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.
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.
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.