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  • Author: Vicki S. Bagwell, (270) 745-5834, vicki.bagwell@wku.edu
  • Author: Friday, April 29th, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (April 29, 2016) – Eight 2015 public relations graduates from Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting won Parthenon Awards for excellence in nonprofit public relations campaigns at the 30th annual PRSA Nashville Parthenon Awards on Thursday.

Two teams of WKU PRSSA members received awards in the student category with awareness campaigns conducted in the 2015 PR capstone class. This is the fourth consecutive year for WKU PR majors to earn a Parthenon Award.

Team Operation: Owning the Dream and WKU’s Home Team developed public relations awareness campaigns for the national nonprofit Home Matters® . Both teams reached out to the WKU campus community as well as Bowling Green residents by partnering with local organizations with similar missions as Home Matters® .

Team Operation: Owning the Dream included Catherine Havel of Louisville, Ashlee Manley and Alyson Manley, both of Morganfield, and James Blake Soper of Mount Sterling.

WKU's Home Team included Alyssa Born of Paducah, Laura Harper and Derek Higdon, both of Louisville, and Katie Jaggers of Crestwood.

For more information, contact Vicki Bagwell at vicki.bagwell@wku.edu.

About Nashville PRSA: The Public Relations Society of America is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals. The Nashville chapter is in its 58th year and has more than 165 active members. For additional information on the PRSA Nashville chapter, visit http://www.prsanashville.com.

About Home Matters®: The Home Matters®movement was launched in 2013 by a group of visionary housing professionals and leaders that identified a gap in public discourse. Fundamental societal challenges in our nation – from health to education, to public safety, the economy and individual success – all have a common denominator: their connection to Home. With a high-level holistic approach to house, Home Matters underlines the link between Home and these core societal issues such as health, education, safety, individual success and the economy.

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