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Eleven students in the Public Relations program, a specialization within the Department of Communication Studies, brought home a total of 17 awards at the state conference of the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) on April 20.
Hosted by the East Alabama chapter of the PRCA and held at Auburn University, the annual conference culminated in a Medallions Awards Gala, honoring both professionals and students for their work in the field.
UAB’s winning students brought home four Medallion Awards, six Awards for Excellence and six Awards of Merit. The Medallion Award is the highest honor given at the event; UAB received one last year.
“These students have worked incredibly hard to complete the public relations curriculum over the last two years,” said Jacque Shaia, director of the Public Relations program. “These awards, from a nationally recognized organization such as PRCA, recognize the professional quality of the work of these students and virtually assure them of good jobs and success in this field. It has been my pleasure to work with these talented young professionals. I am very proud of them.”
Medallion AwardsKrina Patel: “The Red Barn Social Media Campaign”
Katie Renshaw: “Produce Results”
Elizabeth Chaney: Position Paper on Food Deserts”
Jared Jones: “Meet Maacah Davis”
Award of ExcellenceLucie Davis: “The Green Seed”
Lucie Davis: “Return of Vinyl”
Lucie Davis: “Syndication Lounge”
Katie Renshaw: “Just Keep Smiling”
Katie Renshaw: “Raising Issues and Raising Hairs in the Magic City”
Katie Renshaw: “Just Keep Smiling Backgrounder”
Elizabeth Chaney: “Magic City Agriculture Disaster”
Award of MeritKrina Patel: “The Red Barn Proposal”
Jessica Griggs: “ Transforming the World Through Talents and Teamwork”
Jessica Griggs: “Roots, Relationships and Resources”
Charles Cronin: “Calling All Neighbors”
Charles Cronin: “Between Graduation Lines”
Elizabeth Chaney: “Suicides Within Characters”