Students receive honors for PR
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 12:16 pm
The Messenger 05.24.10
Public relations and visual communication students in the University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Communications received awards at the annual Public Relations Society of America Student Vox Awards competition sponsored by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Seven students and two faculty members attended the recent awards luncheon in Memphis.
The students received top honors with three Vox awards for a newsletter, a public relations research project and a viral video for the web.
They also received three Gold awards for a newsletter, a brochure and a social media advertising campaign.
A group of public relations majors received a Vox Award for a research project conducted for the Country Pet Resort and Spa in Martin. Mary Unger and Tara Bea, both of Martin; Matt Byers of Paris; Erica Davis of Bells; Erin Larkins of Burns; Josh Weiss of Germantown; and Becca Wilkinson of Old Hickory worked on the project.
Rebecca Alsup of Prospect received a Vox award for her UT Martin Public Relations Student Society of American chapter newsletter. She also received a Gold Award for her Alpha Delta Pi brochure.
Danny Hussey of Counce received a Vox Award for his “UT Martin Recycles” viral web video.
Brandy Hardy of Clarksville received a Gold Award for her UT Martin Vegetarian Society Newsletter.
A group of public relations, news editorial and visual communication students received a Gold Award for a YouTube advertising campaign proposal created for the UT Martin Office of University Relations. Weiss; Regina Emery of Indian Mound; Ashley Strader Ballard of Murfreesboro; David Deaton of McKenzie; Brent Harris of Martin; Reuben Harris of Fayetteville; Laura McFall of Cordova; and Kaylin Bishop of Union City; worked on the campaign proposal.
The Student Vox competition included entries in a number of categories ranging from research projects and campaigns to individual print and Web projects. A Vox Award was given to the one entry considered to be the most outstanding in each category. Gold awards were given to entries that demonstrated high-caliber work.
The Memphis chapter of PRSA sponsored the Student Vox competition.
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