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March 30, 2008 Guest Joy Newcom
Program: When You Did Not Expect Joy

Joy M. Newcom met her husband, Mark, when they worked as singing waiters during college. They married in 1986 and today are the proud parents of two sons, Stross and Skye. Joy teaches public relations courses at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. She also has a public relations consulting business that keeps her busy writing video scripts, planning special events and working on behalf of small local businesses and non-profit organizations.

Joy volunteers her time as a member of the Advisory Board for The Lutheran, the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and serves on the District Advisory Committee for the Forest City School District. She is also a member of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Joy graduated with a degree in journalism from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and then began a career as a communications professional. She first worked as a proofreader and editor for a typesetting company in Fort Worth before becoming the director of public relations for Color Tile, Inc. In 1989, she became the communications director for an association that supports Iowa cities and city officials.


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