Want to recognize our region's future and up-and-coming public relations professionals? PPRA presents two annual awards for students and young professionals, respectively - The Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award and The President's Fast Track Award.
The Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award is awarded to a college junior or senior who has exhibited outstanding professional promise in the field of public relations, has an excellent academic track record and contributes to his or her community. Any PPRA member or internship supervisor in the Philadelphia region may submit nominations for the award. The winner receives a commemorative plaque and a $250 cash prize. Past winners include:
2010 - Jessica Lawlor (Temple University)
2009 - Kwan Morrow (Penn State Abington)
2008 - Robert Johnson (Temple University)
2007 - Rosie Braude (Rowan University)
2006 - Meredith Avakian (Temple University)
2005 - Arianna Stefanoni (Rowan University)
2004 - Chris Lukach (Rowan University)
2002 - Susan Stahl (Temple University)
The President's Fast Track Award recognizes an up-and-coming professional who has contributed greatly to the organization, the profession and the community. This professional exemplifies PPRA's vision for the future and has been in the field for 5-8 years. The winning nominee will receive a commemorative plaque presented by PPRA's president and the person who nominated the award winner. Any PPRA member may submit nominations for the award. Past winners include:
2010 - Ashley Berke
2009 - Meredith Avakian
2008 - Kera Walter
2007 - Christopher Lukach
2006 - Elizabeth Rapczynski
2005 - Paige Wolf
2004 - Mark Tarasiewicz
2003 - Jeff Guaracino
2002 - Danielle Cohn
The award winners will be chosen by the PPRA Awards Selection Sub-Committee. The awards will be presented on June 15 at the PPRA Annual Meeting at the Stotesbury Mansion.
Click here to download the nomination forms for both the Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement and President's Fast Track awards. The deadline for receipt of completed nomination forms is May 27, 2011. Supporting materials that show the nominee's professional promise, community service and commitment to the profession must accompany each nomination form. All materials should be faxed to the Philadelphia Public Relations Association at 856-727-9504 or mailed to:
P.O. Box 579
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments.