PRSSA/CCA/PR Gala Recap

Written by: Taylor Burbank, Account Executive

On May 21, the Central Communication Agency (CCA) co-hosted the first award ceremony for Central Washington University’s Public Relations department. CCA and PRSSA executed an ice cream social, celebrating academic achievements from the 2013-2014 school year. The evening was complete with an ice cream bar, ice cream donated by CCA client Winegar’s. As well as a photo booth and display of academic projects. More than 50 students and family of the Communication Department attended the two-hour event.

The event was planned by a group in an Event Planning class this quarter that consisted of: Baylee Bunyard, Taylor Burbank, Sarah Jane Johnson, Samuel Cathcart, Alex Homer, Ann Reynolds, and Maribel Castallenos. All aspects of the event, including venue, donations, food, decorations and promotions were left to the group. A total of six weeks were used to plan the gala.

The following awards were distributed from the PR department and Non Profit program:

PR Student of the year: Baylee Bunyard

Academic All Star PR Students: Kate Marez & Rachel Cizek

PR Rising Star: Robyn Stewart

NonProfit Student of the year: Taylor Woods

Communication Department Outstanding Student Leaders: Hailey Nelsen & Alex Homer

The following awards were distributed from Central Communication Agency:

Account Executive of the year: Alex Homer

Junior Account Executive of the year:Ibrahim Alsaab

Wonder Woman: Kate Marez

Superman: Ryan Centioli

Achievement of the year: Ann Reynolds

Most Improved: Samantha Bradley

Team player of the year: Daniel Velasquez

#PRLove: Robyn Stewart

The following awards were distributed from PRSSA:

Outstanding Male Member: Andrew Ulstad & Joseph Bauman

Outstanding Board Member: Taylor Woods

Leadership among new members: Silver Caoili & Madalyn Freeman

Dedicated general member: Cherai Johnson

 

Photos from the gala can be found on the event page on Facebook.

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