WMU News

Alumna joins Detroit area magazine staff

April 4, 2002

FERNDALE, Mich. -- WMU alumna Shirley A. Clemens has joined the staff of Big Idea Magazine, a Detroit-area publication for the communication arts, as events and public relations manager. In her new position, Clemens is responsible for planning and public relations for all special events, most notably Big Idea's annual Creative Expo.

Clemens has six years marketing communications and public relations experience, as well as a 14-year writing, editorial and desktop publishing background. Prior to joining Big Idea she worked on a General Motors Motorsports and Heritage account team at G-2 Communications of the Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and as marketing manager for Cadillac Coffee Company in Madison Heights, Mich. Clemens also previously served as a marketing coordinator for publisher Zephyr Press, Inc., of Tucson, Ariz.

Clemens earned a bachelor of arts degree in photography in 1993 and a second bachelor of arts in journalism in 1995, both from WMU. While a student, she was a four-year member of Western Herald staff, serving as both a photographer and writer. She resides in Harrison Township, Mich.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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