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Felicia Jordan






Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Master of Arts in Social Science, December 2011

Concentration: Public Administration and Political Science


Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Communications, December 2009

Major: Information

Minor: Public Relations


Work Experience:




Multimedia Specialist: Education Technology Center, Brooklet, GA 2010- 2011

  • Created How-To video guides for teachers
  • Produced content for grant teachers on the agency’s website
  • Researched the latest technology and software for teachers to use


Graduate Assistant Technician: Instructional Resources Center, Statesboro, GA 2008-2011

  • Resolved technical issues with software, computers, and equipment
  • Trained students and colleagues to use editing software and cameras


News Intern: 13WMAZ, Macon, GA            2011

  • Conducted interviews, wrote, shot, and edit video for newscasts
  • Cultivated content for station website and co-developed live productions


Multimedia Communications Department: Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA   2009

  • Assigned cameras and other equipment to students and faculty
  • Resolved technical issues with software, computers, and equipment
  • Designed programming for Northland Cable


Public Relations Research: Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA   2009

  • Analysis of  Tourism inSavannahGeorgia


Eagle Entertainment: Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA   2005-2006

  • Created promotional plans for events, shows, and trips


Program Evaluation: Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, 2010

  •    Analyzed Boys and Girls Club Education and Career program
  • Designed programming for youth leadership



Technical Skills:


  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint , Publisher, & Excel)
  • Social Network (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Bebo, My Space)
  • Abode Products (Premiere, CS4, Photoshop, Indesign, & Audition)
  • SPSS
  • Sony Digital Camera
  • Video Editing (Movie Maker, iMovie, Avid News Cutter)
  • Web Formatting (HTML,XTML,CSS,JavaScript)
  • MAC and PC


Activities & Accomplishments:



  • Boys and Girls ClubMentorProgram
  • GeorgiaSouthern University Student Employee of the Year Nominee
  • Southeastern Regional Educational Technology Showcase committee
  • Voices in Ministry Choir


Relevant Coursework:


  • Public and Nonprofit Strategic Management (Graduate Level)
  • Program Evaluation (Graduate Level)
  • Principles of Marketing/Advertising
  • Web Development
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Corporate Public Relations
  • Public Management and Leadership (Graduate Level)
  • Grant Development (Graduate Level)
  • Photography I

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Splash in the Boro

The Definition of A Women


1. the female human being (distinguished from man ).
2. an adult female person.
3. a female attendant to a lady of rank.
4. a wife.
5. the nature, characteristics, or feelings often attributed to women; womanliness.
6. a sweetheart or paramour; mistress.
7. a female employee or representative: A woman from the real estate agency called.
8. a female person who cleans house, cooks, etc.; housekeeper: The woman will be in to clean today.
9. women collectively: Woman is no longer subordinate to man.

–verb (used with object)

10. to put into the company of a woman.
11. to equip or staff with women.
12. Obsolete. to cause to act or yield like a woman.


13. of women; womanly.
14. female: a woman plumber.


15. be one’s own woman, (of females) to be free from restrictions, control, or dictatorial influence; be independent.

Webster Dictionary says:

A. an adult female                                                                          

B.) a woman belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation) —usually used in combination

In order to understand what it means to be an African American Woman, one must understand what it means to be a woman. I took a look at several definitions of the word woman. If I were to sum up in one word what a woman is to me it would be maturity. In my eyes a woman is truly defined by her level of maturity.

Rose DesRochers had a unique perspective of defining today’s definition of woman:

“Being Today’s Woman should mean that you can make a contribution to humanity, as a whole. It should be about finding your passion in life and embracing it with determination, and being dependant upon yourself, and no one else. Today’s Woman has more than equal rights and yet she still wants more. She wants to have her cake and eat it too. Come on, you have to admit that the feminist way of thinking is pretty much biased. She wants the same rights as man but has no trouble accepting a few favors because she has breasts and ovaries.”

For decades the back woman has dealt with the issues surrounding her hair. “Hair Still Matters” and the article “Black Hair, Still Tangled In Politics” both stress how society insists what the black woman should look like and if you do not conform then you’re a rebel.  Ingrid Banks, author of ‘Hair Still Matters’, talks about how hair matters for women of  color in profound ways. Though differences arise in different cultures, for women, hair is never simply arrested within the aesthetic. Femininity is defined often by the length of a woman’s hair. The less hair a woman has on her head the more she is deemed less femininity.  In Black Hair, Still Tangled In Politics, author Catherine Saint Louis revels the most woman find themselves on a quest to get “good hair” which often means transforming one’s tightly coiled roots as a means of being more acceptable to relatives and quote on quote “Caucasian establishment.”  ”For black women, you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t,” said Ingrid Banks, an associate professor of black studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

From a young age,  black women across the nation are taken to the salon by their parents or gardens to get their hair chemically relaxed. I remember my first experience to the beauty shop. My mom said she no longer had time to deal with my long thick hair. So at the tender age of 5 years old I went to get my first relaxer or perm as the sometimes call it. It was considered one of my steps to being a big girl like my sisters and cousins.


Hair Still Matters and Black Hair, Still Tangled in Politics hit home with me on so many level as a young African American Woman growing up in the South. First and foremost I am what some people would call a pageant girl. I have competed in pageants on and off since the age of 12. My mother did not force me into this world I want to be apart of pageants because it allowed me to meet people outside of my small town and to get me out of my shell. I was also very fascinated with the pretty dress, crowns, and money you could win. Even though I was a tomboy in my early youth, this highly criticized world of beauty was dazzling. My competitive nature enjoys the competiveness but after reading these articles I have question my own links that I have gone through to get the crown. Winning is addictive.  I would never cut my hair because I though it would hurt my chances of winning. I have even thought about dyeing my hair a lighter color to make me look more appealing. In order to get pageant look, you have to have to perfect hair for the perfect dress. Shaya Rudd wore a weave in her hair because she thought she would have a better shot at winning the Miss America crown. Rudd reflection of her hair as she competed for the crown of Miss America is the voice of many women competing in pageants. Going natural would not get me the crown unless I was in a natural pageant or a pageant specifically for black people.  I know you ask, then why do them. The scholarship money provided to contestants helps me pay for college. My parents can’t afford to pay my way through college. The Miss America organization is the leading provider of scholarship for women. I have the opportunity to win $250-$10,000+ and one does not have to win to receive scholarships. Lots of young ladies place as a runners-up or win preliminary awards. The awards are in the form of scholarships. So yes I will do what it takes to win by my own standards. But I will not pay an arm and a leg for a gown that cost more than my rent. Some girls pay thousands of dollars for a dress, accessories, hair, nail, etc.

Outside of the pageant world, I wanted long hair because I know so many black women who want long hair but can’t because their hair breaks all the time. So it’s for those women I grow my hair out for. With short hair, women often find themselves being judged by society. As a young woman with long hair, I am often questioned if my hair is real. I constantly have to prove that I have natural long hair and that is not fair. Other women of different ethnic backgrounds are not questioned if their long hair is theirs. Why should I be questioned?  I am often looked at by other women as being one of those girls who thinks she is “all that” because I have long hair or I’m being white because my hair is relaxed. Being light skin doesn’t help either. No matter how I look at it, I’m being judged.

Eating disorders is not just a white thing, an Asian thing or a yellow thing. Despite stereotypical thinking of African Americans and Latino women that indicate such behavior does not exist in these communities. Many women of color struggle with eating problems and when diagnosed, the problem is severe due to extended processes of starvation as well as binging prior to intervention. Researchers believe that eating disorders in the black community arise from struggling with “simultaneity of oppression,” the stress of being undervalued and overburdened. Becky Wangsgaard Thompson in “A Way Outa No Way’: Eating Problems Among African-American, Latina, and White Women” found that the range of traumas the women in the study associated with origins of their eating problems, including racism, sexual abuse, proverty, sexism emotional or physical abuse, heterosexism, class, sexuality or nationality. “Between one-third and two-thirds of women develop eating problems as a result of abuse.” (Root and Fallon 1988). Victims deal with assaults by binging and purging. For many women their body is the one thing that they can control in their life and food was something they could trust. One participant in Thompson’s interview felt her body was the only thing she had left and felt momentary reprieve from her worries when eating. (2007) “I am here, (in my body) ‘cause there is no where else for me to go. Where am I going to go? This is all I got…..”stated interviewee Yolanda . (Thompson 2007)


Another interview says she remembered her grandmother telling her she would never be as pretty as her cousins because they were lighter skinned and her father insisted that she and her mother should be thinner as their class status changed. For some African American women eating is the way to meeting social responsibilities and superficially taking care of oneself according to Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant author of Strong and Large Black Women?  Exploring Relationships between Deviant Womanhood and weight. Studies have show that African-American women define and idealize the preferred weight in order to meet the approval of the men in their lives.


1. Connecting: Tell me about your self

I want to learn more about the people who enter the site. When participating in social media I strive to connect with people within my profession and students across the U.S and world.  

2. Follow, add, friend: [Hello to all of My People]

Each person will receive notification that he or she has a friend request. It will be up to that person whether or not the invitation is accepted. I embrace everyone; unless I feel you are a stocker. I enjoy meeting new people, especially those within my major of public relations. In some networks like Myspace, I am more choosey because the network is so big and it is open to everyone and their brother.  I prefer to only add friends who I personally know.

3. Privacy, boundaries and safety: [Sorry guys! There are Something you just don’t need to Know]

Personally, I am one of those people who only give out information that is necessary. I am a very private person and do not like it when people get in my business. If an individual truly know me, then they that will see that side of me that others will not see. Some things should not be placed on a social network site i.e. pictures of people getting drink. I have privacy setting on my Facebook page.  

4. Signal to noise: [It Depends]

For the most part, signals do not bother me because I usual don’t pay any attention to them unless some thing catches my eye. However, I do not like it when others call people out because they disagree or do not like someone. If you have a beef with someone, be a man or woman and tell this person to their face or in a personal message. Another pet-peeve I have is with people who gossip on social network sites. That’s just childish!

5. Personal data and sharing: [Making the Right Connections]

Like I stated earlier, I really enjoy meeting new people. I would love to connect with individual who are or have an interest in public relations, broadcasting, and meteorology. After graduating, from Georgia Southern I plan to obtain a degree in meteorology. I have some questions about finding the right school for me to pursuing the degree. Also, I would like to interact with people who have an interest in pageants, coin collecting, and photography. I have been collecting all types of coins since elementary school. My oldest coin dates back to 1913 and my 50 state quarter collection is one coin away from being complete. Where are you Hawaii?

6. My networking needs and uses: [And Then There was One]

I am a part of social network sites Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Linked-In. But there is only one site that I check frequently and that’s Facebook. All of my friends are on Facebook and I use it for business purposes as well. I like Twitter but I don’t have time for it anymore. I can’t even remember the last time I checked my Myspace. Linked-In is the newest site I have added myself too. So, I am still trying to figure that one out!

7. Think Before You Type & Send

Networks are an incredible tool to use but one must be aware that your words can come back to haunt you. Be professional and mindful of the information you put out. Depending on which network you are part of your actions can be seen by the rest of the world. Once it is out there it is out there! Proofread! Proofread! Proofread! Get other people to read it too. Spelling and Grammar check is only as good as the person using it.