Belmont University was recognized with several awards at the Tennessee College Public Relations Association conference held at Austin Peay State University last week. Dr. Robert Fisher, Belmont’s president, received the Otis Floyd, Jr. Award for Excellence in Administration. The award is presented annually to a higher education administrator in the state of Tennessee to recognize superior achievement. Criteria considered each year includes innovation, leadership, vision and communication.
Greg Pillon, the director of the Office of Communications, was honored with the Charles Holmes Award. The award is presented annually to a member of TCPRA who demonstrates steadfast service and earnest dedication to the organization. The Office of Communications received several other awards in the following categories:
Gold: Residence Life Move- In Day publication (Brochure/Flyer)
Gold: Circle magazine (University or alumni magazine)
Gold: 2008 President’s Report (Reports)
Gold: Town Hall Presidential Debate (Media Success Story)
Gold: Bug Camp (Photography)
Silver: Presidential Debate commemorative piece (Special Publication)
Silver: Debate ‘08 electronic press kit (Specialty Item)
Silver: Alex Renfroe (Photography)
Bronze: FYI (Electronic Newsletter)
Formed in 1975, TCPRA is an alliance of communicators who represent the colleges and universities, public and private, two-year technical schools, technology centers and community colleges that together define higher education in Tennessee.