Yankee Chapter of Public Relations Society of America Honors Dr. James Squires of the Endowment for Health, Awards Scholarship to UNH-M Student, and Notes PR Achievements of NHHEAF
Concord, NH – Three awards were presented at the Yankee Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) annual meeting June 23rd in Concord. The regional chapter of the national PRSA organization presented Dr. James Squires of the Endowment for Health with the Patrick Jackson Award; Rosanyi Santos of UNH-Manchester with the first James Bradley Memorial Scholarship, and the NHHEAF Network Organizations with the chapter’s Summit Award.
Dr. James W. Squires, founding president of the Endowment for Health, received the 2011 Patrick Jackson Award of the Yankee Chapter PRSA. Squires, who is responsible for the strategic direction of the EFH, is a policy advisor and leader on statewide health care reform. The Patrick Jackson Award was established in 1988 to recognize a professional who is not in the public relations field but uses public relations principles to benefit his or her organization and society. The award recognizes excellence in the practice of public relations and acknowledges the recipient's ability to build relationships that earn trust.
Rosanyi Santos, junior at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, receives chapter’s first James Bradley Memorial Scholarship.
Bradley was a founding member of the Yankee Chapter PRSA. The $500 scholarship recognizes and provides assistance to future public relations professionals. Rosanyi Santos is a communication arts major at UNH-M. She graduated with honors from the associate degree program in May. Santos is an orientation leader at UNH-M and an English tutor. The 20-year-old native of the Dominican Republic came to the United States at age 16, and graduated with high honors from Manchester Central High School.
NHHEAF Network Organizations Recognized with Yankee PRSA Chapter Summit Award.
The NHHEAF Network Organizations, based in Concord, NH, received the Yankee Chapter PRSA Summit Award in recognition of the nonprofit organization’s excellence in educating and engaging the public during a time of dramatic change in the student loan industry. NHHEAF utilized a variety of tools, including print and the web, to build support for modifications to proposed federal legislation that could have had a dramatic and negative impact on its ability to be an effective college planning resource.
The Summit Award recognizes excellence in a specific area, which varies based on trends, behaviors and new technologies in the public relations field. This year, the Summit Award recognized “PR Miracles,” the ability of an organization to effectively use public relations to successfully deal with a challenging situation. The NHHEAF Network Organizations includes: New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF); Granite State Management & Resources; and, the New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation.
About the Yankee Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America: As the world’s largest association of public relations professionals, since 1947 it has worked to provide public relations professionals with knowledge, opportunities, and services to advance the field of public relations. The Yankee Chapter of the PRSA includes public relations practitioners from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. www.yankeeprsa.org
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