Olivia Essig - Managing Editor

Olivia Essig is a senior mass communications major with a minor in marketing. This is Essig's first year as Managing Editor for Cliff News Net and her third year on staff. In her free time,  Essig enjoys watching Netflix, shopping and hanging out with her friends while watching Netflix and shopping. After graduation, Essig hopes to pursue a career in public relations, social media or event planning. 



JoAnn Parker - Assistant Editor

JoAnn Parker is a senior mass communications major with a minor in graphic design. This is Parker's first year as Assistant Editor and her second year on staff. Last year Parker worked as Photo Editor.  She is hoping to get into a film school after graduation but is also interested in a job in public relations, social media or radio behind-the-scenes. Parker has been a Cliff News reporter since her sophomore year.


Jennifer Belluscio - Photo Editor

Jennifer Belluscio is a senior from Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Belluscio transferred from a community college in El Paso, TX where she received her assiosates degree. This is Belluscio's second year on the Cliff News staff and first year as photo editor. She enjoys playing softball, throwing javelin, reading, writing and taking photos in her spare time. After graduation, Belluscio hopes to pursue a career in public relations or marketing.

Grace Gallagher- Video Editor

Grace Gallagher is a junior mass communications major with a minor in business. She is originally from Saint Michael, MN. She is also a PAL on campus as well as works as an aid in the business department. This is her first year as a video editor as well as first year on staff. Gallagher also enjoys a good movie and spending time with her friends.



Taylor Miene - Graphics Editor

Taylor Miene is a senior graphic design major with a minor in marketing. She is originally from Lawton, Iowa. This is Miene's first year as a graphics editor and her first year on staff.‚Äč She also played basketball for the Chargers and still works for BCU Athletics taking pictures and designing pieces for the Battle On series. In her free time Miene loves to hangout with her teammates, do DIY pronects, watch netflix, and shoot hoops. After graduation, Miene wants to pursue her graphic design career in Arizona.


Shelby Puhl - Copy Editor 

Shelby Puhl is a sophomore from LeMars, Iowa. Puhl is a graphic design major with minors in business, writing, and social media. This is Puhl’s first year as a copy editor and also her first year on staff. Puhl also works at the campus café, Java City. In her free time she enjoys sewing, painting, reading, watching movies and taking her dogs on walks. After graduation, Puhl hopes to pursue a career as a graphic designer and one day start her own business.


Michael Crowley - Advisor

Crowley is associate professor of visual communications in the department of mass media. Crowley has been at Briar Cliff and the adviser to The Cliff News since 1989. He has a B.A. (government) from California State University, Sacramento, an M.A. (photojournalism) from Ball State University, a certificate of multimedia from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been involved in student publications for over 35 years.


Kristen Perez - Advisor

Perez is an instructor of mass media. She has been at Briar Cliff since 2007. Perez has a M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she majored in journalism and mass communications and minored in film and new media. She has a B.A. from Briar Cliff University, where she majored in mass communications. Prior to coming to Briar Cliff, Perez worked in television and public relations.


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