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JMS Faculty and Students Win Public Relations Awards

October 15, 2014

At the PRSA chapter’s Bernays Awards, Professor Jim McBride won the Otto Bos Lifetime Achievement Award. Former lecturer Kenn Ulrich, APR, Fellow PRSA, won the Eva Irving Community Service Award. JMS 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, the 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).