Debbie Nelson and Associates (DNA) has added Clemson students, Gillian Hartwig, of ­Easley, SC­, and, Kimberly Perry, of Newtown, PA, as interns. Hartwig is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Biological Sciences. Perry, a senior and Dean’s List student, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a minor in Spanish.  Aly Knight, of Lexington, SC, a senior and Dean’s List student, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies and a minor in Political Science.

Their responsibilities at DNA include writing press releases, developing marketing plans, copy editing, and various other administrative duties.  The internship program will enhance Hartwig, Perry, and Knight’s marketing skills, especially in the areas of public relations, special event planning and advertising.

DNA Creative Communications

DNA is the leading communications expert in South Carolina for nonprofit and government organizations that enhance quality of life in their communities. We build relationships with key audiences through branding, public relations, event management and online strategies. Our partners are organizations within the education, human services and sustainability sectors.

Founded in 1997, DNA has worked with more than 230 organizations and is the proud recipient of numerous awards from the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America and the American Advertising Federation. Annually, DNA offers our Live Here Give Here program and Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit educational series, featuring training and workshops for nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 864.235.0959 x2 or visit