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Send-off celebration for Ann Davis set for Sept. 5

08.30.2019 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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Join the Office of Marketing & Communications for a send-off celebration honoring Ann Davis from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at Lou’s Place.

Since joining Texas Wesleyan in 2013, Ann has led the charge in putting the university on the local, regional and national media map, including in the Wall Street Journal, which did a piece on the table tennis team and its success, and ESPN’s College Gameday broadcast, which mentioned our return to football after a 75-year hiatus. Each year for the last six years, Texas Wesleyan has earned the equivalent of $1 million in free advertising through media mentions. 

“Ann quietly walked on to campus six years ago, and she announced Texas Wesleyan’s presence in the local, regional and national media with a roar,” Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communications John Veilleux said. “The passion and love for her job, Texas Wesleyan and the stories the university has to tell comes through in every interaction she has with those with whom she comes in contact. It’s why reporters cannot say no to the stories she pitches.”

Ann played a critical role in bringing Texas Wesleyan’s academics into the spotlight, including the development and launch of the “when we say Smarter” campaign last year.

Ann also excelled in presenting our amazing faculty as experts in their fields, helping place hundreds of them in various local, media and national news stories.

“Ann knows that these are stories that people want to hear, and she packages them up nicely in a bow for reporters to tell. This is why she is so successful. Texas Wesleyan is better for the work that Ann has done. Her impact will be felt for years, and she has certainly set a high benchmark for those that will follow her. I will personally miss her and her leadership greatly, but I am happy for her future,” Veilleux said.

On campus, Ann was instrumental in enhancing internal communications with her work on campus-wide newsletters, town hall events and media training for faculty members. 

Make sure to stop by Lou’s Place to say farewell to Ann as she embarks on her new professional journey.

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