Lily has worked for The Maroon since the fall of 2016. She started as a contributing writer, but now works as the Assistant News Editor. She still writes not only for The Maroon, but Loyola’s magazine The Wolf as well.

You can find her staff profile for The Maroon and all of her published work here.

Excerpt from one of Lily’s published articles. Click here to read the full article.


Lily has gained valuable experience in the broadcast world by working on Loyola’s one to three minute long news segment they produce every weekday. Lily has anchored, wrote scripts, directed, produced, prompted and created graphics for The Maroon Minute. She loved getting to know every aspect that went behind creating a newscast, but enjoys telling the stories most. Below you can click on the link below each image to watch her anchor.

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Lily Rain Cummings | (918) 704-1132


The Maroon Loyola University New Orleans, LA  August 2016-Present

Assistant News Editor, Contributing Writer and Maroon Minute Contributor

  • Created, wrote and distributed articles and assignments for Staff Writers
  • Anchor, producer, prompter and content creator for the Maroon Minute

Catholic Charities Incarnate Word Head Start New Orleans, LA September 2016-Present

Teacher’s Assistant/Service Learning Volunteer

  • Enforced rules for behavior and procedures for a class of 17 3-Year-Olds
  • Developed and administered weekly homework plans and assignments

 Katie Koch Home New Orleans, LA  October 2016-Present

Part-time Employee

  • Organized showroom and manage inventory and register through ShopKeep App
  • Maintained customer and designer contacts through Excel and MailChimp

 Tulsa Drillers Minor League Baseball Tulsa, OK  April 2015-September 2016

Promotions Assistant

  • Implemented the promotional schedule, led on-field entertainment and created an exciting and involved environment for fans
  • Trained other team members and managed time and stressful situations



Loyola University New Orleans  May 2020

B.A. in Mass Communication with honors

Journalism Sequence, Minor in Graphic Design

Skiatook High School, Skiatook, OK  May 2016

4.3 GPA

Class President, Student Council Secretary and President of National Honor Society



Delta Gamma  September 2016-Present

Director of Public Relations

  • Created biannual newsletters to publish, designed promotional items for social and philanthropic events and contributed to Epsilon Phi social media platforms
  • Managed PR budget with VP Finance and VP Communication


Radio, Television and Digital News Association  August 2016-Present


  • Attended journalism workshops, RTDNA meetings and tours of news stations
  • Gained experience in the industry while making connections


Awards and Honors


  • Crescent City Scholarship
  • Jesuit Identity Scholarship
  • President’s Scholarship


  • Delta Gamma Article II Award 2017



Justin Gorski: Director of Promotions and Game Entertainment for the Tulsa Drillers: (918) 574-8315

Lisa Collins: Mass Communication Professor and Advisor: (504) 606-5843

Katie Koch: Owner and Manager of Katie Koch Home: (504) 481-9385