The Public Relation Department’s mission is to provide exemplary leadership, education and scholarship to advance public relations through effective communication and actions in support of a civil society and democratic ideals. The department educates the standard bearers of the profession for an interdependent local and global society.
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For more information on the Journalism Department, send an e-mail to Department Chair Marcia DiStaso, or fill out the form on the right.
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Congratulations to @mdistaso from the University of Florida for being our 2021 IPR Pathfinder Awardee! #IPRLecture https://twitter.com/KikiMoreo/status/1466575953652375554
Congratulations @mdistaso on receiving the @InstituteForPR 2021 Pathfinder Award! #IPRLecture
Our last speaker is IPR Trustee Dr. Marcia DiStaso from the University of Florida on Unlocking the Power of Corporate Purpose. She is also our 2021 Pathfinder Award winner! #IPRNYC21
So proud of our award-winning department chair @mdistaso who presented her research today at the @InstituteForPR’s Research Symposium. 👏 #GoGators
Public Relations Chair (and IPR Pathfinder Award winner!) Dr. Marcia DiStaso presenting her research at the Institute for Public Relations Research Symposium. Such a great leader in the field! @UFPRDepartment @UFJSchool
Assistant Professor @DrHChu is one of the initial recipients of the annual Dean’s College Seed Fund Award. He was granted seed funding from @DeanHubBrown to research parental COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
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Two CJC Faculty Awarded Seed Funding for Research
Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications are the initial recipients of the Dean’s Coll...
Happy to announce that we made it to @prnews’ 2022 Education A-list as one of the best institutions of higher education for PR in the U.S.!
We are so thankful to have the best students, faculty and staff and are so honored to have made this list. 🐊👏 https://www.prnewsonline.com/2022-education-a-list/
Thank you to Ron Culp (@Culpwrit), Professional Director for the Graduate PRAD Program at @DePaulU & Principal of Culp & Company LLC, for speaking in @fordpat's Corporate Comm. Essentials class today and discussing "10 Ideas in 10 Minutes for Developing Your Business Acumen."
Jennifer Williams, Founder & Principal of Communications Insights LLC, spoke to @fordpat's Corporate Communications Essentials and Corporate Reputation classes. Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing the importance of employee engagement in building and protecting corporate reputation.
A huge thanks to @amewadler, Principal at Strategic Momentum LLC, for joining @fordpat's Crisis Communications class today! Our students appreciated your discussion on vaccine hesitancy during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as throughout history.
This week, we asked some of our @UFJSchool leadership, faculty and students what they are thankful for.
On behalf of the department, we truly appreciate everyone who makes our department so special. We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday break! 🍂
To conclude #InternationalEducationWeek, we are highlighting our last international doctoral student, Yufan "Sunny" Qin. Thank you to the students interviewed and all of our international students for your contribution to the UF community. #IEW2021
A huge thanks to @vivnguyennn, Social Media Coordinator at @Khoros and @UF alumna, who spoke to @mdistaso's PR Principles class today. Our students enjoyed learning about your industry experiences and appreciated your professional advice, Vivian!
Props to @IWGroup, led by our Advisory Council member and Chairman Bill Imada, and @Peppercomm, led by Advisory Council member and CEO @RepManCody, for their many wins in the 2021 Platinum PR Awards presented by @PRNews! 🙌
Check it out here:
2021 Platinum PR Awards - PRNEWS
For over two decades, the Platinum PR Awards have been hailed as the most coveted and competitive award in comms...
We're thrilled to announce IPR has entered into a partnership with the CPRE, the international professional organization dedicated to advancing excellence in global public relations education and the industry. Read more about the partnership: http://ow.ly/PBgi50GQl09
Congratulations to our Advisory Council member @OscarSurisIII on your new role as executive director at @EdelmanPR, leading work for financial services and corporate reputation clients! 👏
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Edelman brings on Oscar Suris as part of corporate affairs hires
Edelman brings on Oscar Suris as part of corporate affairs hires. From PR Week
Rachel Katz, founder of RBK+co and co-founder of The Brand Set, spoke to @fordpat's Crisis Communications and Corporate Reputation classes last week. Thank you, Rachel, for engaging our students with your insight into effective branding and crisis management in hospitality!
To celebrate #InternationalStudentsDay and #IEW2021, we'll continue to highlight three of our amazing international students. Click the link below to learn more about our second @UFJSchool doctoral student Osama Albishri! @GlobalGators @UFCJCGrad
From November 29 to December 3, Global Alliance will hold IMPACT: The Global Youth Public Relations & Communications Convention.
Join this conversation. Click https://bit.ly/3D7v20a to register.
To celebrate #IEW2021, we'll be highlighting three of our amazing international students, who will discuss their journey & provide advice for other students. Click the link below to learn more about our first doctoral student Francis Akanbi! @GlobalGators
Do it! Teaching as an adjunct at my alma mater is one of my career highlights, not only bc the @UFPRDepartment & @UFJouDept are such heavy hitters. But working w/ people, like PR Chair @mdistaso, who have great vision & are wonderful human beings, is really what makes it. #PR https://twitter.com/mickeynall/status/1459247665754132490
Join us at a Top 5 university. We’re looking for a change-maker with demonstrated expertise in areas including social media, digital, influencer relations, corporate communications, social change and other topics.
https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/98012 @NatalieAsorey @fordpat @aechristiano
Check out these amazing Gators who attended the @PlankCenterPR's DEI Summit yesterday in Chicago, which featured senior & emerging PR leaders that discussed how to build pathways to leadership for diverse PR pros.
Great seeing past & present students with @fordpat & @bimada! 🐊