2014-2015 Glomerata Editorial Staff
Caton is a junior from Andalusia, Alabama. He is a 2012 graduate of Andalusia High School and is currently pursuing a degree in Biomedical Sciences-Pre-Pharmacy. Caton was the editor-in-chief of The Memolusia at AHS. He joined The Glomerata staff as a freshman in the fall of 2012 and served on the staff as the people editor for two years before becoming editor-in-chief. In addition to the Glom, Caton is an SOS orientation leader for the First Year Experience Office as well as the social chairmen and executive committee member for the Legacy Brotherhood Social Fraternity.
Jenny Melnick is a senior from Coronado, California studying English Literature and Spanish. She graduated from Coronado High School in 2011, where she wrote for the Islander newspaper and was the editor-in-chief of the Beachcomber yearbook. She first joined general staff in 2012, then served as campus life editor before becoming the managing editor. In addition to working on the Glom, she is the scholarship director for her social sorority, is active in her church community, and works at the Recreation and Wellness Center. She hopes to pursue a career in teaching English at the high school level after graduation.
Caroline Barr is a senior from Huntsville, Alabama majoring in English/Creative Writing and minoring in Journalism and is an all-around lover of words . This is her first year on the Glomerata staff and is looking forward to expanding her editing skills as the publication's copy editor. With plans to one-day work in the publishing industry, she is also a student editor for the Auburn University Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship and the director of writing projects for the English Club.
Jade Nipper is currently a junior in the study of Graphic Design. She grew up in Monroeville, Alabama. Her love of photography led her to the Glomerata's photography staff. She is now one of two editors on the Glom's photography staff.
Mason Wishum is a sophomore majoring in Software Engineering from Andalusia, Alabama. He has previously served on photography staff and now serves as photography editor. As Photo Editor he will not only be responsible for taking pictures of notable events but organizing and editing those pictures. One of Mason’s favorite quotes is: “The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.” – H.G. Wells.
Will Givan is a senior from Helena, Alabama majoring in Business Management, while also seeking a minor in Political Science. As editor of the academics section, he ensures that the colleges within Auburn University are all displayed to their fullest potential. Following work as a general staff writer for the academics section, Givan sought a position as a section editor. The Glomerata is representative of the Auburn Family, and being a member of the staff allows him to give back to the school.
Amanda has been on staff for two years now, and is currently working on her third. Her first year on staff she was co-greek editor, this past year and current year she will be working as the athletics editor. She came to Auburn from Birmingham, Alabama, and is studying Business and minoring in Business Engineering Technology. Amanda has a passion for sports whether its football, baseball, basketball, or soccer. If she isn’t found in the student center or on her sorority hall, she is probably at some sporting event. She enjoys Ben and Jerry’s ice cream (her favorite is half baked, you should try it), photography, watching How I Met Your Mother and working out. She encourages everyone to work hard, play hard, and balance.
William Robinson is a native of Cullman, Alabama and an Aerospace Engineering undergrad. He has survived a cruise ship crash, a fire ant attack, and his mother's increasingly desperate attempts to get him to clean his apartment. He enjoys long walks on the beach, piña coladas in the rain, and a multitude of burritos. He tells it like it is and enjoys good sarcasm with strangers. You can follow him on twitter @dangerwrobinson and on Instagram @warobinson, or not, your choice.
Melissa is originally from Canada, but she graduated high school in Troy, Alabama (and no she does not say "Eh” frequently, though she has been compared to Robin Scherbatsky more than once). This will be Melissa's second year as the greeks editor for the Glomerata. She loves getting to sort through the different organizations photos and captions, because they reflect the unique personality of each chapter. She is majoring in Apparel Merchandising with a minor in Spanish, and she would love to be the stylist for ESPN at some point in her career, because, dear God, they need a new one. Her obsession with Nelly has been called ridiculous, but she continues to stand beside the world's greatest rapper because Country Grammar will forever and always be the greatest album ever produced.
Elizabeth Walker is starting her masters in Sociology this year after graduating last year from Auburn with concurrent BA degrees in Sociology and in Psychology. She has worked on the Glomerata staff for the past two years, holding positions of academics writer then becoming the academics section editor. This year, she is proud to serve as the organizations editor. Along with being a GTA in graduate school, she concentrating on cyber intelligence analysis and learning Arabic with plans of joining a federal agency as an analyst upon graduation. In her free time, Elizabeth indulges in her passion of running anything from marathons, obstacle-mud runs like the Spartan Races, to triathlons. She also practices Martial Arts in hopes of using those skills to aid her in becoming a special agent one day.
Cody is a junior (it’s complicated, so we’ll just leave it at that) from the mighty metropolis known as Huntsville, Alabama and is majoring in chemical engineering. Aside from being a huge fan of our own Tigers and an average size fan of the Baltimore Ravens (they’re named after a poem, so why not?), he spends most of his free time with the Glom, WEGL and that grandest of service fraternities on our magnificent campus, Alpha Phi Omega (that’s right, not only is he intelligent, he has a radio-ready voice and likes helping people. Just all around a great guy [not to mention how unspeakably humble he is]). He has been a member of the people section general staff with the Glom for the past two years, and is looking forward to being the most handsome editor the people section has ever seen this year.