Reynolds School wins big at Silver Spike Awards

Reynolds School wins big at Silver Spike Awards

The Reynolds School of Journalism took home several prestigious awards at the 2014 Public Relations Society of America – Sierra Nevada Chapter Silver Spike Awards. The event took place at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno on Thurs., Nov. 20.

Reynolds School Lecturer and Internship Coordinator Alison Gaulden was recognized for attaining her Accredited in Public Relations (APR) status. Visionary leaders in 1964 established the Accredited in Public Relations  credential as a way to recognize practitioners who have mastered the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to develop and deliver strategic communications. Decades later, as public relations evolved, the APR remains the recognized gold standard for the profession. Gaulden is also the incoming 2015 PRSA Sierra Nevada Chapter president.

Jill Stockton

Jill Stockton

Reynolds School Communications Specialist Jill Stockton was honored with the Gold Spike Community Service Award which salutes great community service through communications.

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RSJ Info-graphic

Reynolds School alumna and former RSJ employee Gillian Griffith received a Silver Spike for the RSJ Info-graphic.

Stockton and Griffith received an Award of Excellence for the now-legendary RSJ water bottle.

Nevada Media Alliance Coordinator Vanessa Vancour and Stockton received an Award of Excellence for the Reynolds School grad program digital campaign.

Broken Wing communications team

Broken Wing communications team

The Reno–Tahoe International Airport also shared a win with Reynolds School staffers earning a Silver Spike for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport 2014 “Broken Wing” Airport Disaster Drill. RSJ team members included Vanessa Vancour, Professor (soon to be Doctor) Todd Felts and Jill Stockton.

Plus, our “stellar” students (you had to be there to get the reference) were well represented, including PRSSA Nevada VP JamalEdeen Barghouti’s star turn as co-emcee, along with RSJ alumna Amanda Horn.

Our communication friends in other University of Nevada, Reno units were also honored, from Marketing Communication, Cooperative Extension, and the School of Medicine.

All University Silver Spike program award winners are listed below.

Programs Category:

 

Overall Campaign

Awards of Excellence

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension for “Nevada Radon Campaign”

 

Special Events and Observances: 3 or more Days

Awards of Excellence

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension for “Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month

 

Community Relations

Silver Spike

University of Nevada, Reno Communications for “Building an online community using social media”

 

Strategies and Tactics Category:

Strategies and Tactics: Audio, Video, Podcast, Webcasts, etc.

Awards of Excellence

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension for “2014 Centennial Video”

 

Content Marketing

Awards of Excellence

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension for “2014 Centennial Edition Program Highlight”

 

Media Relations – Owned: Websites:

Silver Spike

University of Nevada School of Medicine for “University of Nevada School of Medicine Website Overhaul”

 

Media Relations – Owned: Social, Media Pages, Profiles, Content Marketing, Print Materials and Other Collateral

Award of Excellence

Reynolds School of Journalism for “Reynolds School of Journalism Info-Graphic Water Bottle

Silver Spike

Reynolds School of Journalism for “Reynolds School of Journalism Info-graphic”

 

New Technologies

Award of Excellence

Reynolds School of Journalism for “Reynolds School of Journalism Digital Graduate Program”

Individual Award Category:

Jill Stockton, communications specialist for the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, was presented the Gold Spike Community Excellence Award, recognizing a communications or public relations professional who uses professional skills in public service activities, providing a positive service to the social and economic well-being of the community over time.

 

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