Resume

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Derek B. Gayle
derekbgayle@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science with Honors
Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA         Graduation: May 2011
GPA: 3.46     Major: English     Minors: Journalism, Film Studies, History

Honors and Awards: 2011 David Trent English Award Recipient • Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honors Society Member • 1st Place Arts and Humanities Winner, 2009 Writing Center Contest • 2008 Douglas W. Foard Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Book Award Recipient • Randolph-Macon Presidential Scholar • Dean’s List 2008-2011

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Care Coordinator                                                                               January 2013 – Present
Bon Secours Health System

  • Point of contact for practices in the Care Coordination program, including the Bon Secours Neurology Clinic and OrthoVA.
  • Schedule patients, oversee insurance authorization process, and answer any questions from patients and practices.

Box Office Associate                                                                             June 2011 – Present
Virginia Repertory Theatre

  • Manage subscriptions and general ticket sales for VA Rep (formerly Barksdale/Theatre IV) productions at the three theater locations
  • Handle customer relations and solve problems with patrons during productions

Co-Founder and Web Master                                            February 2013 – September 2014
Three-Penny Theatre, The Gayton Kirk

  • Co-created, wrote, directed, and acted in low-cost theatre entertainment for low-income households.
  • Managed web content, press releases, social media, and advertising for the season and shows.

Research Assistant                                                                             July 2011 – April 2012
Interactive, Inc.

  • Copy edited and performed additional background research for company proposals and reports
  • Assisted with basic office management, data entry and secretarial duties

Information & Technology Chair and Co-Founder              January 2011 – September 2011
Arts for Change Today Summer Camp

  • Awarded $10,000 grant from Davis Projects for Peace to form a non-profit arts and diversity camp for high school students
  • Managed social media ,compiled information packets, created presentations, and participated in general camp management

Writing Center Tutor                                                                  September 2010 – May 2011
Higgins Academic Center  

  • Assisted students with revising papers for content, organization, and grammar
  • Maintained records of performance and assisted with writing center operations

Managing Editor                                                                               August 2008 – May 2011
The Yellow Jacket Student Newspaper

  • Promoted from News Editor (2008-2010) to oversee R-MC’s biweekly publication under the Editor-in-Chief
  • Assisted with scheduling, management, advertising and distribution, wrote articles and laid out paper using Adobe InDesign

Public Relations/Marketing Intern                                                   June 2008 – August 2008
Special Olympics Virginia

  • Wrote press releases, offered input at advertising meetings, and compiled media packages targeted at potential sponsors
  • Founded and managed YouTube channel and designed various promotional videos

Lab Supervisor                                                                               October 2007 – May 2011
Butler Multimedia Learning Center

  • Promoted from Lab Assistant (2007-2010) to offer leadership, manage scheduling and conduct training to staff
  • Managed various guest services duties, handled computer problems, and presented software workshops to guests

PROFICIENCY AND CERTIFICATIONS

College Reading and Learning Association Tutor Level 1 Certification • Adobe Photoshop CS4 • Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 • Adobe Indesign CS4 • Final Cut Express • Microsoft Office • Celtx Scriptwriting Software • Mid-range camcorders (ex. Cannon GL2) • Tessitura Ticketing Software • Epic ConnectCare Medical Records • WordPress Website Creation

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Staff Writer, KSiteTV
  • Public Relations Chair, Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society
  • Randolph-Macon Drama Department Publicity Designer (6 shows)
  • What’s Your Strategy Campaign Filmmaker, Alcohol Advisory Council
  • VP of Service and PR Chair, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity
  • Co-Founder and Vice President, Randolph-Macon Film Society
  • Randolph-Macon Drama Department Actor (11 shows)

RESEARCH

  • The Zeta of Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at R-MC: A Unique History and Influential Members: a 77-page Shapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Project with Phi Beta Kappa in 2010.
  • The Artist’s Kryptonite: Marketing and the Representation of Death in the Superman Franchise: a 51-page Shapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Project in 2009.
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