3/6/2012 6:10 PM
The Georgetown University Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations & Corporate Communications was awarded the highest honor in public relations education when it was named the ‘PR Education Program of the Year’ at the 2012 PRWeek Awards.
The annual awards are judged by a panel of distinguished public relations professionals and represent the gold standard of best practices and achievement.
“Georgetown clearly demonstrates it is pushing its students to learn through experience and new digital tools,” a judge for the award noted. “It’s a refreshing approach to teaching.”
A finalist in the category for the previous three years, the program was recognized for its achievements in emphasizing strategic thinking skills, integrating real-world clients like Volvo and Facebook into the classroom, advancing the profession through innovative research and impacting the community through pro bono communications work.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by our industry peers for the work that we’re doing,” said Senior Associate Dean Denise Keyes. “We feel strongly that our students leave the program well-positioned to succeed as leaders in the ever-evolving communications landscape because of our foundation in strategy and how closely we work with industry to bring the real world into the classroom. This award is a testament to the hard work of our faculty, staff and students.”
Launched in 2007, the program has partnered with organizations such as Nike, Microsoft, Intel, Deloitte and Amnesty International, and has provided valuable communications support to more than 100 nonprofits including HandsOn Greater DC Cares, The Catalogue for Philanthropy, Capital Partners for Education, The Fishing School and many more.