Farah Sanders

Faculty Member

Ms. Farah Sanders

Biography

Farah Sanders is an award winning Faculty member of the Communication Department at Utah Valley University. She has coached dozens of students in public relations competitive campaign work for such clients as General Mills, Ally Financial Bank, Student Veterans of America, Yes Utah!, The Utah Kidney Foundation, the U.S. Census Bureau, and Fiserv.

Sanders has worked doing public relations, marketing, and branding work for global organizations that include Target, Limited Brands, Victoria's Secret, and New York and Company. Sanders also served as public relations director for Western Governor's University, Utah State University Regional Campuses, and Utah Valley State College Distance Education. She has consulted for many college athletic programs throughout her time in public relations, advising on copyright and public relations issues.

In addition to her work at UVU she has also served as a Social Media Coordinator with Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment during live sporting events for the NBA, NCAA March Madness, USA Gymnastics, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, and the Utah Jazz, in addition to University of Utah athletics.

Education

MA, Southern Utah University, 2009

Major: Communication Instruction & Education

BS, Utah Valley University, 2005

Major: Communication

BS, Utah Valley University, 2005

Major: History

Teaching

COMM 3520

Public Relations and Strategic Communication Case Studies, Spring 2022

COMM 3520

Public Relations and Strategic Communication Case Studies, Spring 2022

COMM 3530

Public Relations and Strategic Communication Writing, Spring 2022

COMM 350R

Special Topics in Communication, Spring 2022

COMM 3540

Sports Public Relations, Spring 2022

Presentations

Sanders, Farah , Young Alumni Association, "Public Relations in Every Job Market.", Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. (October, 2009)
Sanders, Farah , Distance Learning Administration Conference, "Teaching Communication with Technology to Multiple Learning Styles.", St Simons Island, Georgia. (June, 2009)
Sanders, Farah , Array, "Review of Communication Instruction with use of Technology in Higher Education to Multiple Learning Styles.", Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT. (April, 2009)
Sanders, Farah , 19th Annual WCET National Convention, "The Art of Facilitation_ Teaching Faculty to Teach Online.", Atlanta, Georgia. (November, 2007)
Sanders, Farah , Leadership Essentials Training, "Diversity in the Workplace.", Target Corporation, Salt Lake City, UT. (January, 2007)
Sanders, Farah , 18th Annual WCET National Convention, "Exploring Non-Traditional Approaches to Degree Completion.", Portland, Oregon. (November, 2006)

Awards

Hermes Gold Award_ Intro to Public Relations Course– Disney Parks and Entertainment Photography

Hermes Creative Awards - May, 2020

Awarded a Hermes Creative Gold Award for Photography as part of the development of the online COMM 2300 course in Public Relations and Strategic Communication.

Honorable Mention_ Intro to Public Relations Course– Disney Parks and Entertainment Educational Video

Hermes Creative Awards - May, 2020

In Collaboration with UVU Production Studio awarded an Honorable Mention for our Disney Parks and Entertainment Educational Video as part of the development of COMM 2300 online.

PRSA Golden Spike Award_ Internal Video

Public Relations Society of America - November, 2019

Awarded top internal video in the state of Utah for Disney Parks and Entertainment Educational video for COMM 2300 online course.

Honorable Mention_ Life-to-Life organ donor awareness campaign

National Organd Donor Awareness Campaign and Public Relations Student Society of America - October, 2018

National honorable mention, placing 4th in the nation, for Life to Life organ donor awareness campaign. Served as advisor and scholarly research coordinator.

Best of Show_ Photography

Wasatch County - August, 2018



U.S. Congressional Recognition_ Life-to-Life organ donor awareness campaign

U.S. House of Congress - June, 2018

Received recognition in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Congressional Floor by Representative John Curtiss for leading the Life-to-Life organ donor awareness campaign created in conjunction with five outstanding UVU Communication students.