Marcelle Rathle Naman
Marcelle Rathle Naman joined Spring Hill College Communication Arts department as a part-time faculty member in 2013. She teaches CMM 150, Introduction to Public Speaking and CMM 225, Communication for Nonprofits. With about 25 years of experience in the field of Public Relations, she is the current Director of Development for St. Mary Parish in Mobile. Charged with recruitment, public relations, fundraising and strategic planning, she oversees development for both St. Mary Catholic School and St. Mary Catholic Church. Her past positions include Director of The Archibald Senior Center in Montgomery and Director of Volunteers and Public Relations for St. Mary's Home in Mobile. She has a Master’s Degree in Communication Research and Public Relations from The University of South Alabama where she completed her thesis on The Effects of Negative Political Direct Comparative Television Advertisements on Voter Evaluations and Voting Decisions of Viewers in 2000. She has a BA in Tourism and Commercial Recreation and a Business minor, also from USA. As a student, she interned with The Walt Disney World College Program and The Senior Bowl. She is the 2003 recipient of The Association of Fundraising Professionals/Lillian C. McGowin Oustanding Fundrasing Executive, a graduate of the Leadership Mobile Graduate Class of 2003, and a member of Apha Theta Chi and Phi Kappa Phi Collegiate Honor Societies. Marcelle currently serves as a member of professional and philanthropic organizations to include: The Public Relations Council of Alabama; The Association of Fundraising Professionals; Adoption Rocks Board; McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Advisory Board; Drug Education Council; and The Junior League of Mobile. Her professional expertise and interests include Public Relations, Grant writing, Advertising, Marketing, Publicity, Communication Research, Public Speaking, Volunteer Management, Community Outreach Education, and Photography. Her favorite personal interest is spending time with her family including her husband Judge Edmond Naman and their two children, Blaize and Mathilde.