PRWeek, a trade magazine for the public relations industry, recognized the BYU Department of Communications’ public relations program as one of the top five in the nation. BYU was recognized alongside other excellent public relations programs: American University School of Communication, DePaul University–College of Communication, Georgetown University, and the George Washington University–College of Professional Studies.
Kenneth Plowman, an associate professor in the Department of Communications, said he is excited for the award and thinks it speaks volumes about the program’s effectiveness. “Our professional program is fully integrated with our academic program,” Plowman said. “Faculty and staff are constantly looking for ways to keep up with changes in the field, particularly in social media and visual design at the current time.”
Plowman is confident that the program will help students to succeed as well-educated, public relations professionals.
“Our sincere desire is for our students to hit the ground running when they graduate and represent themselves, the PR sequence, the department and the university as they go forth to serve,” Plowman said. To see PRWeek’s 2015 list of awards, click here.