Jeanne Putnam

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

 

“I love how Community Journals covers so many different subjects and how as a writer, I have been able to bring awareness to organizations and events that the general public might not be as aware of.”

 

A self-taught pianist and singer, the multi-talented Jeanne graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina Upstate in 2007, where she was also inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Lambda and Gamma Beta Phi honors societies. Her musical and academic achievements are only two examples of the perseverance of this self described go-getter; a trait also displayed in her reporting for our publications since 2012, when she mailed her resume to our offices. At the time, she had been working at Greenville Technical College for five years.

Also a true team player, she says what she is most passionate about in her work with the Journals is being part of a team that produces a quality product. “I love the people I work with. I honestly could not ask for a better group of people to work with, particularly my editors. I feel like I have the best team and bosses ever. I love to stay busy so I can help out the team as much as possible.”

Her inclination to work closely with others is also displayed in her work with nonprofits such as the Lions Club. “I love the Lions Club because of all the work they do for sight conservation. They do everything from paying for eye exams and glasses for those who cannot afford these things to buying leader dogs for the blind,” she says.

She also credits working with the Journals as the source of her increased appreciation for organizations like the Center for Developmental Services (CDS) and the Meyer Center.

“I naturally have a servant’s heart. I love to help people in any capacity that I am able to.”