not at sch...

Nadia Ciubotaru

Nadia Ciubotaru is a senior at AIC majoring in Communication. Besides writing, she loves to travel.

Kayla Clark

I was born in Samoa but raised in Tacoma, Washington. I've always been an athlete participating in all sports that came across me however the sport that I stuck with is rugby, and I play for AIC. I'm a very outgoing social person...

Angie Gheen

I am a senior in the Physical Therapy Program, with interests in Psychology and Journalism. I am from Wilbraham, MA and love to keep myself busy. I work at Krazy Jake's almost all weekends, but I love spending my free time with...

Devonte' Dillion

My name is Devonte' Dillion, from Windsor, CT. Majoring in Communications, plan on someday working for ESPN either broadcasting or filming. I enjoy playing football and making people laugh.

Kyle Kazukynas

Kyle Kazukynas is a senior at AIC who has an eye for art and commentary. He is the Staff Artist for the Yellow Jacket.

Dahlia Cruz

Dahlia Cruz is a senior at AIC, majoring in Communications. Unsure of what career path she will take, she plans on continuing to graduate school. Dahlia works with youth and young adults at the Center for Human Development. She...

Ketirah Felder-Hogan

Hi! My name is Ketirah Felder-Hogan. I am from Bronx, New York. I am currently a junior here at AIC. I love to read and write my own stories!

Allison Gavin

I am a senior majoring in Communications with a minor in Marketing. I am from Bristol, CT. Along with journalism, I have an interest with advertising and event planning. I am the President of the AIC Lions Club chapter. I am...

Shaneisha Jones

Hello all! I am a senior here AIC. I am from Hartford, CT. I am a political science major, along with a minor in marketing.  I am an aspiring corporate lawyer. I enjoy riding horses and listening to music. ...

Brian Maurer

Hello! My name is Brian Maurer. I am currently a junior at AIC. I am from New York City, and I'm majoring in Communications. I'm so excited to be a part of the Yellow Jacket Newspaper team. One of my biggest interests is writing,...

Jennifer Pallazola

My name is Jennifer Lynne Pallazola, a senior here at American International College enrolled in the English BA program while aspiring to double major in communications. I have a passion for photography and hope to one day main...

Thaleeza Saenz-Flores

Hello ~ My name is Thaleeza Saenz-Flores (pronounced as Tah-lee-sa). Born and raised in Springfield, MA. I am an English major following with an Education major. My passion and interests are mainly drawing, painting, writing,...

Patrick Thompson

 My name is Patrick Thompson. I am from Jamaica but I have been living in Brooklyn, New York the past seven years of my life. My interest is Communication. I like to watch movies and work on my phone. I run track. My goal is to make sure I get m...

Shalayna Burris

My name is Shalayna Burris, I am a freshman here at AIC from Springfield Massachusetts.  My interests involve a combination of different things, from writing and singing my own music to just writing poetry. I also am very athl...

Matthew Robidoux

 My name is Matthew Robidoux, I'm from Cheshire, Connecticut. I am majoring in Communication and plan to someday work for ESPN. I am also a face-off midfielder on the lacrosse team. My interests include country music, hockey...

Anthony Appleton

I am from Brooklyn, New York but I was raised in Atlanta Georgia. I moved to Georgia when I was 5 and lived there until I was 16. I began to play football when I was 10 years old and I haven’t stopped since. I play football...

Bobby Bishop

I’m Bobby Bishop and a Criminal Justice Major. I’m a Junior who recently transferred from Holyoke Community College and I’m from South Hadley, MA. I enjoy sports, mostly football, and hanging out with my friends.

Daniel Frawley

Hello AIC, I'm Daniel Frawley. I'm currently a freshman, and I play baseball. I'm from Syracuse, New York.  I am a New Media Marketing major. I aspire to be the Yellow Jackets Super-Fan, you'll see me at all the sporting events....

John O'Donnell

My name is John O'Donnell, I am a freshman at AIC studying communications. I've played baseball my entire life and I'm continuing at the college level here. I enjoy going to Maine on annual family vacations; hiking, kayaking and ...

Shiane Wilkins

I am Shiane Wilkins, I am from Suffield, Conneticut. It is a small town near Enfield, Conneticut. My hobbies are drawing anime,video gaming, singing,and making videos on YouTube. This hobbies I do helped me in my choice a major...

John Nordell

John Nordell is a professor of photography and the visual and digital arts at American International College. He loves working with students, and has a passion for teaching in an artistic manner.

Anthony Purge

My name is Anthony Purge, from Old Bridge, New Jersey. I am a Communication major. My goal is to one day be a sports broadcaster for ESPN or NFL Network. My interest include football, basketball, and telling jokes. I enjoy making...

Jayson Gardener

Hello my name is Jayson Gardener and I am from Hartford, Connecticut. I play football for the school and sports are a big interest for me. I also enjoy weight lifting, video games, listening to music, and of course eating. I...

Vincent Weldon

Hi, my name is Vincent Weldon I’m an 18-year-old and a freshman at American International College. I was born in Springfield Massachusetts and currently still a resident here. Some interesting things about me is that I lik...

Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth Baker is a student at American International College who loves reporting and writing news stories.

Sal Harold

My name is Sal Harold. I am a Communications Major from Los Angeles, CA. My interests include music, football (how bout dem cowboys!), good movies, and wrestling.

Tyra Simmons

My name is Tyra Simmons I'm from Queens, NY born and raised. I am a Sociology major whose goal is to get into journalism, it is my passion. My interests are video games, technology, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Mountain Dew. I...

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