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Real-world touchpoints: ADPR students contribute to campus life

ADPR Students

Whether it’s showing prospective students around campus or taking sideline photos in Milan Puskar Stadium, Advertising and Public Relations (ADPR) students play important roles at WVU. You see them in front of the camera as Homecoming Royalty and the official Mountaineer Mascot, but they’re also working behind the scenes in a variety of ways.

Senior ADPR student Paige McElroy was named WVU Homecoming Royalty in October.

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WVU College of Media makes PRNEWS Education A-List

PRNEWS Education A-List Seal

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media was named to the PRNEWS Education A-List for the second year in a row. The list recognizes the best institutions of higher education for career advancement in public relations and marketing communications.

The College offers fully online master’s degrees in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), Data Marketing Communications and Digital Marketing Communications. In a recent survey of these alumni, more than half said they have received pay increases of 25% or more since earning their degrees. Additionally, 96% believed their degree made them more competitive when applying for jobs, led to a better position or prompted a promotion.

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Wiethe receives top PRSSA honor

Rhy Wiethe

Rhyanna Wiethe, a Journalism master’s degree student in the WVU Reed College of Media, has been awarded the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Gold Key Award – the highest individual honor bestowed upon PRSSA members.

Created in 1983, the award recognizes students who display outstanding academic excellence in public relations and leadership qualities within their PRSSA chapter. Wiethe was one of 26 students chosen nationally.

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