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John Harvey

Director of Student Media
harveyj@ecu.edu
252.328.9234

John Harvey came to East Carolina University in 2013 as Director of Student Media, an administrative position that places him in charge of fiscal management, educational programming and personnel. Prior to ECU he served for three years in a similar position at Georgia Southern University, and for 12 years as news adviser for The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University’s 20,000-circulation daily newspaper.

While at Penn State he refined a semester-long training program for first-time reporters that’s now central to the News Academy he adapted for ECU. In 2005 he and the program were part of a PBS TV documentary entitled “The Paper,” and after that served on panel discussions at film festivals in Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore. While at Penn State, John also taught journalism for seven years within the College of Communications.

John came into education after a 17-year career in journalism and seven years as a communications consultant. In journalism he served in a variety of positions — from city editor to editorial page editor to executive editor — for newspapers in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, earning several Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association awards, including two for editorial writing and four for page design.

John earned his Master of Arts in Media Studies from Penn State in 2001, with research emphasis on student journalism and vocational training, and his Bachelor of Arts in English from Waynesburg (Pa.) University in 1975, where he was the station manager for the college radio station and a sports columnist for the school newspaper. He has presented at more than a dozen national conferences and earned first place finishes in the College Media Association (CMA) Diversity Award for Student Journalism Programs, 2001 and 2002.

At ECU John is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team and teaches The East Carolinian candidate classes. He is an active member of  CMA, College Media Business and Marketing Association (CMBAM), the Associate Collegiate Press (ACP), the Southern University Newspaper (SUN) Association and the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. He has presented workshops at a variety of national conferences.



Terrence Dove

Media Adviser
dovet@ecu.edu
252.328.4712

Terrence Dove has been involved with East Carolina’s Student Media since 2007.  He is able to lean on decades of teaching, writing, advising and leadership experience to help train and develop ECU students who are interested in various broadcast and print media opportunities.  As current Media Adviser, Terrence supports students who work at WZMB radio station, and he also advises student editors, writers and content developers for The Buccaneer yearbook, Rebel arts and literary journal, expressions multicultural magazine and The Hook student interest magazine.

Terrence graduated from East Carolina in 1997 and received his teaching licensure and BS degree in English as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. He enjoyed a ten-year tenure as a Pitt County Schools educator, where he taught language, literature and composition to students at Ayden-Grifton High School and D.H. Conley High School. As a teacher, Terrence created and implemented one of the first creative writing curriculums in Pitt County, and he also co-created and facilitated various after-school clubs and organizations, including an award-winning student step team.  He taught and advised students in an extremely successful yearbook program, and was recognized for his dedication to the education profession as the Teacher of the Year at D.H. Conley in 2006-2007.

In addition to Student Media, Terrence is a freelance copywriter and content editor. He has worked as editor in chief at FEED Magazine (Toronto, Canada), senior copywriter with Restore One, Inc (Greenville, NC), JTek Communications (New Orleans, LA), and ActiveLabs, LLC (Windsor, Canada), and a host of assignments editing manuscripts and copy for independent companies and authors around the world. Terrence’s personal writings can be seen in various pop culture and entertainment blogs, and most recently in the Franklin County Arts Council’s latest literary journal County Lines.

Terrence served as a curriculum coordinator for the North Carolina Legislator’s School for Youth Leadership and Development Program for more than 15 years.  In that role, he instructed workshops that focused on creative problem solving, research and information gathering, conflict resolution and community involvement opportunities.  While working with the program, he also collaborated with the Covey Leadership Institute to help create Sean Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teen best-selling book and curriculum.  He has since created his own teambuilding workshop he uses throughout various schools and student programs in North Carolina, and he also volunteers his time as a language and composition mentor and tutor for a Christian education homeschool network in Pitt County.



Julie Roman

Advertising and Marketing Adviser
romanj16@ecu.edu
252.737.1553

Julie comes to Student Media after a long business career that began with selling both print and radio advertising in northern Michigan. Since moving to Greenville in the 1990s, she has worked in the manufacturing sector, specializing in developing marketing strategies, new products and programs, data analysis, conducting market surveys, e-commerce and online person-to-person training.

Over the years, Julie has been active in the Greenville community as a former member of the Literacy Volunteers of America Board of Directors, the Greenville Business and Professional Women's Association, Rotary Club International and Sertoma International. For several years she served as secretary of Greenville Noon Rotary, and she was an instructor for English as a Second Language. She is a past recipient of the Business and Professional Women's Association Young Careerist Award. She earned her MBA in Global Management from University of Phoenix in 2004, a B.S. in Marketing from Ferris State University and an A.S. in Hospitality Management from Davenport College of Business.

In her role as a Student Media Adviser, Julie will work with and guide students in the Advertising and Market Agency on matters relating to recruitment, training, sales and management. As a member of the Student Media Professional Staff, she also serves as the point person for marketing efforts across platforms and as a valuable resource on matters related to web development and social media.



Cherie Speller

TEC Administrative Adviser
spellerch16@ecu.edu
252.328.9238

Cherie Evans Speller was a newspaper journalist for 30 years before joining Student Media in the summer of 2016 as the Administrative Adviser for The East Carolinian. She has served as the readership and community news editor and then associate and senior associate editor at The Daily Reflector in Greenville. She edited the newspaper's community news section, managed reporters, assigned and edited stories and wrote columns. She also served on the Reflector's editorial board. 

Cherie has also worked as a reporter, features editor and promotions manager at the Reflector, when she marketed the newspaper and its niche products through other media, sponsorships and events. She also has managed the newspaper's marketing surveys and coordinated employee training and volunteer efforts. Cherie has worked as a news copy editor at The Fayetteville Observer and as a reporter for the Greensboro News & Record. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a concentration in public relations. She also has extensive training in leadership and customer service.

As the Administrative Adviser, Cherie serves as a resource to TEC's news team, providing input about journalism, the news and the community. She also assists in organizing and conducting candidate classes, helps in recruiting candidates and serves as the overall TEC office manager. Cherie also serves as an adviser to the Lambda Mu chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., a registered Greek Life student organization.



Yvonne Moye

Administrative Associate
moyey@ecu.edu
252.328.9236

Yvonne Moye is Student Media’s leading administrative support associate. She is the senior member of the Professional Staff, having joined the department in August 1985. She serves in a variety of support roles, including long-time secretary of the Student Media Board, assistant to the Student Media director and support for all media, with special emphasis on the Rebel, expressions magazine, The Hook magazine, Buccaneer yearbook and the Advertising and Marketing Agency. Yvonne also provides some support for WZMB 91.3 FM and The East Carolinian.

Yvonne makes the central administrative office run smoothly. She processes necessary paperwork, manages monthly payroll, pays expenses and handles correspondence for the department.  She prepares and organizes paperwork and other materials as needed for students and Professional Staff.

Yvonne has been Student Media Board Secretary for 30 years, by far the longest serving board member in Student Media history. As such she composes, prepares and distributes meeting agendas and minutes as well as makes arrangements for meetings.

In addition to being the senior member of the staff, Yvonne is also the most decorated. Some of the honors she has earned include the 1986-87 Outstanding Service to Student Media Award, the 1991-92 Outstanding Service to the Student Media Board and Unyielding Patience Award, the 2008-2009 Service to Student Media Award, the 1992-93 Outstanding Support to The East Carolinian Award, the 1994-95 WZMB All-Star Team and Official Union Mediator awards, the 1995-96 Trust and Reliance to The East Carolinian Award and the 1991 and 1994 Service & Dedication to Expressions Magazine awards.

In addition to those Student Media awards, Yvonne has won several university honors, including the Department of Student Experiences/University Union 2007 Excellence Award for outstanding contributions that went above and beyond daily responsibilities to the East Carolina University community. She also won the Office of Intercultural Student Senate’s 2002-2003 award for Recognition of Leadership and Dedicated Service As An Acting Intercultural Student Senate Advisor. Finally, she received several awards for her work as adviser of the Ladies Elite, an East Carolina University community service organization. She served in that post from 1997 to 2012.

Prior to coming to ECU, Yvonne worked nine years as a teller, customer service representative and loan processor for the Bank of North Carolina, now known as Bank of America. Her work in education began as a reading tutor for primary grade students at TEC G.R. School in Whitfield, NC. She tutored a number of students over a three-year period watching them progress from the beginning of the school year to the end.



Janet Rollins

Operations Manager
rollinsj@ecu.edu
252.328.9235

Janet Rollins serves as the Student Media Operations Manager and works side-by-side with Administrative Support Associate Yvonne Rollins in the central office. She has the second longest tenure at Student Media, having worked here since January 1991.

Janet provides oversight to daily business and finance operations for all areas of Student Media. She offers financial information and recommendations regarding the use and distribution of funds and develops operational systems that streamline and centralize all administrative functions.

Janet assists the Director of Student Media in budget preparation, analysis and revenue projections and with the development, negotiation, review and execution of contractual agreements/grants with vendors, including all sales agreements. She also works closely with the Advertising & Marketing Agency, including the advertising adviser, providing support.  She serves as the media accountant handling the billing and collections for advertising and has been involved in training and advisement of the sales staff.

At Student Media she has served as media accountant and interim advertising adviser and interim advertising director. She has attended several national advertising conferences and once served as treasurer for the Southern University Newspapers (SUN) Advertising & Business Association.

During her Student Media tenure Janet has won a variety of honors, including the 2014 Service to Student Media Award, the 2007 Treasured Pirate Award, The East Carolinian All-Star Team Award in 1995, the 1994 Expressions Outstanding Service Award, the 1992 Outstanding Contributions to ECU Media Board Award and the Outstanding Service to The East Carolinian Award in 1991, 1993 and 1996.

Prior to Student Media, Janet worked 16 years in a variety of business and sales position within the boating industry and for a trailer manufacturer in Greenville.