Arts and Sciences students receive top honor from Michigan Public Relations Society of America

The regional chapter of the Michigan Public Relations Society of America recognized students and staff members in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University for professionalism in public relations during the spring.

Alsaeed (seated), with Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti, professor of communication, and DeCillis.

Students Hassan Alsaeed and Callahan DeCillis received a gold award at the 2019 PRoof Awards May 22, highlighting the best public relations work of the year and the highest standards of performance in West Michigan. The annual event recognizes practitioners who successfully used skill, creativity and resourcefulness to address a communication challenge in 2018. WMU earned the top honor in the internal videos tactic category for the 2018 College of Arts and Sciences Giving Day video, which the students directed and produced.
The West Michigan PRSA received a record 131 entries, which were judged by a reciprocal PRSA chapter, located in San Diego, California. Watch the award winning video.
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