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Ruthie Counter

Ruthie Counter
Title: Staff Writer/Part-time Instructor
Marketing and Public Relations/Fine and Applied Arts
Office: X128
Email: rcounter@parkland.edu

BA, Journalism, Butler University
BA, French, Butler University
MS, Marketing and Communication, Franklin University 

Gary, Indiana native Ruthie Counter never met the late pop icon Michael Jackson (as she's often asked), but she has enjoyed his music since she was three! She's also a big fan of Parkland College, where she has worked as a marketing writer since 2003. "Bragging about this college to the world is a no-brainer; there are just too many good things to say about its students, staff, faculty, services, and academic programs!"

If she weren't writing for a living, Ruthie would probably be a professional singer...or perhaps she's just dreaming? Oh well, at least it's a fun pastime, along with reading for inspiration (the Bible is a favorite), songwriting, and exercise. She LOVES to laugh, especially with her husband and two adult children. You might find her hanging out with friends at some downtown Champaign restaurant or shop. Her advice: "Someone may throw negativity your way, but it doesn't mean you have to catch it!" :-)

Contact Information

Parkland College
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217.351.2200
Toll Free: 800.346.8089


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