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Last 5 entries for 2019

Communication Professor Wins International Recognition for Photography

October 10, 2019 (Thursday)
Associate Professor Wendy Roussin, MFA, had three individual images selected from the Badlands series for the 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition. The images will be showcased October 7-26, 2019, at the Fotonostrum Gallery in Barcelona, Spain. Roussin was awarded Honorable Mention in the category of Landscapes & Seascapes, & Professional. The exhibition is reviewed by an international jury. Roussin's Juror was Elizabeth Biondi ( For more information and a full list of awards, please visit

Senior Public Relations Student Awarded SPRF Scholarship

October 03, 2019 (Thursday)
Mariah Stevens, president of MSU's Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, was named the 2019 Southern Public Relations Federation scholarship recipient for her extensive public relations experience and clear articulation of her future career goals. Congratulations, Mariah!

PRISM Receives Top Lantern Award at SPRF Conference

October 01, 2019 (Tuesday)
Dr. Terri Hernandez, Assistant Prof Dr. Terri Hernandez, faculty director of the department's public relations integrated student media agency (PRISM), won a first-place Lantern Award from the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) for her creation of the student-led media agency and its operation manual. All entries were judged by senior PRSA professionals in Chicago, and Hernandez's entry was scored in the top 10 percent. Her project was submitted to the TIER 2 category, which looks at short term programs and campaigns. Hernandez's award was given based off its ability to enhance PRISM's reputation and brand and deal with issues affecting its business strategy.

Dr. Terry Likes receives "World Journalism Education" Award

September 22, 2019 (Sunday)
Dr. Terry Likes was named as an "award of excellence" recipient in the World Journalism Education Congress. The honor is for his report on, "Fake News Blues: A Credibility Crisis for Journalism. The impact of fake news allegations on media organizations and audience trust." The report aired earlier this year on the Tennessee Radio Network.

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