Saint Martin’s announces new media relations manager

Feb. 21, 2013

LACEY, WASHINGTON — Saint Martin’s University has welcomed Meg Nugent Dwyer as its new media relations manager.

A veteran journalist and communications professional, Dwyer spent more than 20 years as a news and features reporter for The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest daily newspaper. She covered a wide variety of beats, the most recent of which was topics, issues and trends related to health.

Dwyer comes to Saint Martin’s from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, where she served as coordinator of organizational development for Choices for Youth, a non-profit organization serving at-risk and homeless young people in St. John’s. She was part of the team responsible for the overall operation of the communications, marketing, and fund development functions of the organization.

Dwyer’s experience also includes serving as a communications coordinator for the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she developed and wrote funding proposals. She also served as a consultant-writer for various publications and organizations, including Kean Magazine, the alumni magazine for Kean University, Union, New Jersey, and as the primary health care writer for Sergeant Marketing, Montville, New Jersey.

“I am very excited to be a part of the marketing and communications team at Saint Martin’s,” says Dwyer. “I am looking forward to using my passion for writing to help spread the word about the dynamic campus community that is thriving and growing here, as the university continues to fulfill its commitment to the Catholic, Benedictine tradition.”

As media relations manager, Dwyer is a member of Saint Martin’s Office of Marketing and Communications. She will work with members of the media and members of the campus community to share news regarding the University’s accomplishments, programs and special events, and will serve as the lead writer for Insights, Saint Martin’s alumni magazine.

Dwyer holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Dwyer’s contact information is 360-412-6126 or mdwyer@stmartin.edu.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.

For additional information:

Meg Nugent Dwyer
Media relations manager
360-412-6126; MDwyer@stmartin.edu

Sarah Holdener
Director of event services
Saint Martin’s University
360-412-6140; sholdener@stmartin.edu