Claudene Wharton

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Claudene Wharton

Communications & Senior Marketing Specialist

Summary

I have more than 30 years of experience in collaborative leadership, community engagement, government and media relations, program development and implementation, fund development and fundraising, management and strategic communications for nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education. I attribute my success to a strong work ethic, top-notch mentors and teachers, effective communication skills, and my appreciation for life and people. I enjoy finding win-win solutions to challenges and forging relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and different perspectives. 

Education

Lake Zurich High School, 1982
B.A. with Distinction, Journalism; University of Nevada, Reno; 1986
M.A., Journalism; University of Nevada, Reno; 1999

Service

Member, Southwest Truckee Meadows Citizen Advisory Board for Washoe County, 2012 - 2013 
Member, Washoe County Community Emergency Response Team, 2007 - Present
Member, then Chair, Washoe County Human Services Advisory Board, 1995 - 1998
Advisory Board Member, The Ridge House,1994 - 1997

News & Journal Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

Newsletters
4-H 4 Nevada Vol 20, Iss 1
Quarterly newsletter covering: members making COVID mask; keeping member engaged; Q&A with past rodeo queen; and volunteer Jerry Holliday is making a difference.
Alfaro, H., Kozsan, T., Wharton, C. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
4-H 4 Nevada Volume 20, Issue 2
Quarterly newsletter covering: 4-H fall activities, cultural awareness through culinary arts, wild horse adoptions, volunteer highlights and former 4-Her Q&A
Alfaro, H., Kozsan, T., Wharton, C. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter
Expanding Knowledge in Clark County | Vol 20, Issue 02
Providing updates on the programs and impacts Extension has in Clark County. This issue includes how Extension is supporting the aging population, news about the new beekeeping program, the impact of Healthy Steps to Freedom, 4-H's Vote Your Voice, expert advice on preventing falls, and new Advisory Council members
Lemieux, S., Malloy, M., Wharton, C. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter
Expanding Knowledge in Clark County | Vol 20, Issue 01
Providing updates on the programs and impacts Extension has in Clark County. This issue includes Extension's response to the needs of small businesses, virtual youth programming, reliable advice during COVID-19, and an introduction to Sheila Bray.
Malloy, M. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno