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Loyola University New Orleans 2001 Bateman Team Selected as finalist in national competition

Loyola press release - April 3, 2001

(New Orleans)—The 2001 Bateman team from Loyola University has been selected as one of the three finalists in the annual national competition sponsored by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The Bateman contest is the premier national competition for public relations students. Loyola teams won the national competition in 1997 and 2000.

The team will travel to San Francisco May 3 to compete in the final round. They will present their campaign to representatives from the client, VISA U.S.A., along with judges from the PRSSA and the Public Relations Society of America. The theme of the campaign is "Get a Life: Project Financial Literacy" and the primary goal is to teach 16- to 22-year-olds about the importance of financial responsibility. The judges will select first, second, and third place rankings.

Senior communications major Meg Courtney directed the five-member student team. Other members include Ellen Brewer and Selena Spence, communications seniors, New Orleans; Cheryn Robles, communications senior, San Diego; and communications sophomore B. Tyler Drinkwine, Littleton, Colorado. Cathy Rogers, associate professor of communications at Loyola, is the faculty advisor.

Sixty-six schools registered to enter the competition last fall. The other two national finalists for 2001 are the University of Florida and California State at Long Beach. These are the same two teams the 2000 Bateman team from Loyola beat to win that competition.