University Communications, students honored by PRSA


StaffatCrystalAwardsThe Office of University Communications recently was recognized with a Crystal Award from the West Virginia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

The award was for the university’s Best. Decision. Ever. commercial, which aired locally and nationally on television and was shown during Marshall home football and basketball games. The spot was selected as the winner in the audiovisual presentation/non-profit category.

University Communications also received an honorable mention for its campaign last summer and fall to select and unveil a new look for university mascot Marco.

In the student category, Marshall’s Public Relations Campaign Management class (JMC439/539) was recognized for campaigns it developed for River Valley Child Development Services and the university’s Department of Housing and Residence Life.

The awards were presented at the chapter’s annual Crystal Awards Gala held June 18 in Charleston. The event honored outstanding public relations campaigns and projects undertaken in 2013.

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Photo: University Communications staff members Tiffany Bajus, Rhonda Frye and Mallory Jarrell attended the Crystal Awards Gala of the Public Relations Society of America.