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Arkansas State, UALR, UCA students earn PR awards

The Arkansas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America recognized the recipients of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Prism Awards at its May chapter meeting. Undergraduate students from Arkansas State University, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Central Arkansas submitted entries showcasing their best public relations and communication projects. Public relations professionals from PRSA Arkansas served as judges.

Arkansas PRSA Student Prism Awards

At the luncheon, Prisms chairwoman Stella Prather, APR, and PRSSA Liaison Lamor Williams presented Prism and Gold awards in the following categories:

Research Projects

Prism Award
Emily Baker, Jasmine Blunt, Sandra Carmona-Garcia, Dillan Nash, Rebecca Ross and Jakyra Stewart
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
“College of Social Sciences and Communication” Strategic Communication Plan

Communication Campaigns

Prism Award
Emily Baker, Jasmine Blunt, Sandra Carmona-Garcia and Dillan Nash 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
“College of Social Sciences and Communication” Strategic Communication Plan

Gold Award
Shekinah Graham, Jorge Garcia Zavala and Davis Polston
Arkansas State University
“Foundation of Arts” Campaign

Integrated Communication Campaigns

Prism Award
Chris Book, Jessica Bryan, Kristy Corbell and Emma Hoggard
Arkansas State University
“Pierce Family Dentistry” Campaign

Special Events

Prism Award
Jasmine Blunt, Kendrick Dunn and Alfred Warren
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
“The Influence” Launch

Writing/Media Category – Feature/Profile

Prism Award
Carter Broussard
University of Central Arkansas
“Moses Adjekwei” Feature Story

Writing/Media Category – News Release/Print

Prism Award
Jasmine Blunt, Kendrick Dunn and Alfred Warren
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
“The Influence”

Gold Award
Dylan Tedder
Arkansas State University
“Bicycle World” News Release

Writing/Media – Radio and TV PSA

Prism Award
Kristy Corbeil
Arkansas State University
“The Pink Fund”

Visual Communication– Brochure

Prism Award
Jennifer Hannah
Arkansas State University
“Master Group Sales” Brochure

Gold Award
Reagan Allgood, Keely Caldwell, Carly Dibble and Dylan Tedder
Arkansas State University
“M&D Outfitters” Brochure

Visual Communication – Infographic

Prism Award
Savannah Babington
University of Central Arkansas
“Children’s Advocacy” Infographic

Gold Award
Bailey Moses
Arkansas State University
“Suitcases for Kids” Infographic

Visual Communication – Presentation/PowerPoint

Prism Award
Jessica Clark, Jennifer Hannah and Fallon Howley
Arkansas State University
“Master Group Campaign” Presentation

Visual Communication – Promotional Pieces

Prism Award
Keely Caldwell
Arkansas State University
“Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Sponsorship Package”

Visual Communication – Signage/Recognition Pieces

Prism Award
Fallon Howley
Arkansas State University
“Master Group Sales” Signage

Gold Award
Sarah Thompson
Arkansas State University
“Keep Jonesboro Clean” Signage

Visual Communication – Special One-Time Publication

Prism Award
Jordan Lovett and Sarah Thompson
Arkansas State University
“Thompson Aquarium Children’s Book”

Interactive A/V and Social Media – Blog

Prism Award
Alfred Warren
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
“MHP Scores Big with Dave & Buster’s” Blog Post

Interactive A/V and Social Media – Website Development

Prism Award
Kristie Corbeil
Arkansas State University
“Pierce Family Dentistry” Website


If the work of these students is any indication, the future of public relations in Arkansas (and wherever their careers take them) is bright. Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 PRSSA Prism Awards! Thanks to all the students and professors who participated in this year’s contest.

UALR Students at Arkansas PRSA Student Prism Awards

Arkansas State University Students at Arkansas PRSA Student Prism Awards

Arkansas PRSA Student Prism Awards

Arkansas PRSA Student Prism Awards

Arkansas PRSA Student Prism Awards

Arkansas PRSA Student Prism Awards

Arkansas PRSA Student Prism Awards

Arkansas PRSA Student Prism Awards

Photos by David Lewis, APR

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