Katie Jackson

Owner of KLI Communications & Freelance Writer and Editor
Agricultural Communications alumni

HIGHLIGHTS

Current Position
Owner of KLI Communications & Freelance Writer and Editor

Current Location
Opelika, AL

Awards
Philip R. Forrest Professional Achievement Award, Public Relations Council of Alabama (2013)
College of Agriculture faculty member of the year, Auburn University (2012)
Hawes Award, Georgia Historical Society, for co-authoring Oracle of the Ages, chosen as the “Best Book of Local History for the State of Georgia” (2002)
Association of Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE), critique and awards medal winner for promotional and marketing campaigns (1995-1998)
Ace Service Award (1993); Ace Pioneer Award (1992)
Gamma Sigma Delta Agricultural Honorary (inducted in 1995)

WHAT Katie DOES NOW

I provide writing, editing, photographic services and communications marketing guidance to a variety of clients ranging from magazines and websites to arts and civic organizations to regional businesses. I am also working on a book that chronicles the history of a grassroots Alabama environmental organization that existed in the 1970s and 80s and which laid the groundwork for many of today’s state and national environmental education and advocacy programs.

BEST AUBURN MEMORY

I grew up in Auburn and have spent most of my life in this area, which means I sincerely consider myself a member of the Auburn family. Needless to say I have many, many fond memories of this place…so many that it would be hard to pick just one. However, most of those memories are tied to the people I have come to know and love in the College of Agriculture and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station—from the amazing students in the agricultural communications program to my former co-workers in the Office of Agricultural Communications and Marketing to the many faculty and staff members of the college and Experiment Station who are so sincerely dedicated to their jobs and to improving the lives of people in our state, region, nation and across the globe. They make me proud to be part of the Auburn Family.

alumni Spotlight

Valentin Abe
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
Bill Abernethy
Bill Barrick
Horticulture
Jared Batte
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Erin Beasley
Animal Sciences
William Benjy Mikel
Agriscience Education
Photo of Annette Bitto
Annette Bitto
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Brian Brown
Horticulture
Melvin Carter
Food Science
Photo of Kira Chaloupka, graduate assistant
Kira Chaloupka
Horticulture
Brett Chambers
Animal Sciences
Bradley Cox
Agriscience Education
Wes Cumbie
Wes Cumbie
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Garrett Dixon
Animal Sciences
Randall Ennis, Poultry Science Alumni
Randall Ennis
Poultry Science
Jane Farr
Jane Farr
Horticulture
Photo of Ashley Baker
Ashley Grant
Agricultural Communications
Brian Hardin
Horticulture
Kiley Harper-Larsen
Agricultural Communications
William Hurd
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Calvin Johnson
Animal Sciences
Photo of Eric Kleypas
Eric Kleypas
Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
Steve Marple
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
Photo of Kim Mullenix, alumna in animal sciences
Kim Mullenix
Animal Sciences