Katelyn Fulmer, a public relations major graduating in May, came to Northern Kentucky University with the intent to pursue theatre. She soon found out that she could combine a few passions.
Katelyn has maintained many extracurriculars in her time at NKU, ranging from being a member of Delta Gamma sorority, working for the Northerner and even holding the title of president for the NKU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Additionally, she has completed many impressive internships from the Disney College Program to a marketing intern at Mercy Health. Telling stories and connecting with audiences has always been at the heart of who Katelyn is, and her dream is to combine her love of Public Relations with her love of theater.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Katelyn expressed that she was concerned about her future plans. One day, Katelyn opened her tuition statement and saw that she had been awarded the College of Informatics Dean Scholarship.
“It was an incredible moment. NKU has just poured so much into my success” she says.
Katelyn’s professors in the College of Informatics only speak highly of her.
“Kate Fulmer is an exceptional student. What separates her is the fact that Kate strives for excellence in everything she does. She's always looking to improve and that is an admirable quality,” professor Steve Bien-Aime says.
Greg De Blasio, public relations program director, also quickly noticed Katelyn’s unique talents.
“Katelyn's focus on public relations has always been razor sharp. She extends academic exercises into the realm of professional practice with ease demonstrating commitment and exceptional talent” he says.
It is clear that Katelyn has left her mark on not only the College of Informatics, but Northern Kentucky University as a whole.
Katelyn offered some parting advice to new students.
“Don’t take for granted the opportunities that this school has to offer. I came to NKU as a shy person and left a strong leader,” she says.