Ansley Welchel, APRInstructor, Communication
Unit: Communication, College of Communication and Fine Arts
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
Teaching & Education
Welchel currently teaches courses in Public Relations and Communication; Her classes involve collaborative, hands-on learning with a focus on strategy and creative problem-solving in the context of real-world application.
B.A. in Journalism, North Greenville College
M.M.C. University of South Carolina, Integrated Marketing concentration
Welchel brings more than 20 years of professional experience into the classroom. With a professional background in full-service marketing communications agencies, public relations agencies and her own independent consultancy, she has worked with clients managing the public relations and strategic communication efforts for national, regional, and local brands spanning a variety of markets and not-for-profit sectors. She taught at North Greenville for 14 years as an adjunct professor prior to joining the full-time faculty in 2021.
Accredited in Public Relations (APR) by the Universal Accreditation Board (2008)
Public Relations Society of America – South Carolina Chapter and national Educators Academy
International Association of Business Communicators
As an alumna of North Greenville, I clearly remember sitting in my first communication course as a student here and listening to the professor read John 1:1 during the first class, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” I had sensed a direction toward a career in communication prior, but God used that moment in a classroom to solidify His calling on my life and impressed on me that if He would use the “Word” as a name for Himself, then surely all of my words should be used bring glory to Him and guide others in doing the same.
Though God will always guide those kind of lightbulb moments in a classroom, it is my privilege to use my skills and experiences to help create the setting for excellent learning to take place. I try to engage my students with practical, collaborative teaching to help them understand the wide variety of opportunities available in this fascinating field while preparing them for a rapidly changing profession.
I am more passionate than ever about guiding and training future professionals who make an impact on their circles of influence for Christ through the words they speak and write. It is my desire that the communication knowledge students gain in my classes will help further their success no matter their chosen field.
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