William R. Faust

Internal Communications Intern, Ameriprise Financial

Writing Samples


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The following are some writing samples from the two semesters I spent as a reporter for TommieMedia, the student-run news organization at the University of St. Thomas. This experience was invaluable in the development of my written and oral communication skills. These samples highlight some of my favorite news and sports articles among the many I have written.


Longtime St. Thomas employee Bob Douglas examines plants in the school greenhouse.

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TommieMedia

Bob Douglas, longtime St. Thomas employee, retires

This is a feature I wrote about longtime St. Thomas employee Bob Douglas, who retired in the spring of 2015 after nearly 38 years at the school. Originally published on May 11, 2015.

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Linda Baughman-Terry, dean of students at the University of St. Thomas.

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Linda Baughman-Terry set to become new dean of students

This is an article I wrote about Linda Baughman-Terry taking over as the new dean of students at St. Thomas in September 2015. Originally published on Sept. 20, 2015.

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St. Thomas freshman running back Tucker Trettel evades defenders against Carleton on Nov. 7, 2015.

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Football runs in the family for St. Thomas freshman

This is a feature I wrote about St. Thomas freshman running back Tucker Trettel, who made significant contributions on a very talented team. Originally published on Nov. 22, 2015.

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St. Thomas junior Miles Stockman-Willis battles a Concordia-Moorhead player for control of the ball in a game from September 2015.

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TommieMedia

Men’s soccer trounces Concordia-Moorhead

This is an article I wrote while covering a St. Thomas men’s soccer game against Concordia-Moorhead in the fall of 2015. Originally published on Sept. 29, 2015.

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Graphic illustrating the St. Thomas Career Development Center’s use of social media.

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Career Development Center among nation’s best for social media use

This is an article I wrote about the Career Development Center at St. Thomas ranking eighth nationally for use of social media to engage students. Originally published on Sept. 28, 2015.

View the Career Development Center article