Who is Lindsey Hobbs?

Lindsey is a senior at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, pursuing degrees in journalism and public relations.

After being awarded the Betsy Plank Memorial Award and Scholarship at the PRSSA National Conference in San Francisco.

Currently, Lindsey is the president of the Otterbein chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

I’m in the blue!! Photo by Blythe Malone

Lindsey’s passion is for writing and for information sharing (and also for coffee). Her main interests in each field include media law and how today’s technology is allowing us to be more creative in public relations.

Her burgeoning interest, though, is in web analytics. This new hobby has her reading tech blogs and signing up for three SoMe schedulers at a time just to compare their effectiveness.

Lindsey is known for hard work and professionalism, which shows through the numerous awards she has won and the elite conferences she has been accepted to.

From Lindsey: Please feel free to read my Senior Goodbye Column that was published in the Tan & Cardinal newspaper on November 14:

Senior goodbye column: Web Editor says thanks

“This isn’t just a goodbye column to the T&C; it’s kind of goodbye to everyone who has affected me throughout college, because next semester, I won’t be around much, and this is my chance to say thank you. And it is sentimental, so if you don’t know me, you can probably skip to the next page.

The senior goodbye columns in the T&C are traditionally a place where the respective senior identifies what role he or she held in the T&C and at Otterbein, but I don’t know if I can do that for mine, because college has been one continuous evolution for me.

I started out as an English major. Then evolved to a journalism major with a public relations minor. And then I thought, what the heck, let’s just do both majors.

I started out as a quiet, size-16 freshman and ended up a confident, size-6 senior.

From a writer to a news editor to an editor-in-chief. From not knowing what Otterbein PRSSA is, to its president.

To say I have been fortunate would be an understatement, and as graduation approaches, I am more and more afraid that I haven’t said thank you enough to the people who deserve it. So, I’m going to do that now.

To those roommates that raise my blood pressure and my spirits: Rose, Lindsay, Lauren and especially you, my hetero life mate, Kaitlin.

Thank you for dealing with my sulky nights, my righteous rants, my lack of affection and my awkwardness.

We didn’t just live in a house during college, we lived in a home — and you are the reason for that.

To my T&C family: the most talented kids I know. What a cool thing we did in college, amirite?

Few other campus groups get to experience the bond that is formed from hours upon hours spent in a windowless lab, shifting boxes ever so slightly and arguing over pictures and paragraphs. You are a joy to be around and I am so proud of you all.

To my real family: Thank you for your undying support, even though I’m sure some of you still aren’t exactly sure what my career path is. (Hey, me neither.)

Thank you for allowing me to huddle on the couch at home in old pajama pants and feel like a 20-something for just a bit before I have to go back to school and put my grown-up pants back on.

To my army of mentors: Jess, Britany, Hannah, Dr. Warren and Swags. You are the people I never wanted to disappoint and who I would channel to help make big decisions.

Thank you for providing me with aspiration and direction to take on tasks bigger than myself.

And Denise, thank you for periodically checking on my mental health. I always appreciate it.

And finally, to the entire Communication Department, thank you for opening me up to a floodgate of opportunity and experiences. Whether that be traveling, awards and scholarships, or that foot in the door to first jobs, this department provides a great environment for students.

There are many others whom I could gush about ad nauseum, but of course we have limited space in the newspaper. Just know that I appreciate you more than you know — Kuhn for your ability to put me at ease, Mike Cirelli for being my brother while I am away from my brother, Josh for the same reason, the amazing PRSSA board for being so dedicated and all of the communication students, really, for making this time worthwhile.

Evan Matsumoto, Otterbein360 is a blast, so I hope you enjoy it.

I’ll see you all on Twitter.”

10 Responses “Home” →

  1. Ken Gordon

    March 28, 2011


    I enjoyed your web page. It is very well designed — starting with the photo and motto up top! — and I particularly liked reading your blog posts about the Internet vs. print journalism. These are some of the same issues that we are wrestling with at the Dispatch daily, and you have some good thoughts. Keep it up!

    • Thank you so much for checking out my web page, Ken! It really means a lot when a professional in communications shows interest! Internet vs. print journalism is probably my biggest area of interest right now, so I’ll try to keep it up with some more posts!


  2. Dan Orzano

    March 30, 2011

    Hi Lindsey, your professor, Jean Kelly, asked several local PR and journalism pros to review portfolios from your class. Here are a couple of general thoughts I have; feel free to let me know if you have questions:
    > love the design and font at the top of the page…well done!
    > good use of links to your Facebook and Twitter pages, plus your Twitter posts and other site links.
    > I like how you linked to other content, etc. from your blog and other pages. Be careful you don’t go overboard, however. The reader may get tired of moving back and forth.
    > did you not have a resume to post on your resume page? I didn’t see it.

    Overall, nice job!


    • Thank you for taking a look at my site, Dan! I will definitely be careful now of how many links that I insert into posts, I can see where readers would get tired of going back and forth.
      Also, I just checked to see if there was something wrong with my resume. It is loading on my computer, so I am not sure why it didn’t on yours. It is saved as an image so that it can be a large size on the page, so maybe it was just taking a while to load? I will check into it.

      Thanks again!

  3. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme.

    Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do
    it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. kudos

  4. Hey there this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use
    WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.

    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding know-how so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  5. Lindsey… Thank you so much for helping me with my WordPress and continuing to help!! You are the best and your website looks amazing!


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