Jennifer Hughes

An experienced public relations, social media and book publishing professional, I revel in being the person behind the scenes shining the spotlight on others. I am a seasoned communications professional, who is experienced in writing talking points, press materials, press releases, and fact sheets; managing social media accounts on various social media channels and platforms; event planning and engaging in public relations efforts.

In 2012, I began studying digital film production and am proficient in writing scripts and shooting and editing films of all types and lengths.

In addition, I am a photographer whose photos have been published in numerous outlets, including Hispanic Network magazine and the Waterford Foundation's educational materials.
Ohio University Compass

OHIO Bobcat returns home to lead Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program

Ohio University alumna Margaux Cowden has a passion – a passion for deep, thoughtful conversations with students that make their faces brighten and open their minds to new ideas. She plans to have many such conversations with students as the new director of the Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program, one of Ohio University’s premier scholarship programs. “I’m really invested in student success and student mentoring. That produced a desire to be more involved in administration,” explained Cowden, who
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Wealth & Poverty Week brings experts and community together to discuss rural America

Rural America’s unique challenges and opportunities will be the topic of Ohio University’s Wealth and Poverty Week from February 3 – 10. Organized by the University’s Wealth and Poverty theme, one of several topical themes designed to provide ways for small groups of students and faculty to get involved in solving 21st century issues, Wealth & Poverty Week: Rural America will feature experts to discuss si
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OHIO contingent takes Ghana by storm dancing and playing instruments at AZÃ 2016

A group of 10 Ohio University students, alumni and faculty represented the University in mid-November during the second-annual AZÃ Celebration, a contemporary music and dance concert and symposium at the National Theater in Accra, Ghana. With an audience of several Ambassadors, traditional rulers and art fans from around the world, AZÃ organizers, The National Theatre of Ghana, The National Dance Company of Ghana
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University honors five faculty and administrators for their contributions to the enhancement of diversity and inclusion on campus

Ohio University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion presented five awards for diversity and inclusion excellence in higher education at the second annual new Faculty and Staff Multicultural Welcome Luncheon yesterday. The Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognize extraordinary commitment, outstanding service, and mentorship that enhance diversity and inclusion on the university campus, in th
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Faculty experts provide their top 7 health tips for students adjusting to college

Going to school away from home can often be a major adjustment for students, especially for those who often don’t think about their health as they focus on studying, making friends and creating new lives for themselves on a college campus. Health and wellness experts from Ohio University, Jane Balbo and Sarah Racine, have offered 7 health tips for students to make the adjustment to college successful. In addition to her roles of physician and professor, Jane Balbo works to educate others about
Blog post - Foster Care to Success

Be the Difference in Lives Of Students Who’ve Experienced Foster Care

You are the difference – the difference between being an overwhelmed, underprepared student starting college or a job training program and a successful student graduating with a plan. What makes the difference? Foster Care to Success (FC2S), its donors and volunteers are the dinner table conversation where parents relay important information to their children that youth in foster care miss. We are the phone call to a favorite high school teacher that a student in college makes asking for advice on how to pass a class. We are the doting aunt who sends the care package to her niece in school. We are the red scarf wrapped around a student’s neck like hug keeping her warm on a chilly evening.
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“It’s Not About How Smart You Are; It’s About How Disciplined You Are”: A Student Success Story

Classes don’t start until next week at Franklin University in Ohio, but Domonique Chapman is going through her course syllabi and working on assignments already. She wants to be prepared for the first day of classes and to make sure she knows in advance what questions she may have for her professors on the first day. After hearing this, you’re probably not surprised to hear that Domonique has held a 4.0 grade point average for the last five semesters and is working her way through graduate school on her way to getting a master’s degree in healthcare management. You may be surprised to hear that Domonique wasn’t always this way. In fact, she didn’t do as well in her first college classes and switched schools. How did Domonique make such a radical change to become a successful student?
Press Release - Society for Human Resource Management

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The majority of employers (77 percent) recruit job candidates via social networking websites, according to a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Released today at SHRM’s Talent Management Conference and Exposition at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, the survey found that the number of organizations using social networking sites to find and communicate with applicants jumped significantly from 2011 (56 percent) and 2008 (34 percent).
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Sara Rynes, the John F. Murray professor of management and organizations at the University of Iowa, won the $50,000 Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award, presented today by the Society for Human Resource Management’s Strategy Conference in Chicago. The Losey award, given by the boards of SHRM, the HR Certification Institute, and the SHRM Foundation, recognizes human resource professionals or researchers whose contributions significantly advance the field of human resource management. The award acknowledges major research accomplishments and helps fund future individual contributions to the field.