“The flat path is easy, but for the inspired there is a spirit that kindles a desire to climb higher,” reads WKU’s website.
Aurelia Spaulding, communications and marketing coordinator in Western Kentucky University’s Division of Public Affairs, believes that we can make a difference through marketing, and good content contributes to someone knowing the information they need to choose their path to success—to climb higher.
In Public Affairs, Aurelia collaborates with academic and student affairs offices to develop strategies to support recruitment and make students aware of, understand how to utilize, and have the opportunity take advantage of programs and services. She advocates for students and the awareness of resources that encompass their journey to the top.
Aurelia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a Master of Public Administration from WKU. She teaches leadership, university experience and social justice, and serves as an advisor for Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority and Mt. Zion College Ministry.
Working collaboratively is a strength of Aurelia’s and remains evident in her personal life.
As an Eleventh Street Baptist Church member, she co-leads Precious Praise. She serves as Light of Chance’s Board of Directors Chair and board member for Curbside Ministries and the Housing Authority of Bowling Green’s W.R.O.T.E. program. She also coordinates events and communicates information as a member of the NAACP, Black Leaders Advocating for Community and Sexual Assault Prevention Month planning committee.
Aurelia teaches outstanding young leaders in the WKU Center for Gifted Studies’ Super Saturday and co-founded Living as Leaders, a leadership program for girls in partnership with LIFE Mentoring Program. Aurelia organizes collection drives yearly. Recently, she sought support for a journal drive for Hope Harbor for sexual assault survivors. Thanks to generous supporters, more than 100 journals and $330 for clothing was collected.