Emmalyne is a Consultant with Sones & White. A Louisiana-Mississippi transplant, she moved back to Jackson, Mississippi after graduating from Mississippi State University and marrying her husband Joshua in 2019. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism, with minors in Religion and Creative Writing.
Prior to joining Sones & White, Emmie worked as a Project Manager/Communication Coordinator at Joni & Friends Mississippi, a non-profit specifically serving those touched by disability. While there she designed, composed, and edited monthly e-newsletters and quarterly newsletters. She also designed and wrote sponsorship letters and packets for ministry partners and businesses, while assisting in planning, coordinating, and marketing events, running social media accounts, and taking photographs/videos.
During her undergraduate career, she was the Editor-in-Chief for the student newspaper, The Reflector, from 2017 to 2019, where she managed a staff of 60 students and produced two issues a week. She made all the final decisions for the paper including story editing, page designs, advertising rates, hiring the editorial staff, and expenditures. Under her leadership, the newspaper was awarded many honors including 1st Place in General Excellence at the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Conference and 3rd Place in Best College Newspaper at the South Eastern Journalism Conference. Prior to being editor, she was a news writer and then the news editor.
In her spare time, Emmie enjoys reading, writing, baking, volunteering, and traveling with her husband. She and her husband are active members of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church (PCA).
- 2017 South Eastern Journalism Conference College Journalist of the Year
- Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation Scholarship recipient (2016-2019)
- Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Conference 2017 1st Place News Story and 1st Place Front Page Layout, and 2018 1st Place Feature Story
- Joni & Friends Mississippi Volunteer
- Autism Clinic Volunteer
- Alumnus Magazine
- Joni & Friends
- Mississippi Magazine
- The Clarion-Ledger
- The Reflector
- USA Today
Mississippi State University, B.A. in Communication, summa cum laude, 2019
- Founder’s Scholarship – Henry Meyer Award
- President’s List 2015-2019