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Megan Zahneis

Alumni of Miami University
I am a writer and public speaker committed to telling stories and giving a voice to the unheard.
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Megan Zahneis receives 2019 AHEAD Student Recognition Award

Zahneis, of West Chester, Ohio (45069) received the 2019 AHEAD Student Recognition Award on July 13 at the organization's annual conference in Boston. AHEAD, The Association for Higher Education a...

August, 22 2019 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Awarded Degree from Miami University

Zahneis of West Chester was among more than 3,800 students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Millett Hall. Zahneis graduated...

July, 18 2019 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Named To President's List at Miami University

Megan Zahneis was named to the Miami University spring 2019 president's list. Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for s...

June, 28 2019 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Awarded President's Distinguished Service Award

Miami University student Megan Zahneis is one of 18 seniors awarded this year's President's Distinguished Service Award. Zahneis, from West Chester is majoring in Journalism and Interactive Media S...

April, 11 2019 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Named To President's List at Miami University

Megan Zahneis was named to the Miami University fall 2018 president's list. Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for fir...

February, 05 2019 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Named To President's List at Miami University

Megan Zahneis was named to the Miami University spring 2018 president's list. Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for s...

June, 28 2018 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Named To President's List at Miami University

Megan Zahneis was named to the Miami University fall 2017 president's list. Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for fir...

January, 26 2018 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Named To President's List at Miami University

Megan Zahneis was named to the Miami University spring 2017 president's list. Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for s...

June, 19 2017 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Awarded Mark of Excellence

Megan Zahneis was one of 15 Miami University students recently recognized at the annual Mark of Excellence competition of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Students in SPJ's Region 4,...

April, 06 2017 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Named To President's List at Miami University

Megan Zahneis was named to the Miami University fall 2016 president's list. Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for for...

January, 23 2017 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Named To President's List at Miami University

Megan Zahneis was named to the Miami University spring 2016 president's list. Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for s...

June, 30 2016 - Verified by Miami University
Miami University Student Megan Zahneis Featured in Local Media

Miami University student Megan Zahneis is featured in the Journal-News. Zahneis is working on her Bachelor of Art, majoring in Journalism. She is a first-year student. Read her story in the Journ...

March, 11 2016 - Verified by Miami University
Miami University Student Megan Zahneis Named 2016 Graeme Clark Scholar

Miami University first-year student Megan Zahneis has been awarded a 2016 Graeme Clark Scholarship. The 14th annual Graeme Clark and 5th annual Anders Tjellstrom scholarships are awarded by Cochle...

March, 10 2016 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Named To President's List at Miami University

Megan Zahneis was named to the Miami University president's list. Miami University students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average for first semester 2015-2016 have been named to the presi...

January, 22 2016 - Verified by Miami University
Miami University Student Megan Zahneis Featured in National Media

Miami University student Megan Zahneis is featured in the Huffington Post. Zahneis is working on her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. She is a first-year student. Read her story in the H...

January, 06 2016 - Verified by Miami University
Megan Zahneis Picks Miami University

Local resident Megan Zahneis is one of more than 3,700 Cincinnati area high school students who has chosen to study at Miami University in southwest Ohio. Recently ranked by U.S. News and World Re...

September, 14 2015 - Verified by Miami University
Miami University First-Year Student Featured in Local Newspaper

Miami University incoming first-year student Megan Zahneis was featured in her local newspaper. Zahneis is working on her Bachelor of Art, majoring in Journalism. Read her story in the Cincinnati...

July, 16 2015 - Verified by Miami University
Ohio Youth Leadership Forum
After attending OYLF, a four-day conference for high school students with disabilities, as a student delegate in the summer of 2014, I returned to the program as staff. As a member of the core planning staff, I oversee communications for the Forum, assist in curriculum planning and logistics, and serve as a small group counselor during the Forum itself.
Summer 2017 - Miami University
University Academic Scholars Program
Spring 2016 - Miami University
The Miami Student
Fall 2015 - Fall 2017 - Miami University
Students with Disabilities Advisory Council
Work to raise awareness of disability culture on Miami University campus; helped develop branding for new organization, including writing mission statement and constitution, producing logo and promotional materials, and planning events. SDAC was named Outstanding New Student Organization by Miami University Student Affairs for the 2016-17 academic year.
Fall 2015 - Fall 2017 - Miami University
Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute
I completed a yearlong Leadership Certificate Program through the Wilks Institute and was also selected as one of 75 participants in the Institute's Scholar Leader Living-Learning Community for 2016-17.
Fall 2015 - Miami University
National Honor Society
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 - Lakota West High School
'Odyssey' Yearbook
I was co-editor in chief of the school's yearbook and helped coordinate and design over 100 pages of content.
Fall 2014 - Summer 2015 - Lakota West High School
Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation
I organized an annual memorial book drive for Cincinnati Children’s in over 25 local schools for six years. Each year, we brought in over $5,000 in donations and delivered them to the Child Life department at the hospital just in time to brighten patients' holiday season.
Summer 2009 - Winter 2015-2016 - Lakota West High School
Intern at Wordsworth Communications
June 2017 - Present
Special Projects Manager at The Miami Student
February 2017 - Present
Editorial Intern at The Mighty
At The Mighty, I wrote and produced news briefs and features on happenings in the disability community and used social media analytics to promote my work. I also assisted with outreach to The Mighty's vast contributor network and edited user submissions.
May 2016 - August 2016
Contributor at The Huffington Post
January 2016 - Present
News Editor at The Miami Student
I source, assign and edit news stories, coach fellow writers and assist with editorial decisions and processes.
August 2015 - Present
Lakota West High School National Honor Society President at Lakota Local Schools
As the student-voted president of Lakota West's National Honor Society chapter, I planned and oversaw meetings and volunteer events for the 80-member group. Projects I assisted in included a schoolwide fundraiser for the American Heart Association and a video compilation of tips for incoming high school first-years.
August 2014 - June 2015
Correspondent at Major League Baseball
As a freshman in high school, I was offered a position by Commissioner of Major League Baseball as only Youth Correspondent in history. I have since been promoted to Correspondent and attend various events such as Spring Training, MLB All-Star Game and World Series, writing about my experiences and interview subjects for my column on MLB.com.
October 2011 - Present
Correspondent at Major League Baseball Advanced Media
As a freshman in high school, I was offered a position by Commissioner of Major League Baseball as only Youth Correspondent in history. I have since been promoted to Correspondent and attend various events such as Spring Training, MLB All-Star Game and World Series, writing about my experiences and interview subjects for my column on MLB.com.
October 2011 - Present
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