Compass Awards

 2012 Compass Award Winner Jim McCall APR

Photo:  Jim McCall, APR receives 2012 Compass Award from 2009 winner Carol Cassil APR.

Instituted in 2009, this award recognizes Arkansas PRSA members who have an outstanding record of mentoring in public relations. It honors the memory of Tom Steves, Sr. who during his long and distinguished career was an inspiration and mentor to countless young professionals.

Nominations should be sent to: Brandi Hinkle, APR, Arkansas PRSA Past Presidents Council Chair at pastpresident@arkprsa.org.

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The winner will be chosen by the Past Presidents’ Council, and the award is presented annually during the chapter’s Prism awards in September, where we honor outstanding work in the field of public relations. Nominations are currently closed.

Tom Steves Sr. Compass Award

The Arkansas PRSA Past Presidents Council has established the Tom Steves Sr. Compass Award, honoring long-time chapter leader and public relations executive Tom Steves, APR.

Instituted in 2009, the award recognizes Arkansas PRSA members who have an outstanding record of advancing the profession through their commitment to mentorship. Steves, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in May 2009, dedicated more than 35 years to the practice of public relations and served as an inspiration and mentor to countless young professionals.

Criteria:

· Leadership in guiding and inspiring the careers of entry-level and young PR professionals.

· Perpetuating the highest standards of the profession in a selfless role as a mentor.

· Leadership in the development of the practice of public relations

· Demonstration of the highest standards of ethical conduct

Nomination Guidelines:

· Nominees may not be the current Arkansas PRSA president or a recipient within the past three years of the PRSA Crystal Award.

· Membership in Arkansas PRSA is required.

· All members of the Arkansas PRSA chapter are eligible to submit nominations for the award.

· The recipient will be selected by the Past Presidents Council annually, however the PPC is not bound to select a recipient each year.

Previous Compass Award Winners: 

Markham Howe, APR, 2013

Jim McCall, APR, 2012 

Dan Daugherty, APR, 2011

Brenda Scisson, APR, 2010 

Carol Cassil, APR, 2009