Painter, Hapney recognized by West Virginia public relations group


GinnyPainterGinny Painter, Communications Director for the Marshall University Research Corporation, and Dr. Terry Hapney, faculty member in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, were honored recently at the annual awards dinner of the Public Relations Society of America, West Virginia Chapter.

Painter was recognized with a TriCrystal Award, an award presented to the nine members in the chapter’s 33-year history who have received both the groups’ highest honor, the Practitioner of the Year Award, and its Chapter Service Award, and who have served as chapter president.

TerryHapneyHapney, the adviser to the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter at Marshall, was named  Educator of the Year. Hapney’s  students have won a number of Crystal Awards as well as the  East Central District Diamond Award. He was cited for his student-centered teaching  and for his efforts to place students into excellent jobs, due largely to the portfolios they created while students at Marshall.

The awards were presented at the 2013 PRSA-West Virginia Chapter Crystal Awards Gala earlier this summer at Edgewood Country Club. The event honored outstanding public relations campaigns and projects undertaken in 2012.

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Photos: Ginny Painter (above) and Dr. Terry Hapney have been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America, West Virginia Chapter.