Tayla Vannelli – Editor-in-Chief

Tayla Vannelli is a junior at Shorter University and is double majoring in English and general business. Tayla is applying to missionary organizations in Germany for after she graduates. Her ultimate goal is to be a published novelist. If it’s sunny outside, don’t bother looking for her indoors… or at any address you have written down for her. She’s probably moved to a different state by now. 

Isabel Borgers – Assistant Editor

Isabel Borgers is a Sophomore English Major from Rome, Georgia. She began taking classes at Shorter through Dual-Enrollment and is now enrolled full time. When she isn’t reading, she is writing poetry, listening to movie soundtracks, spending time with family, or playing clarinet. Isabel isn’t yet certain of what she plans to do after college. She is considering becoming a children’s author. She currently works in the Children’s Department of the Rome Library.

Emalyn Sharp – Assistant Editor

Emalyn Sharp is a Junior at Shorter University and is double majoring in English and Liberal Arts. She enjoys writing, criticizing literature, and editing, and can be constantly found with a tumbler full of peppermint tea.

Morgan Maxwell

Morgan Maxwell is a senior Biochemistry major with a double minor in Art and Biology from Rome, Ga. He is a member of The Chimes, president of Alpha Chi Honors Society, and president of the Student Art League at Shorter. Morgan enjoys sipping coffee while experimenting with various artistic media.


Marea Groce

Marea Groce grew up in Africa and lived there for fifteen years. She came back to the United States for college at Shorter University. She is currently working on her English Major with an Art Minor. She has had photos published in the Chimes Magazine. With how much Marea Groce has traveled, she feels like a citizen of the globe. She hopes to become a writer and an English professor in the future. She also hopes that God sends her overseas after college. She loves creativity that includes photography, writing, and art.

Leighann Summers

Leighann Summers is a sophomore Biology major at Shorter University. She’s passionate about spending time with friends and spreading happiness to those she meets. Working with the talented people on The Chimes is an amazing opportunity that she will cherish always.

Contessa Heiskell

My name is Contessa Heiskell. I am a sophomore English major and Christian Studies minor. I am from Powder Springs, Georgia. I enjoy reading, photography, journaling, and spending time with my friends and family. I am so thankful for this opportunity God has given me to study at Shorter and be a part of the Chimes.

Sierra Withers

Sierra Withers is a Psychology major and a double minor in Professional Writing and Graphic Design. She hopes to be the author of many novels. In her free time she loves digital art, writing, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Fabrice Poussin – Faculty Advisor

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels, poetry, and photography, his work has appeared in more than 500 publications worldwide. He frequently travels to the American West to find the solace which those magnificent lands provide. There he finds inspiration for his art and a simpler lifestyle.