ANDREW M. RAGSDALE'S
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OBJECTIVE
Andrew M. Ragsdale
I am currently pursuing a Master's of Arts in Mass Communication and hope to enter the University of Florida's joint degree program with the Levin College of Law in the Fall of 2001. After graduating with my third (and fourth) degrees from the University of Florida, I plan on leaving Gainesville to pursue a career in media law and entering the political arena as a candidate for mayor, governor, representative or senator in the state of Florida. My studies and career in first amendment law will greatly enhance my potential for securing a position of leadership in Florida and American politics.

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EDUCATION
Master of Arts in Mass Communication University of Florida Emphasis in Political Communication and Communication Law. Presently enrolled (3.88 GPA).
Master of Education University of Florida ProTeach Program (3.93 GPA): August, 1997. Emphasis in Seconday Social Studies.
Bachelor of Arts University of Florida Graduated with Honors (3.52 GPA): May, 1996. History major; Secondary Education minor.
Study Abroad Queens College, Cambridge University England: Summer, 1995. Two-month exchange program through the University of Florida's History department.

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EXPERIENCE
COMMUNITY CONTEXT STUDIES
  • University of Florida
  • College of Journalism and Communications
  • February 2001 - Present
  • RESEARCH COORDINATOR
    February - June, 2001
    In charge of recruiting, training and evaluating research done by area high school students in anti-tobacco campaigns.
    AUDITOR
    Spring Break, 2001
    Audited/observed tobacco promotions, marketing and advertising campaigns in 50 convenience stores, public places and events throughout Osceola County.
    CHILI'S BAR & GRILL
  • Knoxville, TN
  • September 1998 - June 2000
  • SHIFT COORDINATOR
    Responsible for the smooth operation of the front of the restaurant; interviewing and hiring new servers; create weekly server schedule.
    TRAINING CAPTAIN
    Responsible for organizing training team meetings; new employee orientation; training new servers; testing and evaluating new employees.
    SERVER
    Responsible for guest satisfaction in all aspects of the dining experience.
    GOTHA MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • Orlando, FL
  • August 1997 - June 1998
  • 8TH GRADE U.S. HISTORY TEACHER
    Responsible for the educational and behavioral development of 142 8th grade students in a large, multi-cultural environment. Planned and organized course content and activities while simultaneously monitoring and controlling discipline and evaluation procedures.

    BUCHHOLZ HIGH SCHOOL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • December 1996 - March 1997
  • INTERNSHIP
    12th Grade Economics
    FT. CLARKE MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • November 1996
  • STUDENT TEACHER
    8th Grade U.S. History
    P.K. YONGE RESEARCH SCHOOL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • September 1996
  • STUDENT TEACHER
    12th Grade Government
    GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • February-April 1996
  • VOLUNTEER TUTOR
    Tutored sophmores, juniors and seniors in remedial mathematics, algebra and trigonometry.
    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
  • Arizona
  • May - August 1994
  • KITCHEN UTILITIES
    El Tovar Resort Hotel
    Responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of kitchen, storage facilities and loading dock. Helped create schedule for utility workers.

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    AWARDS and RECOGNITION
    • Voted "Best Teacher of The Year" by 8th grade students at Gotha Middle School, 1998.
    • Superior first-year administrative evaluations; Gotha Middle School, 1998.
    • Finisher of 1997 LaSalle Bank's Chicago Marathon.
    • Invited to present unit plan at National Council of Social Studies conference in Cincinnati, 1997.
    • Intramural Disc Golf Champion; University of Florida, 1996.
    • North Central Florida Amateur Disc Golf Champion, 1996.
    • Participant/finisher of 1999 Bike New York 48-mile bicycle tour.
    • Two-time consecutive champion Kitty Belly Scratcher of the Year; Archibald and Ichabod Kitty Society, 2000-2001.

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    HOBBIES and INVOLVEMENT
    • Ultimate (frisbee) enthusiast, 8 years; JJ Finley, Winter League, Heatstroke, Frostbreaker, pick-up, etc.
    • After school mentor for "at-risk" students; Orlando, FL
    • Five years of collegiate intramural sports: soccer, softball, football, basketball and ultimate
    • Life-long church and Sunday school member
    • Avid reader, golfer and computer enthusiast
    • Amateur wine enthusiast and guitar hack
    • Road-Tripper and Lover of Jill
    • Scratcher of kitty bellies
    • Music, music, music...

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