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2011 Public Communication Division Awards

PC Awards 2014 Group

Awarding Excellence

Outstanding student work and achievement were highlighted at the 2014 Public Communication Awards.

Faculty and staff joined together with award sponsors to honor the outstanding student work at the 2011 Public Communication Division Awards ceremony held on May 5.

Awards


Best Short Paper (5 pages or less) (Graduate)

Sponsored by the Dean's Office. Winner - Nicola Vesco, "How To Manage Creativity and Creatives.”

Best Long Paper (More than 5 pages) (Undergraduate/Graduate)

Sponsored by the Dean's Office. Winner - Undergraduate Annie Kanter, “Toms Shoes for A Better Tomorrow," Graduate Mary Robbins, “Bowling on a Surfboard: How the Internet Impacts Social Capital and Civic Engagement.”

Best Strategic Communication Plan (Undergraduate/Graduate)

Sponsored by Porter Novelli. Winners - Undergraduates Ashley Cohen and Leah-Michelle Nebbia, “Bash Binging” Campaign, Graduate Maya Aguilar, “Yours Too” Campaign.

Best Crisis Communication Plan (Undergraduate)

Sponsored by Ogilvy. Winner - Amy Chin/Adriana Lora/Stephen Laudone, Golden State Water Company Emergency Action Plan.

Best Crisis Communication Plan (Graduate)

Sponsored by Ogilvy. Winner - Jess Young, Psychiatric Institute of Washington

Best Graduate Capstones (Weekday)

Sponsored by Wendt Partners. Winner - Anne Smythe, “"From Pages to Pixels: Promoting Books in the New Media Environment.”

MA Comp Exam with Distinction (Weekday and Weekend Graduates)

Winners - Maya Aguilar, Amara Birman, Erica Goldfine, Darcie Honabarger, Devon Malene, Madline Priest, Megan Smith and Caitlin Van Wagoner.

Best Digital Campaign (Undergraduate)

Sponsored by Fleishman-Hillard. Winners - Adam Tager, Kaitlin Carpenter, Liz Bayer, Xavier Viteri and Marie-Pie Michelin, “Abercrombie & Fitch.”

Best Digital Campaign (Graduate)

Sponsored by Fleishman-Hillard. Winners - Jess Young, Laura Mayes, Kate Fenner, Stephanie Slade and Vitoriana Morais, “Spirit Airlines.”

Best Strategic Research (Undergraduate)

Sponsored by PENN SCHOEN BERLAND. Winners - Jett Choquette, Sam Hagedorn and Amberley Romo, “CityDance Ensemble.”

Best Strategic Research (Graduate)

Sponsored by Edelman. Winner - Carissa Marisol Nee, “What Makes a Presidential Campaign Logo Effective:  Best Practices and a Semiotic Analysis of the Logos of Barack Obama, George W. Bush and John McCain.”

Best International Paper (Undergraduate)

Sponsored by Boeing International. Winner - Staci Cox, “Egypt: An Analysis of the Egyptian Movement for Change.”

Best International Paper (Graduate)

Sponsored by Boeing International. Winner - Alyssa Bierzynski, “Grenada: The Spice of the Caribbean.”

Best Portfolio Campaign (Undergraduate)

Sponsored by Ketchum, Inc. Winners - Blue Sky Communications comprised of Leah-Michelle Nebbia, Kerry Toole, Erica Filanowicz and Lauren Krizel, strategic communications plan for Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Best Practicum Campaign (Graduate)

Sponsored by Ketchum, Inc. Winners - NRHA Communications Toolkit.  Representing were Caroline Sheedy, Jonathan Ramirez Alveno and Erica Goldman.

Best Political Communication Paper (Undergraduate)

Sponsored by APCO Worldwide. Winner - Erica Shapiro Goldman, “Hope and the Path to the Presidency: An Historical Analysis of the use of Hope Appeals in Presidential Campaigns.”

Best Visual Strategy (Undergraduate)

Sponsored by GMMB Inc. Winner - Rachel Trainer, Congo Collaboration Challenge video.

Best Visual Strategy (Graduate)

Sponsored by GMMB Inc. Winner - Kate Fenner, “Naturally Beautiful.”

Best Entertainment (Undergraduate)

Sponsored by PMK-BNC. Winner - Melissa Smith, “You Owe Me Your Life” Web series promotional campaign.

Best Entertainment (Graduate)

Sponsored by PMK-BMC. Winner - Radhika Butala, ”La Dolce Vita.”

Outstanding Contributions to the SOC Community

Sponsored by Hager Sharp Founders Award. Winners - Ashley
Wolos and Alex Priest

Sponsors

APCO logo


Fleischman Hillard


Ogilvy

GMMB

Ketchum

Wendt Partners

Hager Sharp

Porter Novelli

Penn Schoen Berland

PMK-BMC

Boeing International