Bernays Awards, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter, Public Relations Society of America
On Oct. 15, 2014, the San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter of the Public Relations Society of America honored several JMS faculty and students. Professor Jim McBride won the chapter’s Otto Bos Lifetime Achievement Award. Former lecturer Kenn Ulrich, APR, Fellow PRSA, won the Eva Irving Community Service Award. Student Melissa Buedia won a Silver Bernays Award of Excellence for “So Say We All 2013 Public Relations Proposal,” written for JMS 481, taught by Professor Lorena Nava Ruggero. Additionally, Arrow Media Group, our School’s media agency and incubator led by Professor Erika DiProfio, won two awards: a Silver Bernays Award of Merit for a client project titled “SDSU Children’s Center 10th Annual A is for Art Exhibition,” led by PAO alumna Staci Reidinger; and a Silver Bernays Award of Merit for “Cedros Avenue Merchants Association Brand Refreshment,” led by visiting international student Belinda Too (who flew from New Zealand to attend the event).