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Students Earn 13 Prism Awards at PRSA Banquet


JONESBORO – Thirteen students from Arkansas State University’s College of Media and Communication received awards in the student division at the 2015 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Prism recognition ceremony last week at Little Rock’s Heifer International.  The event marked the 30th anniversary of the prestigious awards.
Representing Arkansas State was Lisa Ball Moskal, strategic communications instructor and adviser for the A-State student chapter of PRSSA. Several A-State students, some with joint entries, attended the banquet.
“I'm excited to see the majority of our awards this year set us apart as leading the effort in ‘non-traditional’ public relations media and integrated publicity efforts/design, including infographic, logo design, PR advertising and interactive/A-V/social media” said Moskal.  “I believe this shows we are moving in the right direction with our curriculum efforts in relationship to industry practices and requirements.”
The 2015 Prism winners from Arkansas State are: 
Special purpose one-time publication: WolfLife Campus Ministry—Rebekah Hickman of Bay.
•         Signage and recognition pieces: Ridgefield Christian School Enrollment Billboard—Audrey Tyner of Jonesboro.
•         Newsletter: A-State Annual Alumni Newsletter—Lily Adjei of Ghana; Yulia Rufimskaya of Monino, Russia.
•         Infographic: Hispanic Community Services, Inc. (HCSI) Infographic—Jennifer Thompson of Paragould.
•         Logo: Hispanic Community Services, Inc. (HCSI) Logo—Jennifer Thompson of Paragould.
•         Promotional pieces: Hispanic Community Services, Inc. (HCSI) Steak Dinner Promo—Jennifer Thompson of Paragould.
•         Other: RD Racing T-shirt Proposal—Jennifer Thompson of Paragould; Morgan Hedrick of Dexter, Mo.; Ethan Lewellen of Ashdown; and Kamran Pathan of Jonesboro.
•         Special events: Walk ’n Roll—Tilda Helgesson of Ahus, Sweden; Jana Chamblee of Cabot.
•         Communication Campaigns: “Express 360: Integrated Marketing Communications Plan”—Skylar Cothren of Ward; Lisha Earhart of Bryant; Rebekah Hickman of Bay; Melody Rainwater of Paragould.
•         Public relations advertising:  “Up ’til Dawn” Event Flyer—Skylar Cothren of Ward.
The Arkansas Chapter of PRSA fosters the growth of the public relations industry. Student Prism awards give students an opportunity to showcase their talents and efforts to the members of the professional society. Students at Arkansas universities and colleges are given awards for outstanding work in communications, journalism and public relations.


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