- Sincerely, Southern
Vignette: Aubrey Trevathan Hall
By Khiyah Griffin, Sincerely, Southern staff
Aubrey Trevathan Hall is a Georgia Southern University alumna who graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and journalism. She will also graduate this May from the professional communication and leadership graduate program.
Hall loved the Georgia Southern campus the moment that she first visited. She loved the big school, small feel, greenery and friendly faces.
“I wanted to go to a school where I knew I'd have plenty of opportunities to grow in academia, leadership and professionalism, and Georgia Southern fit those needs for me,” Hall said.
She was a communications major when she came to the university with plans to go into broadcast and radio. After meeting her friend and fellow public relations graduate Briana Daugherty, however, she decided public relations was a better choice for her.
“The major combined all of my favorite interests: writing, speaking, social media, brand management and client relations,” Hall said.
She attained two internships on campus with the Office of Marketing & Communications and with Auxiliary Services. Hall said she's thankful for GSU and the experiences she had while attending.
The fondest memory she has from her time at GSU is meeting her husband, Cory Hall. They met a few weeks into college while working on posters for Hall Council.
“We were friends for a while and then dated for two years before he got down on one knee at Sweetheart Circle,” Hall said.
The couple later married at the Botanic Gardens on campus. Other fond memories include studying abroad in Ireland, playing Meg from “Hercules” on the Disney Residence Hall Association homecoming float and being featured on a billboard for the university.
After graduating she worked as the assistant director of marketing for Chick-fil-A in Statesboro, where she promoted the establishment, coordinated events and fundraisers and ran the social media. She then became a communications assistant for the Office of Marketing and Communications at Georgia Southern, where she wrote feature stories, press releases and web copy, as well as helped with social media and implementation of the university's Snapchat account.
She currently works as a marketing manager at Auxiliary Services. In addition to that, she runs her Mary Kay business.
“I'm able to run full campaigns, confidently speak in public and with clients, market my products and services, run my social media accounts and host parties, events, and fundraisers, all through my own business, thanks to my public relations background,” Hall said. "She intends to stay in the field of public relations and continue growing her passion and skills for the field."