Public Relations Students Honored in PR Showcase

Christie Kleinmann and Katilyn Whiteside pose for a picture after the awards ceremony.Outstanding work by students was recognized Thursday night in the PR Showcase sponsored by the Department of Public Relations. Graduating senior Kaitlin Whiteside received an Award of Excellence, Writing and the Best of Show Award for her newsletter article, “Seek Truth, Speak Life, Value People.”

Toni Herr also received an Award of Excellence, Writing for her news release, “Nashville Ballet Announces Its Spring 2018 Season.” Graduating senior Lindsay Alderman received the Award of Excellence, Research for her research project, “What Role Can Community Colleges Play in Higher Education in Tennessee?”

Whiteside and Lydia Bailey received the Award of Excellence, Case Study for their entry, “Starbucks’ Red Cup Controversy of 2015.” The Award of Excellence, Campaigns was presented to Savannah Bobo-Bressler, Jenna Corradeno, Megan Heiner and Kayla Orel for their campaign, “#itstartswithyou.”

Dr. Christie Kleinmann, associate professor in the department and coordinator of the department’s inaugural PR Showcase, presented the awards. Recent graduates from the department served as judges for the student entries.