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 sophomore mass communication major at Texas Wesleyan. She joined The Rambler in fall 2016 and worked as a content producer. Now she is the editor-in-chief of The Rambler. 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.
This year as editor-In-chief, Hannah wants to work on becoming a better leader, a good communicator, and for The Rambler to print and post excellent work.
Tina Huynh is woman on a mission. After traveling to Wesleyan from her hometown Dalat,Vietnam in July of 2016, Huynh, a sophomore mass communication major, is now the Rambler TV Director. Rambler TV is a way she expresses her passion for photography and shooting and editing videos.
When Huynh doesn’t have a camera in her hand, she trades it for a table tennis paddle. Table tennis is the reason Huynh came to Texas Wesleyan and she has been playing for 11 years.
In her spare time, Huynh enjoys jamming out to her favorite artists, including Drake, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. You can often catch her singing and dancing along to their music.
Another strong passion of Huynh’s is traveling. This past winter she visited Las Vegas, Nevada, New York City and Mexico City. Since coming to the United States she has also traveled to Los Angeles, California, Sedona, Arizona, Washington State, Idaho and Wisconsin.
To keep up with Huynh and her many adventures check out her instagrams @theonedayjourney and @tinahanhuynh.
Huynh said her motto is to always follow your dreams no matter how hard they are.
Hannah Lathen is a young, aspiring journalist working on her junior year at Texas Wesleyan. Born and raised in Texas, Lathen spent half a year at the University of North Texas and another two and a half years at Tarrant County College, where she was the campus reporter and managing editor for The Collegian. Lathen’s goal for the semester is to write more stories that provide an impact, stories that reach a lot of people and “make a difference.” Her favorite thing about being a journalist is being able to tell and share stories. Most of Lathen’s free time is spent on her two favorite hobbies: makeup and concerts. If given a super power, she would choose the ability to fly. Lathen’s favorite quote is “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” by Nelson Mandela.
Sam Bastien is a senior at Texas Wesleyan University pursuing a degree in mass communication. Sam grew up in a small town in the heart of Northern California and found herself in Fort Worth, Texas the summer of 2014 when she was given an athletic scholarship to play softball for the Lady Rams. Sam is the vice president of International Association of Business Communicators, an on-campus organization, as well as a tour guide for the Golden Rams. Currently, Sam works as the account executive for Rambler Media.
Sam hopes to pursue a career in public relations with a focus on political PR after graduating in May 2018.
Jared Rabye is senior mass communication major returning to The Rambler as social media editor after serving as a content producer during the 2015-2016 academic year. While on his year off, he interned as Mass Communication Department Chair Dr. Kay Colley’s student assistant, building his social media management experience.
Jared plans to graduate this spring and pursue a career in public relations. He enjoys writing press releases for their simplicity and fast-paced production. Jared hopes to keep the website in top condition this semester and make it better than ever before.
Alpha Diallo is a freshman mass communication major. Diallo is from South Africa. He chose mass communication as his major because it allows him to study more than one way of telling stories. Diallo hopes to use his personality to get into broadcast journalism and eventually have his own talk show.
In Diallo’s spare time he enjoys music, making abstract films and playing video games. Spring 2018 is his first semester as a content producer. He’s excited for the experience shooting for Ram TV will bring him. He plans to graduate in May 2021.
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.
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.