The Southwest Missouri Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) held its second annual dinner and awards banquet, An Evening of Stars, Nov. 15 at Wellington South, 5021 S. National Ave. Three individuals and three organizations were recognized for their contributions to the public relations profession or service to the chapter.
Jessica Clements, new media specialist at Missouri State University, received the Rising Star Award, which recognizes a professional with less than three years experience who shows dedication to the ethical and professional practice of public relations and engagement in the Southwest Missouri PRSA Chapter.
The Intrepid Award was given to Don Hendricks, director of University communications at Missouri State University. The Intrepid Award recognizes a senior practitioner with at least 10 years of experience who shows dedication to the ethical and professional practice of public relations and engagement in the Southwest Missouri PRSA Chapter.
Missouri State University received two organizational awards: the Events and Observances and the Marketing/Public Relations Campaign awards. The Events and Observances award showcases events or programs that fulfilled at least one of the organization’s public relations goals. This may include commemorations, observances, openings, celebrations or other special activities.
The Marketing/Public Relations Campaign is given for outstanding campaigns – including programs, communications or publications – that seek to fulfill the organization’s marketing or public relations goals.
Better Business Bureau serving Southwest Missouri received the Community Relations award, recognizing the organization’s programs that aim to improve relations with or seek to win the support/cooperation of, people or organizations in communities in which the sponsoring organization has an interest, need or opportunity.
Congratulations to all the award winners!