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Loyola shines at local PRSA Awards ceremony

November 11, 2011

Several members of the Loyola University New Orleans community were recognized for their work at the New Orleans chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annual awards banquet Thursday night at the Stage Door Canteen located in the National World War II Museum.

Loyola’s Bateman team, which placed second in the 2011 National Bateman Competition, was recognized with an Award of Merit for its entry, “Voodoo What You Wanna for Ya Wallet,” a financial literacy campaign designed to help low- and middle-income Americans. The 2010-11 Bateman team includes Janece Bell, Rebecca Molyneux ’11, Kelsey Morris, Kelsey Pabst and Dominique Webb ’11.

Members of Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs and External Relations were also recognized at the awards ceremony. Director Meredith Hartley was given a “Best of” Award of Excellence, the top award in each group, in the newsletter category for Neighborhood News, designed to keep Loyola’s neighbors in the know about campus news and university projects that could impact them. Communications Coordinator James Shields won a Certificate of Merit in the social media category for Loyola at a Glance, the university’s weekly e-newsletter which features campus news, events and accomplishments of the Loyola community. Associate Director Matt Lambert ’92 won a Certificate of Merit in the video news release category for the production of a video highlighting the research of biological sciences professor Patricia Dorn, Ph.D., on Chagas disease. Chagas is the leading cause of heart disease in Latin America and transmitted by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, also known as the kissing bug, which has recently been found in the southeastern United States.

Loyola alumni took home honors as well. Alumnus John Deveney ’88, owner and founder of Deveney Communication, saw his firm win three awards, including two Silver Anvil Awards, PRSA’s highest honor. The group took home Anvils for the PR campaigns, “The House is a Rockin’” on behalf of the Hermann Grima House, and “BP Oil Spill: the First Year,” for the Louisiana Office of Tourism.

Alumna Angelique Dyer ’11 was a vital part of Touro Hospital’s “31 Days of Pink” breast cancer awareness campaign, which won a Silver Anvil Award, as well as two other awards in the Branding Image Design and Website categories.

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