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My Favorite Five

Annual report, Communication Solutions Group client
Hatboro-Horsham School District

Freelance article, Lehigh Valley Business
Bill would tweak PTSD treatment under workers’ comp

Cover story, Berks Country, Reading Eagle
Berks couples uses tree-hauling dogs to create Christmas memories for customers

Feature article, Lehigh Valley Style
Ask the Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Juice Cleanses

Letter from the Editor, DeSales University student newspaper
Saying goodbye to my role as Editor-in-Chief


Communication Solutions Group

2019-2020

As a public relations associate for Communication Solutions I tell clients’ stories through press releases, newsletters, annual reports and social media posts. I also assist in crisis communications, conduct surveys and focus groups, develop marketing plans and more.

Press releases, annual reports, website copy and other projects:
Bristol Township School District
Spring Newsletter: Staying Together While Apart (Writing and Design)
Truman students will sew stuffed animals to fund education for Indian Girls
Mill Creek Elementary raises $1,000 for ERA Food Pantry while supporting the Sandy Hook Promise
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will give inspirational talk to Bristol Twp. eighth graders
Teachers create optimal learning environments through responsive classroom and trauma-informed instruction
Bucks Youth Workforce program matches Truman students with career mentors

Community Lenders
Annual Report: The Art of Living
Retractable banners

Hatboro-Horsham School District
Pennypack Elementary Project is a Daily Reminder of Intentions
Annual Report: Always Innovating
Keith Valley students honor veterans with annual breakfast
Elementary student creates Project Red Light to support local firefighters and first responders
Pennypack’s body image project celebrates differences and the importance of each student

Ringing Hill Fire Company
Mom and son connect through volunteering at Ringing Hill 
Web copy for recruitment site, JoinRingingHill.org.
Ringing Hill Fire Company Launches Recruitment Campaign, Encouraging Volunteers to “Reach New Heights at the Hill”

Norriton Fire Engine Company
The McClure family shares a passion for firefighting
Web copy for recruitment site, NorritonFire.org.

Press for Communication Solutions Group
A journalist’s transition to public relations
Lessons learned from my first trade show
For successful recruiting events, run your booth right


Lehigh Valley Business

2019

Freelance articles
New complex offers design twists for small biz
Bill would tweak PTSD treatment under workers’ comp


Reading Eagle

2017-2019

I wrote articles for the Life and Berks Country section during my employment with the Reading Eagle newspaper.

Berks Country
A weekly section of the Reading Eagle focused on rural Berks County
The 2018 Miss American Angus works daily with cattle to build a connection at her family’s Ephrata farm
Berks couples uses tree-hauling dogs to create Christmas memories for customers
FFA honeybee hive is a sweet treasure
Church matriarch gets rolling for 10th annual apple fest on Oct. 6

My 2¢ Columns
Nike app keeps workouts fresh
Time is right to cure the mental health stigma
Pouring their favorites into wedding
Allentown Art Museum well worth a visit

Important decision? Trust your instincts
App lets you try your hand at interior design
Vandalized car dents her day
Enjoying a taste of Monster Jam

A decent read for the price
‘Me Too’ about women supporting other women

Dating podcast balances humor, serious issues
Finding a new car just like the old car

Impaired driver causes an accident

Shoppers lack holiday cheer
App makes running workout fly by

Eagles QB honors his biggest fan

Cellphone records a spirited video
Saying goodbye to car’s CD player
Bushkill Falls is worth a visit
Finally tuning in to Netflix
Lantern Fest almost goes up in flames
Missing the back-to-school vibe this year


Lehigh Valley Style

2016- 2018

I wrote articles during my internship and freelanced after graduation for Lehigh Valley Style magazine.

Feature Articles
Ask the Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Juice Cleanses
Decadent Dish Restaurant Awards 2016  (contributions)

Volunteer Spotlight
Ann Knerr: ArtsQuest
Marty Hacker: Toys fot Tots
Todd Wendling: Lehigh Valley Pancreatic Research Walk
Theresa Crandall: Operation Help Puerto Rico

Lorita Musselman, Beta Sigma Phi International, Eta Master Chapter

Pat Schoenen, Moravian College, St. Luke’s, Meals on Wheels

Catherine Benincasas, Cetronia Ambulance Corp.
Ashanti Littlejohn, St. Luke’s University Health Network
Logan Houptley, Mikayla’s Voice
Nick Ogutu, Amnesty International

Life in the Valley
Featuring Lehigh Valley businesses
ROOT Crafted Cocktail Mixers, Steel Club, SweatLyfe
Salon at the Silk, The Nesting Box, Hello Baby
Studio(e), Hello Beautiful Salon & Spa, 
Pita King,
Red White & Que Smokehouse, OAK Steakhouse
Bacon Gourmet, Queen of the Valley Farm, ND Wheelhouse Co.
Board and Brush,
Joyfuls LLC, The Cask Taphouse and Grill
Edie’s Eatery, Pollock’s Kefir Pop, Natural Sweet Gallery
Cafe Vida, Roey’s Paintbox, Union & Finch
Mission BBQ, House of Crepes, Made by Lino
Friends of Johnston, Sleepy Cat Urban Winery, Bane & Vader’s

New in Town
Featuring one new Lehigh Valley business
Vault 634
Sumo Japanese Fusion Sushi
Amada Senior Care
SOLDIERFIT

Playa Bowls

Foundation Tavern

Bike Bethlehem
Yergey Brewing
Revive! Hair Salon
Khineder Creations

On Display
Featuring a museum exhibit in the Valley
Hot Off the Press: Printmaking and Papermaking
Who Wore Sports
They’re Only Original Once, Survivor Cars
Peter Maier
The Zinc Industry in Palmerton, Pennsylvania
Soaring and Bounding: British Color Woodcuts

Home
Local ways to fill your wedding welcome bags
DIY Valentine treats
One of a kind Lehigh Valley experience gifts
What to make with all your leftover Thanksgiving turkey

Life
Winter mountain destinations
6 Valley Super Bowl destinations
Volunteer to spread Christmas cheer
Brush up on your Lehigh Valley history

Style
What to wear: Wedding guest edition
Menswear-inspired fashion for women
Must-have winter accessories to keep warm
Shop for fashion that gives back

Books
August 2018July 2018March 2018February 2018January 2018December 2017, January 2017December 2016November 2016

Calendar: Things to Do This Month
August 2018July 2018March 2018February 2018January 2018December 2017February 2017January 2017, December 2016, November 2016

Blog
Pop-up run in Bethlehem, Runner’s World Festival & more


Self-published

2016-2020

I self-publish journalism-style articles, blogs and creative writing right here on kellie dietrich.wordpress.com. 

Journalism
Insights from the book, “The Female Brain”
“The Whisper Network” examines MeToo and realities of working women
The most relatable pop songs of the summer
Earth Day campaign to protect species & how to help
Stay up to date with the NewsWorthy podcast
Throw some glitter, make it rain: Kesha’s comeback with album “Rainbow”
Why Freeform’s “The Bold Type” is a must-see show for women

Blogs
To all the friends we lost touch with…
How to self-care during quarantine
First Visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show was a French Riviera Dream
2019: A bad start to an unforgettable year
Exhibiting at the PA School Leadership Conference
Spoiler alert: I’m mostly German – Ancestry DNA results!
Two friends walk in a bar…jokes on us
Apartment tour: Welcome to my first place!
Bittersweet goodbye to the Reading Eagle
IAAF discriminates against women in Caster Semenya case
Lehigh Valley Flower Show finds
A visit to Philly for Iliza Shlesinger’s comedy tour
My 2018 highlights (and lowlights)
How to change the world as you Christmas shop
October’s most frightening headlines: Climate Change in 2030, flu pandemics and Trump
Job search sagas: hope, rejection, repeat
Nobody likes you when you’re 23?
The Adventures of Kesha & Macklemore (& me)
What to read, watch and listen to this month
A year after graduation: Compare yourself to you, not classmates
High schools split on cell phone policies
Hand lettering alphabet techniques and tips

Global warming is definitely a bad thing Scott Pruitt

Modern dating for millennials: Takeaways from “U Up?” podcast

2017 year in review & 2018 goals

How to combat dry, itchy winter skin
Fun run 5Ks reviewed: Color Me Rad, Warrior Dash, Insane Inflatable, The Great Pumpkin Run
Six months adulting after graduation down, the rest of my life to go

Dove ad aimed for diversity, not racism

My new job as an Obituary Writer is the opposite of depressing
DIY crafty Christmas gifts
Lantern Fest ’16 reflection

Creative Writing
April Fools’ poem: My true love
April Fools: Women addicted to drug store makeup
Lows & highs
Running Games
Too close for comfort
The boy I never knew


The Minstrel

2013-2017

The Minstrel is DeSales University’s student newspaper published bi-weekly. I served as a editor-in-chief my senior year, features editor for one year and staff writer for two years.

News
Faculty votes “sexual orientation” should be added to non-discrimination policy
Cyber criminals target college students
Muslim student Ayesha Riaz’s powerful message
Students present on body image, sexual assault at LVAIC Women & Gender Studies conference
Minstrel’s Allison McCausland wins review award
Career Coach Meghan Godorov gives practical tips on salary negotiation
Police breaks up St. Patty’s party, finds a leprechaun (April Fool’s edition)
Latest news (April Fool’s edition)
Alum James J. Greenfield elected 4th president
Catholic leaders send Clean Power Plan support letter to Trump
First-annual Mini-THON raises $2,864.52 for pediatric cancer
LVAIC director of sustainability no longer employed
“Sexual orientation” missing from non-discrimination policies
Sexual assault on campus: Exclusive interview with DeSales sexual assault survivor (co-written by Kimmie Semiday)
Seniors favor working after graduation than going straight to grad school
Students, staff respond to water damage in Harvey, humidity issues in Aviat
Holocaust imposter Dr. Joseph Hirt, who spoke at DeSales, apologizes
Tuition increases by $1,500 for ’16-’17 academic year
Students present chemistry research at San Diego expo
Stromberg presents on first U.S. offshore wind farm
Despite terror attacks, DeSales trips to Paris are set for spring
Reported cause of student brawl: Lack of door-holding etiquette (April Fool’s edition)
Hardworking ACCESS students receive Pocetto Scholarships
Russia intimidates fragile Ukraine during crisis
Roundtable criticizes new branding, offers needed improvements
Bethlehem inspires upcoming movie to be filmed in city

Editorials
Dakota Access Pipeline discredits tribal sovereignty of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Mainstream music breaking down stereotypes
An analysis of the Brock Turner case: Rape, consent, objectification
Trump explained: Why he has so many supporters, why you shouldn’t be one of them
Social media lacks authenticity in a world of social validation
Stricter gun regulation required in light of recent school shootings
College in Maryland eliminates textbooks, saves students thousands
Opposing views: The new turf fields
Undercover Colors fails to address number one cause of date rape
Unique Christmas gift solutions

Letters from the Editor’s Desk
Saying goodbye to my role as Editor-in-Chief
Sexism in the workplace
Discrimination is not dead
Online health information, abortion inaccuracies
Life is waiting
Finding Christmas spirit despite a terrible 2016
U.S. lacks paid maternity, paternity leave
Unearned privilege and LGBT rights
Life after graduation
Voting & Midterms
The Edgier Minstrel
My senior year at DeSales
Introducing Kellie Dietrich

Features
Alumna Anne Gurtowski opens Apple Mill Bakery
Where are they now: Alum Dom Carlineo talks “Rachel Ray Show,” coaching at Lehigh
DeSales welcomes 13 new professors
Students study abroad down under in Sydney
Resolutions for 2016: There’s one for every type of college student
Dreams and Fe show high school students their potential
Black Thursday takes over Thanksgiving
Winter Lights Spectacular spreads holiday cheer across Lehigh Valley
October thrills, chills and plain old fun
Winter carnival adds fun and relaxation to stress of new semester

Arts & Entertainment
New album by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness balances thought-provoking lyrics with fun dance beats
TV/film students show talent on rising artist Demetrius’ music video
CHVRCHES sophomore album bursts with synth energy
Four rising alternative artists to know
Rock out under the sun with these hot summer songs

Sports
Featured athlete: Alex Suk
Featured athlete: Alison Malatesta

Video
DeSales McFadden chat: Students learn from prisoners, art therapy


The Humanities Newsletter

2017

The Humanities Newsletter is published once each spring at DeSales University for the humanities department. I was a staff writer my senior year.

Gender isn’t just about women, feminism is equal rights for all


The Weal

2017

The Weal is DeSales University’s creative writing magazine written by students and alumni. My senior year, I had two poems published and three drawings featured.

Sidewalk Critics
Playing with Fire


Lehigh Valley Arts Council

2015

I contributed two blogs for the Lehigh Valley Arts Council during my internship.

Disabilities don’t define who people are
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation recognizes unique needs of injured artists