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The UF Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) received national recognition at the organization’s 2015 conference in Atlanta, including Star Chapter Recognition. The College’s Bateman Case Study Competition team received their second place prize at the conference as well. Individual honors were bestowed on UF Chapter…

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Posted: November 23, 2015

A national investigation by Carnegie-Knight News21, a multi-university investigative project that included a top student from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, has captured one of the nation’s premier digital journalism awards. Wade Millward, a 2014 journalism graduate from the college, was among 29 students from 16…

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Posted: October 5, 2015

CJC’s 2015 Bateman Team won the Florida Public Relations Association Award of Distinction in the Student Projects in Public Relations Division Public Relations Campaign category for their “Imagine…a Place Called Home” project. The team won second place in the Public Relations Student Society of America national competition for the same…

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Posted: August 26, 2015

Congratulations to the students involved in the FOX Sports Florida and Miami Marlins campaign out of the FOX Sports University class for winning a Bronze Student Clio, one of the highest awards given in the industry. The 2013 student team included Aly Perez, Emily Alter, Emily Dobrenchuk, Johnny Muench, Lydia Fremd…

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Posted: June 8, 2015

Congratulations to the University of Florida’s Bateman team for its second place finish at the Public Relations Student Society of America’s 2015 Bateman Case Study competition in Chicago today. Loyola University New Orleans, took the top prize. The team includes seniors Andrea Cepeda, Nathan King, Elliot Levy, Trisha Tucker and…

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Posted: May 7, 2015

Aaron Zeiler, 4PR, has been named as one of seven students nationwide to participate in the 2015 Frank Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications. Aaron will spend this summer working for the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its…

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Posted: April 30, 2015

View the photo gallery on Facebook → Congratulations to our winners from the 2015 awards banquet, held April 20, 2015. Chad Furst, who will graduate this spring with a public relations degree, received the Ruth and Rae O. Weimer Award. This award, named for the founding director and first dean…

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Posted: April 21, 2015

A team of University of Florida public relations students took first prize in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s 2014 Bateman Case Study Competition. Conducted annually, the Bateman competition judges teams of college students on their ability to develop and present a comprehensive public relations campaign. Recent public relations…

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Posted: May 9, 2014

During its annual awards banquet held March 31, 2014 at the UF Hilton, the College announced the following award winners: Faculty Awards Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award Cory Armstrong Teacher of the Year Award Troy Elias Faculty Research Award Amy Jo Coffey Faculty Service Award Amy Jo Coffey College-Wide Student Awards…

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Posted: April 1, 2014

Congratulations to the students and staff of WUFT-TV, WUFT-FM and WUFT.org for an outstanding showing at the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Conference in Orlando, FL. In the college competition, students competed against their peers from other schools in Florida, and in the professional competition, students competed against other professionals in…

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Posted: April 1, 2014

The national Edward R. Murrow award won by Cameron Taylor, TEL 2013, on work reported for WUFT News, is featured in this story on WJHG, Panama City Beach, where Taylor currently works. Related: Cameron Taylor wins National Murrow Award Florida oyster fisheries experiencing above-average losses this season

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Posted: October 15, 2013

At the Florida Public Relations Association conference this week, the Univeristy of Florida’s Bateman team’s 2013 campaign, Spot it, Stop it, won the Judge’s Award, Golden Image and Grand All Golden Image Award. The team included 2013 public relations graduates Evily Giannopoulos, Alex Curbelo, Kelsey Albina, Claire Miller, and Karla Cobreiro; Public Relations…

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Posted: August 12, 2013