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Public Relations Students win Silver Anvils

Loyola press release - November 18, 2006

Silver Anvils won by Loyola Public Relations Student Society of America

(New Orleans)— Loyola students and alumni were shining stars at the annual awards ceremony for the New Orleans chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) on November 16, 2006. Award winners were from the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), an organization for students interested in the field of public relations that promotes an active involvement in a student's undergraduate career by providing members with internship opportunities, access to local professionals and the chance to participate in public relations on a national level.

PRSSA Bateman Team 2005 and Bateman Team 2006 both won Silver Anvils, the highest award given, at the New Orleans chapter award ceremony. Each category of entries had awards of excellence, awards of merit, and best of category. Overall winners who achieved the highest scores from judges earned a coveted Silver Anvil. Senior Michael Cowen was the recipient of the annual $1,200 scholarship.

The “Get Back in the Habit” campaign from Loyola PRSSA Bateman Team 2006 received an Award of Excellence and Silver Anvil in the category of External Relations/Non Profit. The “Check Out My Ethics” campaign from Loyola PRSSA Bateman Team 2005 received an Award of Excellence and Silver Anvil in the category of Internal Relations. Overall, two of the six Silver Anvils were awarded to Loyola public relations students. The Bateman teams were competing against many local communications agencies, non-profits and corporations of outstanding reputation.

Meg Courtney, A’01, received the "Great Ball of Fire Award," designated by the president of the PRSA chapter for a member's outstanding contribution. This is the second time that Meg has received this honor.

Other Silver Anvil winners were Deveney Communication and Audubon Aquarium of Americas, Fed Ex, Ketchum Bring Home the Penquins, Ann Barks & Ann Christian, and Lockheed Martin.

Congratulations to Michael Cowen and the following Bateman students: Christina Blanco, Kerri Driscoll, Katie Eisenhart, Courtney Fisher, Alexis Lalor, Cat Haro, Jacqueline Bodet, Andrea Ganier, Kirby Scelfo, and Jessica Venezia. It was an exciting night for Loyola mass communication majors in the public relations sequence.

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit-Catholic institution with a total student enrollment of 4,724 including 800 law students.