Corban University is excited to announce Kayli Hanley (’14) as the recipient of our Young Alumni Award for 2019!

Kayli graduated from Corban in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Even before she graduated, Kayli began utilizing her gifts in communications and public speaking as she served on the student newspaper and yearbook staff, interned with Corban’s advancement department, and engaged in several public speaking events for the University, including the Scholarship Luncheon.

After graduation, Kayli applied for a communications coordinator position with the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) and was hired. During her time there, she was promoted to director of communications and oversaw both internal and external communications for the organization.

After serving at the OCA for almost two years, Kayli moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where she accepted a position as copy writer and content specialist at Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply. Several months later, she was promoted to public relations specialist. During her time there, she wrote blog posts and feature articles, developed marketing campaigns, planned events, and created web content to promote the organization and its products.

In January 2018, Kayli accepted a position with Mayo Clinic as a communications associate. In 2019, she was promoted to communications specialist. Her responsibilities include helping develop and execute communication plans and serving as the digital editor for Mayo Clinic Magazine.

Kayli’s writing and public relations skills have garnered several awards and accolades, including the 2017 TOCA Merit Award (Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association) and the Copper Anvil Award from the Phoenix chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for her work in planning, improving, executing, and facilitating a professional development and networking event (2017).

Kayli has also demonstrated a commitment to service and volunteerism, having served as an active member of her church in children’s ministry and other areas, and with her community’s Make-A-Wish chapter. She is also an avid equestrian, and enjoys riding her Quarter Horse, Skeeter.

Kayli is married to Corban alum Jarred Hanley (’12, Health Science), and they both live in Arizona with their dog, Lady. Jarred is a DMD Candidate at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Dr. Marty Trammell says of Kayli, “Many young alumni deserve this award, but Kayli’s compassion, professional accomplishments, and efforts to make a difference in the world for

Jesus Christ epitomize what the Bible means when it employs the word ‘Corban.’ Her marriage, family life, and professional efforts regularly demonstrate her dedication to God.”

Lacy Ravencraft, a Marketing Project Manager for Northern Arizona University, says this about Kayli: “She is humble, gracious, intelligent, hard-working, and committed. She puts her family and faith first, and supports others through her faith in good times and turbulent ones. Her resolve in maintaining her faith and a positive attitude is truly inspiring.”

Join us in congratulating Kayli Hanley for her well-deserved receipt of this award.

Learn more about Corban’s Alumni Awards! Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, with awards given in two categories – Young Alumni and Distinguished Alumni. Submit a nomination here.