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Powers Chris

Chris Powers

Social Media Marketing Specialist

Name:Chris Powers
Address:Grand Rapids, MI
Phone:(616) 965-6725

I am a designer, social media marketing specialist, web developer, and layout artist. I was the Web Editor and Layout Editor at The Collegiate, Grand Rapids Community College’s student newspaper. I currently tutor in the open computer lab on campus. I am seeking my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Ferris State University on the Grand Rapids campus.


2015 - present

Ferris State University

Bachelor’s of Arts, Computer Information Systems

2011 - 2016

Grand Rapids Community College

Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts, 2016
Web Tech Support Certificate, 2012
Web Design & Development Certificate, 2012
Dean’s List


1994 - 1998

Catholic Central High School

Grand Rapids, MI


May 2017 - present

Pastry Team USA

Social Media Marketing Specialist

Manage social media content for the United States team for the World Pastry Cup (Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie). Take and post pictures at events, develop strategy to drive traffic to the website, write press release-style copy for website.

September 2014 - present

Grand Rapids Community College

Open Computer Lab Student Tutor

Tutor one-on-one and drop-in students in a variety of computer-related subjects including web design, web applications, database design and development, Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, and Windows 7 and 10.

September 2012 - May 2016

The Collegiate

Web Editor/Page Designer

As Web Editor, overhauled website for Grand Rapids Community College’s student newspaper to new template, updating colors to match school’s website, promoting increase of social media and overall web savvy to other student leaders. Provide first line tech support and training for staff. Lead Page Designer for print newspaper and end of semester magazine including managing other designers. Write technology and political articles as desired.

2008 - 2012

Wikia, Inc.

Volunteer Administrator

Helped build community from scratch using social media, message boards and other viral marketing. Wrote or co-wrote the first versions of over 150 pages including several community guidelines. Created or adapted many of the templates that are in use on the site. Created identity package, including color scheme, logo and other design elements.

1998 - 2006

Boy Scouts of America

Volunteer leader

Assistant Scoutmaster           1998-2006

Scoutmaster                                 2006-2008

Contact info
AddressGrand Rapids, MI
Phone(616) 965-6725

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