Awards and Honors

PRSSA

  • UVU's PRSSA organization won the 2014 Outstanding Chapter Website and University Service awards at the International PRSSA conference in Washington, D.C.

  • Two UVU PR case study competition teams received national honorable mentions in the PRSA Bateman Case Study competition in Spring of 2014.

  • PRSSA team(s) awarded three (3) Hermes Creative Awards in the Spring of 2014.

  • In Fall of 2013, our PRSSA chapter won "Chapter of the Year Award" at the National Public Relations Student Society of America's Annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Locally, the chapter was recently awarded "Best of Show" by the Utah Public Relations Society of America for the "Pick on This, Make a Change" campaign.

  • The research of UVU Communication students Marlen Polito and David Fullmer was selected for publication in the 2013 NCUR conference procedure journal through North Carolina State University: Jump Into Motion, Fighting the Childhood Obesity Epidemic in Utah.

  • UVU Student of The Year, awarded to UVU Communication student, Henry Cervera.

  • UVU Wolverine Spirit Award, awarded to UVU Communication student, Maggie Owens.

  • UVU Staff Excellence, awarded to Natalie Shelley, Academic Advisor in the Department of Communication.

  • Nancy Tobler, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, recently won the 2013 Faculty Senate "Award for Excellence" for her commitment to teaching and research both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Natalie Shelly, Academic Advisor in the Department of Communication, recently won the 2013 "Dean's Award for Excellence" for her dedication to student achievement.

  • David Scott, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, was presented with the "Dean's Award for Excellence" for his research and scholarly works.

  • Stephen Whyte, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, won the 2013 "Presidential Award for Excellence"-one of Utah Valley University's most prestigious awards.

  • Janet Colvin, Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Communication, was presented with the "Presidential Award for Excellence" in 2012 for her dedication to the advancement of higher education and contributing to UVU's mission of excellence.

  • UVU Student of The Year of 2012, awarded to UVU Communication student, Kaitlin Pratt.

  • UVU Commitment to Excellence, awarded to UVU Stephen Whyte, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication.

  • National Presidential Citation, PRSSA, awarded to UVU Communication student, Vanessa Perkins.

  • National PRSSA Advisor of The Year, awarded to UVU Communication faculty, Stephen Whyte.