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Stephanie Smith

Social Media and Design Coordinator
Communications, Marketing and External Relations
HLH 311 D
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
(402) 472-5265
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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D.

Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador Certificate, College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Expertise
  • Social Media Content
  • News Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media and Design Coordinator, 2017
CliftonStrengths ®
  • Developer
  • Maximizer
  • Individualization
  • Empathy
  • Relator

Stephanie Smith (she/her/hers) is the social media and design coordinator for the Nebraska College of Business Communications, Marketing and External Relations team. She creates and manages content and works to build community on the College of Business social media accounts as well as leads a social media team of interns and staff, writes articles, designs marketing and communications materials for print and web, collaborates with university partners as well as manages content displaying on the college's digital signs. 

Before joining Nebraska Business in 2017 — just days before Howard L. Hawks Hall opened — she worked in newspaper editing, writing and page design, nonprofit communications and marketing, and in website and social media content management for news organizations around the nation and the world. Her employers included the Lincoln Journal Star in Nebraska, Rapid City Journal Media Group in South Dakota, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Florida, and Stars and Stripes in Washington, D.C., Germany and Japan. 

Raised in an Air Force family, she lived all over the United States and in Germany as a child. She graduated from Papillion LaVista High School in Papillion, Nebraska. She first studied at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D., then transferred to South Dakota State University, where she was the first in her family to earn a bachelor's degree: a B.A. in journalism with minors in German and sociology. All these changes ultimately prepared Stephanie for a career in the ever-changing area of social media.  


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Selected Stories Written
Selected College-Wide Presentations
  • "Digital Signage 101," University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • "Twitter 101: A Beginner's Guide," University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • "Twitter 201: Engaging with Others," University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • "Instagram 101 and 201," University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017, 2018, 2019
Internal Service

University of Nebraska System Digital Sign Committee, 2023-present

College of Business Student of Month Committee, 2022-present

Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador, College of Business, 2021-present

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Visual Communicators Network, 2017-present

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Social Media Partner, 2017-present

External Service

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards Judge in design categories for print design, publications and specialty projects, 2020, 2022, 2023

Individual Awards
  • Dean's Coin, 2020, 2021
Team Awards
  • CASE District VI Gold Award, Best Uses of Social Media, 2020, 2019
  • American Marketing Association-Lincoln Chapter, Prism Awards: DEI Nonprofit Marketing and In-Person Event Nonprofit Marketing, 2023
Selected Media Placement