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Have a question about how we can help you on your next project? Stop into our office on the second floor of Alpha, call us at 717-361-1410 or email us at omc@etown.edu. We're here and happy to help!

Our Team

Elizabeth "Liz" Braungard '86

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

braungarde@etown.edu | 717-361-1525 | Alpha 206

Elizabeth Braungard

 

About Liz
Elizabeth A. Braungard "Liz" is the executive director in the Office of Marketing and Communications. She leads Elizabethtown College’s marketing and communications efforts including web, new media, integrated marketing, branding, graphic design and athletic communications. She also serves on the College’s senior leadership team, which is an executive advisory committee to Elizabethtown College President, Carl J. Strikwerda.

Braungard has 24 years of experience in the creation, execution and evaluation of brand management and marketing plans for a broad spectrum of institutions including higher education and financial services companies. Her expertise is in the areas of: marketing efficiency and effectiveness, strategic marketing, brand management, collaborative marketing planning and team-building. She has garnered a number of industry awards for excellence, both individually and as a team-member and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Professional Achievement by the alumni board and faculty of Elizabethtown’s Department of Communications.

Braungard earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Elizabethtown College. In addition, she earned a certificate from the Bank Marketing Association’s School of Bank Marketing at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Elizabeth Harvey '11

Communications Manager

harveye@etown.edu | 717-361-6412 | Alpha 207

Elizabeth Harvey

 

About Elizabeth
It’s all about teaching and learning. I’m the veteran on the Office of Marketing and Communications team, having joined the College several years back after a two-decade career as a journalist and columnist with Lancaster (Pa.) Newspapers. In addition to being the communications manager in OMC and the news editor for E-town NOW -- the College’s online newsroom -- I also attend classes through Elizabethtown’s School for Continuing Education and Professional Studies. This dual role gives me a unique connection – a bit of common ground – as I work with and mentor a staff of talented student writers. My goal, each day, is to keep the campus and community informed about the great things happening at Elizabethtown College and the fantastic achievements of our students and faculty and staff members.

Mike Ishman

Digital Marketing Specialist

ishmanm@etown.edu | 717-361-1464 | Alpha 210

Mike Ishman

 

About Mike
I joined E-Town in 2018 after spending four years in the non-profit world, working in digital marketing and advertising. I graduated from Clarion University in 2009, where I completed a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. I’ve dabbled in journalism, helping to cover the happenings of small-town Pennsylvania. I love to write and enjoy being able to use my skills to help brands connect with their constituents online. I work closely with the Office of Admissions at Elizabethtown College to help achieve their digital recruitment goals and showcase what E-Town has to offer.

Holly Landis

Web Content and Social Media Manager

landish@etown.edu | 717-361-1537 | Alpha 210

Holy Landis

Areas of Expertise

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Paid Digital Advertising (PPC)
  • Digital Advertising Strategy
  • Social Media & Content Marketing

About Holly
I joined E-town in 2016 with a background in digital marketing, advertising and content writing. I completed a bachelor's degree in history at the University of Sheffield, located in the United Kingdom, and have experience in publishing, higher education, and digital agency work. I also have certifications in Google Analytics, SEO, PPC and Social Media. At the College, I work with our academic departments to manage their websites. I also implement new digital advertising strategies for the departments and the College, as well as managing the College's social media accounts. College is a transformative experience for students, and I feel privileged to be a part of that at E-town.

Myla Merkel

Marketing Support Administrator

merkelm@etown.edu | 717-361-1526 | Alpha 207

Myla Merkel

Areas of Expertise

  • Photography Coordination
  • Project Management
  • Campus News
  • Budget/Invoices
  • Marketing Support

About Myla
I come to Elizabethtown College with 10 years of experience in diverse areas of journalism, marketing, and design. I’ve dabbled in it all! Previously, I’ve held marketing positions at a small academic publisher in Hershey and a large Presbyterian church in Lancaster as well as a freelance writer for local weekly newspaper. Living right down the street, E-town college has been a part of my community for 7 years and it’s exciting to get to know the college from an inside perspective. My focus in the OMC is offering general support for the department through project management, photography coordination, and budget management…amongst other things. I have a lot to learn and a lot of ideas to offer and I’m excited to bring those aspects to the Blue Jay family.

Wendy Sheaffer

Director of Creative Services

sheafferw@etown.edu | 717-361-1143 | Alpha 204A

Wendy Sheaffer

 

About Wendy
I came to Elizabethtown College in 2011 following 10 years of creative design growth in corporate, freelance and higher education settings. My love for design and visual expression stems from a passion to create while solving problems. Being able to turn a sketch or vision in my head into a fully functional marketing piece is challenging—but never impossible! My primary role as the Director of Creative Services is to manage the visual image and brand of Elizabethtown College. This includes providing graphic design support for marketing and brand initiatives. Specifically, my days are spent consulting with clients, recommending creative strategies, designing marketing/advertising collateral, and partnering with outside resources such as photographers and print vendors.

Lindsay Smuck '17

Print and Web Designer

smuckl@etown.edu | 717-361-1268 | Alpha 207

Lindsay Smuck

Areas of Expertise

  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • Web Design
  • Email Campaigns

About Lindsay
Starting with a bachelor's degree in communication design from Kutztown University and background in digital pre-press production, I am thrilled to have found a home at Elizabethtown College. I enjoy designing print materials and web components to bring awareness to and enhance a client's project. Some of my other responsibilities as print and web designer are to coordinate projects with print vendors, update web content and provide support on website restructures. The possibilities are endless when you combine print and web design, but the true art of communicating through both mediums is discovering the most effective mix of each to speak to your audience.