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MavPR brings home 6 awards, named among nations top public relations student chapters


Published: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014 11:01


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MaverickPR brings home 6 awards at Public Relations Student Society of America conference

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been recognized dozens of times at Public Relations Student Society of America national conferences. At the 2013 Philadeplia confernce, MaverickPR, the UNO chapter of PRSSA sponsored by the School of Communication and the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media, who won the F.H. Teahan Most Outstanding Chapter Award last year, brought home more surprises this year.  
For the first time in its history, MaverickPR took home six individual awards totaling $900 in prize money and became the chapter who won the most awards at the 2013 National PRSSA Conference in Philadelphia from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29.

The chapter earned the F. H. Teahan National Chapter Award for Community Service; the F. H. Teahan National Chapter Award for Outstanding Faculty Adviser to Karen Weber; First Place in the National Organ Donor Awareness Competition (NODAC); Best Tactic for a student-run PR firm for the Mockingbird Cupcakes grand opening media kit; and Star Chapter designation. UNO  PRSSA president Megan Romero also earned a National President’s Citation award.

Every year, PRSSA chapters from around the United States gather for the PRSSA National Conference. There they learn new knowledge in the field, network with professionals and other chapters and also find out if their chapter and members received any awards. More than 1,100 students representing 300-plus chapters attended the 2013 National PRSSA Conference.

“The national recognition for our PRSSA chapter in the past decade comes from the dedication, time and talents of our students past and present,” said Karen Weber, faculty advisor of MaverickPR. “With the support of our outstanding faculty and dean, students have created a legacy of service and professional development that rivals any PR program in the country.”

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