Debbie Nelson and Associates (DNA) has added two new members to its staff. Emily Kosa, of Greenville SC, has been named public relations assistant. In May, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages (Spanish). Kosa was the president of Lambda Pi Eta, the honors society of the National Communication Association, and served as the secretary of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization. She has completed three internships, including Artisphere: The International Arts Festival of Greenville and Clemson University’s Littlejohn Coliseum.

Whitney Howell, of Greenville SC, returns to DNA for a second summer as an intern. Howell, a rising senior at the University of South Carolina and a Dean’s list student, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Psychology. She is vice president of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a community service sorority.

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