Maher, teammates receive Gold Award
Megan Maher, center, a University of Central Missouri senior public relations student from Mt. Pleasant, was part of a student team that received the Gold Award, recognizing the university in the Total Public Relations Program category of the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards.
Working in cooperation with university relations staff members and the department of communication and sociology, Maher was one of three students in the Innovative Public Relations group who coordinated an advertising plan and outreach to relevant audiences through news releases, social media and distribution of print material. The Innovative PR group also coordinated a kickoff event three weeks prior to the festival.
Shown with her are UCM students and team members Hannah Rhoad, left, of Higginsville, Mo., and Ashley Dolan, right, of Chesterfield, Mo.