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.