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Sarah DeWeese


Location icon United States

I have 13 years of experience as a writer specializing in higher education and human interest stories. Through my work, I strive to accurately represent individuals and their contributions through authentic storytelling.

With a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design, I often conceptualize my writing together with visual form. Some of the work included in this portfolio also features my design, photography, or concepting.

As a marketing professional, I have been awarded at the regional and national levels by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.

- Press releases
- Advertorials
- Journalism
- Commercial scripts
- Graphic design


Human Interest Stories

Terre Haute Tribune-Star
Community Update: Ivy Tech prepares next generation of manufacturing engineers

The next generation of manufacturing's workforce will be skilled in a blend of new technologies that will transform the industry's future. Ivy Tech Community College students will be among the first in the nation to earn an associate degree in Smart Manufacturing Digital Integration, a new interdisciplinary program that will prepare students for emerging, high-paying careers in manufacturing.

Ivy Tech Terre Haute News
Ivy Tech December graduates to enter workforce impacted by COVID-19

TERRE HAUTE - More than 500 students graduated from Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute in December 2020. Graduates will enter a workforce that has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. Many will enter fields that will make a direct impact on public health and welfare in the Wabash Valley.

Terre Haute Tribune-Star
Future healthcare heroes prepare at Ivy Tech Terre Haute

Ivy Tech healthcare students, future healthcare professionals, returned to the Terre Haute campus this fall to continue their studies. These students include future nurses, sonographers, healthcare specialists, medical assistants, radiographers, medical laboratory technologists, paramedics, respiratory therapists, surgical technologists, and mental health counselors.

Ivy Tech Terre Haute News
Grant prepares Indiana students for manufacturing's future

TERRE HAUTE - While Maverick Magill was admitted to Purdue University, he chose to start his education at Ivy Tech Community College because he is using the Indiana Workforce Ready Grant to help pay for classes in a short-term certificate program. The Workforce Ready Grant, established in 2017, covers the tuition cost for students to...

Ivy Tech Terre Haute News
Ivy Tech medical laboratory alumni play critical role during pandemic

TERRE HAUTE - In honor of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, Ivy Tech Terre Haute celebrates alumni who are now working in this vital field. Medical Laboratory Professionals provide lab testing to help doctors diagnose illnesses, including COVID-19. Graduates of Ivy Tech's medical laboratory technology program and other healthcare programs are among many...

Ivy Tech Terre Haute News
More than 1,100 Ivy Tech Terre Haute graduates to serve their communities

TERRE HAUTE - At the conclusion of Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute's Spring 2020 Semester, more than 1,100 graduates have completed approximately 1,500 associate degrees or certificates. These graduates will enter the workforce in Clay, Daviess, Greene, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo Counties and beyond.

Ivy Tech Terre Haute News
Education graduate becomes Terre Haute teacher

Elizabeth Hettinger's Ivy Tech education brought her full-circle from student to educator. After earning her Associate of Science in Elementary Education from Ivy Tech Terre Haute she transferred to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College to earn her Bachelor of Science in Education. Now, she teaches fifth grade at Terre Town Elementary.

Ivy Tech Bloomington News
Tune into WFHB for music produced by Ivy Tech student

BLOOMINGTON - Hannah Bunnell is on track to graduate with her associate degree in electrical engineering technology in May 2018. She has multiple skill sets in the arts and technology, as a musician who plays both guitar and keyboard, and holds a private pilot's license. While she finishes her last semester of college, she is...

Ivy Tech Bloomington News
Instructor carves, teaches at Limestone Symposium

BLOOMINGTON - Amy Brier, associate professor of fine arts at Ivy Tech Bloomington, spent three weeks in June carving and instructing at the 22nd annual Limestone Symposium in Ellettsville, Ind. Brier is co-founder of the Symposium with Frank Young. This summer, Brier is carving two new works of art.

Ivy Tech Bloomington News
Business graduate launches party planning business

BLOOMINGTON - Ivy Tech Community College alumna Maggie England has launched All Wrapped Up Btown, a party planning business, after she placed second in Ivy Tech's Duke It Out Business Pitch competition in April 2018. "Being a busy single mom of two children, I know how much it would help me if someone in town...

Ivy Tech Bloomington News
Robotics is 'fun, like a puzzle'

BLOOMINGTON - Rebecca Stoops is pursuing her advanced automation and robotics technology associate degree with the help of Ivy Tech's Achieve Your Degree™ tuition deferral program. Stoops' employer, Catalent, is partnered with Ivy Tech to offer the Achieve Your Degree program to employees. Achieve Your Degree is a tuition deferral program that allows working adults...

Ivy Tech Bloomington News
Business graduate launches custom car shop

BLOOMINGTON - Ivy Tech Community College alumnus, Ben Crandall, is now CEO and working full-time at his automotive customization company, Crandall Custom Concepts, LLC. Crandall graduated in 2017 with an Associate of Science in Business Administration. His degree is an Ivy Tech "Transfer as a Junior" degree program that is transferable to all public Indiana...

Script Writing/Art Direction


Multiple materials for Ivy Tech Community College
Building Anniversary Promotional Campaign

I conceptualized and wrote copy for marketing materials to promote Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington's 10 year building anniversary. I used four key phrases to structure the campaign that represented the college's four strategic goals, while alluding to the building anniversary: 1.) BUILDING student success 2.) DEDICATED to community and workforce 3.) FOUNDATION of student transfer 4.) CORNERSTONE of civic engagement

Printed for Ivy Tech Community College
Building a Comprehensive Community College

I wrote and designed this 56-page publication for Ivy Tech Bloomington's 10 year building anniversary. For “Opening the Doors,” I conducted interviews and wrote original content. For other sections, I sourced and credited content from College historical documents or media outlets. I conducted original interviews throughout the book and also included previously published interviews. The book was edited by the College’s Executive Director of Communications.

Bloom Magazine
Early College Ad

Copywriting / Design / Photography for ad published in Bloom Magazine.

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