Raschelle Casebier is the newest team member of the Mid-America Union Conference Communication Department. She graduated from Union College in December 2013 with a BA in communication with emphasis in public relations and a minor in graphic design. Casebier began her work in January, assisting with proofreading, writing, photography, web design and special projects.

Thomas L. Lemon, president of the Mid-America Union, said, “We are very pleased to have Raschelle join our communication team, both because of her skills and creativity and also because we want to be intentional about empowering young adults to serve in important roles.”

Casebier grew up in Seattle, Washington where her parents, Don and Loree Casebier, currently live and work. Her older brother, Darrell, is married to Melissa and works as a nurse in Seattle. Casebier went to Auburn Academy then attended college in Washington for two years before deciding to finish her degree at an Adventist college. She chose Union College because of its strong communication program.

“I heard a lot of good things about it,” said Casebier. “And I had amazing experiences at Union—from working for Verna Blankenship in the Division of Business and Computer Science as their student public relations coordinator to working for Marketing Communications as a student graphic designer.” She also has a passion for art and volunteers at the Noyes Art Gallery where some of her artwork is displayed.

Casebier has concluded that Lincoln is an ideal place to live. “I’ve been here over two years and love it. There are so many wonderful people and networking opportunities,” she said. “Working for the Mid-America Union will be a valuable opportunity as I grow as a young communicator.“