2017-2018 Staff

Joshua Hardee

Joshua is a junior in mass communication. He loves reading, playing the piano and drawing! He wants to work at a news outlet as a reporter after graduating, and then become a correspondent so that he can travel abroad.

Alex Turbeville

Alex is a senior political science major with collaterals in history and mass communication. He likes playing video games and watching movies on Netflix, and he hopes to move to D.C. after he graduates for his masters.      

Elizabeth Floyd

Elizabeth is a senior biology major with a minor in chemistry. She loves being involved in campus activities and being a part of The Patriot staff! In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking and spending time at the local coffee...

Thessalonia Thomas

Thessalonia is a senior in graphic design with a minor in business. Some cool facts about her: she started a cupcake company with my sister when she was 17! She also had a blast at her summer internship in New York in 2018!...

Lauren Owens

Hometown: Johnsonville, SC Major/Minor: Mass Communications/Spanish Why did you want to work for The Patriot? I wanted to work for The Patriot because I've always loved journalism and photography. Interesting Fact: I've...

Rachel Ankers

Hometown: Elgin, SC Major/Minor: Mass Communication/Spanish Interesting Fact: I spent two weeks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this summer. Favorite thing to do on campus: My favorite thing to do on campus is go to BCM. I...

Sydney Hogg

Classification: Sophomore Hometown: Rock Hill, SC Major/Minor: Graphic Design Interesting Fact: I love to draw and workout. I have a long line of family members in the military. Favorite things to do on campus: Eat,...

Jasmin Mitchell

Hometown: Spartanburg, SC Major/Minor: Professional Writing/Mass Communication Why did you come to FMU? The affordable tuition was the number one thing. Also, it is close to the beach. It's close to home, but far enough...

Andrew Ankers

Hometown: Hartsville, SC Major/Minor: Computer Science/Math Why did you come to FMU? It was close to home and cheaper than private schools. Why did you want to work for The Patriot? It's a job I enjoy and it looks...

James McCarley

James is a junior history and political science double major. He enjoys studying Russian history, spending time in the mountains, and a good cup of coffee. FMU has been a big part of his life, and he loves being involved in various...

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