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NSUMMC Teen program instructors include industry professionals, technology educators and talented upper-level university students who have a genuine passion for the subject and a demonstrated skill for coaching, mentoring and inspiring teens. Our upper-level students are involved in one or more of our Student Media areas, which include WNSU Radio X, The Current Newspaper, and or Sharks United Television.
Jarrod Bailey is the Assistant Director of Student Media at Nova Southeastern University. He has always been captivated by stories—on the big screen, TV, stage, and in books.
He’s worked as a filmmaker, graphic designer, teacher, producer, and theatrical artist in Chicago, San Francisco, and South Florida, and spent several years facilitating experiential learning as a professional team builder on ropes courses. Jarrod holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from FAU and a certificate in Television Production Operations.
Some of his more recent work includes being the Logistics Chair for the 2015 Florida Day of the Dead Celebration and producing the Day of the Dead Clay Animation Workshop and Exhibit, a grant funded unique interactive program for creative teens. As Assistant Director of Student Media, Jarrod works with Sharks United Television, students, staff, and community partners to produce digital media that enriches student and campus life.
Dr. Michelle Manley is the Director of Student Media at Nova Southeastern University. She oversees NSU’s student-run media outlet’s Radio X, The Current and Sharks United Television. In addition in collaboration with others, she oversees NSU’s Multimedia Conference and Multimedia Camp.
Dr. Manley found her passion for communications in undergrad when she was hired as a student employee in NSU’s radio station as the music director. Today she has over 14 years’ experience in radio and 8 years’ in both newspaper and television.
While she has earned a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy, Michelle is committed to building a community for students interested in the various aspects of media. She develops programming that allows students to engage with media professionals in the field, develop skill set, and provide students with opportunities for experiential experiences.
Crystal Knuth received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and minor in Theatre Arts from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She now is currently the Graduate Assistant of Student Media at Nova Southeastern University, and is working towards her Masters in College Student Affairs.
Originally from Wisconsin, she has worked with the Advance-Titan newspaper and has won various awards for her work in photojournalism. Crystal is very excited to meet all the campers and help them with their skills in Multimedia.
Aaron Banyard is a freshman legal studies major who hopes to become a criminal prosecutor. His interest in media as a hobby and possible career option led him to join the Current one semester before joining SUTV later. Aaron is a competitive Super Smash Bros. player, President of the Society of Anime, Gaming and Entertainment, and always the life of the party.
Maha is a sophomore studying Communications and Marketing. Her aspiration is to go to law school and she also holds a passion for film making, which drew her to working at SUTV. Maha loves musicals, Disney and Brenden Urie. She is looking forward to meeting and working with all the campers this summer!
Kelsey Bruce, The Current 's A&E editor, is a junior speech language and communication disorders major who takes pride in her prolix Spotify playlists, zany greeting card collection and oddly specific poetry. She holds a volunteer position at Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Center and as a Title IX Peer Educator for NSU. In her spare time, she loves spending time hanging out with black cats and puzzling out the mysteries of the universe."
Junior, Business major, kind of sort of knows what to do in life. Cat enthusiast, cocoa rice krispies taste taster, milkshake dranker, Pokè-Master/shiny hunter and a gamer. Favorite quote: “Drax them sklounst” – Keegan-Michael Key. This one time he saved a cat, it was awesome. Possibly a crazy cat guy.
Samantha November is a communications major and works the front desk at student media. Her interests include making friends happy, music, food and Cyclebar. A fun fact about Sam is that she honks a lot when she drives. Also, her lucky number is 17.
Farhan is a junior Marketing major with minor in Digital Media Production. He works for the Current as a Visual Designer and also does administrative tasks at the front desk. Farhan also enjoys everything about Disney and is a connoisseur when it comes to food.