Dr. Kay L. Colley, who serves as Texas Wesleyan’s director of student media and student media faculty liaison, earned a doctor of philosophy degree in higher education from the University of North Texas in 2007. Colley holds a master’s degree in international journalism from Baylor University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M, as well as an associate’s of arts degree in journalism from Blinn College. Colley also teaches in the communication department and serves as communication department chair.
Prior to joining Texas Wesleyan University in 2008, Colley taught at five other Texas institutions including University of North Texas Health Science Center, University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, Texas A&M and Blinn College.
She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and made numerous conference presentations.
Her leadership positions include serving on the board of Fort Worth Society of Professional Journalists and Fort Worth International Association of Business Communicators. She is the current president of the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. She has advised student media for more than 20 years.
Hannah is a freshman mass communications major at Texas Wesleyan. She joined The Rambler in fall 2016 and works as a content producer. Hannah graduated top ten from Chisholm Trail High School in 2016. While in high school, Hannah helped to create the yearbook and newspaper and served as the yearbook’s editor-in-chief for three years and an editor for four. Hannah carries with her a passion for telling stories in all forms and came to Wesleyan in hopes of getting her degree and finding her dream job.
In her free time, she likes to read, draw, and catch up with friends and family. Hannah loves a good laugh and desires to capture many of those moments and more while working on The Rambler.
Grace Fisher is a senior pursuing a degree in marketing at Texas Wesleyan University. Grace graduated from Tarrant County College in 2012 with an associate of arts degree and transferred to Wesleyan in the Fall of 2015. She is a member of the Entrepreneur Club and Enactus at Texas Wesleyan. Grace works as the IMG Director for The Rambler. To Grace, the School of Business at Texas Wesleyan is something she enjoys at Wesleyan because of how intimate the classes are and how well you get to know your professors.
During her free time, Grace enjoys attending concerts, swimming, traveling, and relaxing.
Graduated South West high school in 2014, Hannah Lathen spent half a year at UNT and another two and a half years at TCC. During the time at TCC, Hannah was the south campus editor of “The Collegion,” the university’s newspaper. She transferred to Texas Wesleyan fall 2017, which would be her first semester as a Content Producer for The Rambler.
Hannah has a passion for writing, including creative writing and screen writing. She also loves music and going to concerts. Kanye West and One Direction are her favorite artists.
Dr. David A. Ferman, the Rambler Media Group advisor, earned a doctor of philosophy degree in mass communication from the University of Oklahoma in 2014. He earned his master’s degree from Texas Christian University in 2007. Before that, he was a reporter, critic, columnist and editor at a variety of Texas publications, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, and Parker County Today magazine. He has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Media and Religion, and is the author of Journalism in Ireland: How two Irish newspapers covered the 1960 presidential election of John F. Kennedy, which was published in 2007.
Dr. Ngozi Akinro gained her doctorate in Mass Communication and Media Arts from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. She has a master’s degree in Mass Communication- Radio-TV from Arkansas State University and bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. She teaches Digital Production, Media and Society and Audio and Video Production for Business. She has also taught Writing Across Platforms, Understanding Electronic Media and International Media Systems. Dr. Akinro has worked with television and radio stations in Nigeria and the United States. She has produced and hosted television and radio shows such as Cultural Perspectives and The Zee Show. She also produced and directed live stage shows and musicals. Her research interests include conflict management, terrorism and crisis coverage, human rights issues, social media, gender and race relations. She has published articles and book reviews in professional and peer reviewed research journals. Dr. Akinro enjoys writing, singing and cooking.
Shaydi Paramore wants to be a leader. A senior mass communication major, Shaydi, 21, enjoys her job as the editor-in-chief of the Rambler Media Group. She likes to educate people and lead them in a certain direction. Shaydi has a natural instinct for leadership. She spent the summer of 2017 as a correspondent for two East Texas newspapers, the Athens Daily Review and The Chandler & Brownsboro Statesman. After graduating in December, she plans to pursue a second bachelor’s degree, this time in theater education, at Texas A&M University-Commerce, to prepare for a career in theater education. She will marry her fiancée, Robert Clary, in October 2018.
In her free time, she enjoys collecting vinyl records and comic books, reading, and spending time at Half-Price Books, with Clary and her dogs, and taking naps.
Sachiko Jayaratne is a Senior mass communication major. She has been a part of the Rambler Media Group since the spring of 2014. She primarily works as the Director for Rambler TV. In her spare time she enjoys playing the guitar and making brief documentaries.
Karan Muns is a Junior mass communication major. She started college at Texas Wesleyan University in the Fall of 2015. She joined The Rambler in 2016 and writes about sports mainly football. She has been a Texas Wesleyan cheerleader since her freshman year, and has cheered for 16 years. She hopes to use her outgoing personality to become a public relations strategist and eventually own her own public relations firm.
She plans to graduate in December 2018.
With being over 8,900 miles from her home in Dalat, Vietnam, sophomore Tina Huynh is tackling her sophomore year with The Rambler. Even with taking 18 hours, and being a part of the Table Tennis team, Huynh is a content producer. When she manages to find free time, you can hear Huynh singing, playing her guitar or jamming out to Ed Sheeran in her dorm. You might also catch her chowing down to Vietnamese food or sleeping in her dorm. This mass communication major has a goal of graduating with a 4.0 which she will be working on this semester.