Ron Culp Receives PRSA Gold Anvil

Ron’s acceptance speech highlights the importance of mentorships and how we all can “support a stronger public relations profession.” Read more


Gary McCormick Receives PRSA’s Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service

Gary’s heartfelt speech energized those in attendance to give back to the public relations profession. Most of all, to serve this profession and to serve it well, “you must be present to win.” Read more

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Relive the Magic of the “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala

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It’s the Best Night in Public Relations

The Plank Center’s “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala brings together an elite community of leaders celebrating the power of mentorship.

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2015 Educator Fellows

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has announced the sixth class for its Educators Fellowship Program.

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Leadership Report Card

The first Plank Center Leadership Report Card on communication leaders highlights a Grand-Canyon-sized gap between leaders’ evaluations of their own performance and those of their employees.

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Highlights from the “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala

Celebrating the importance of mentoring by honoring industry trailblazers at the sixth annual “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala.

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Betsy Plank Day

Betsy Plank Continues Winning Hearts of Students

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has started a tradition of what has the makings of a PR holiday—an annual celebration of Betsy Plank near her birthday.

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The Plank Center Adds Members to its National Board of Advisers

The board of advisers for The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has re-elected five members and added two new advisers, bringing the group to 24.

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Southern PR Hall of Fame Honors Namesake of UA’s Plank Center

Betsy Plank, public relations legend and the namesake of The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, has been inducted posthumously into the 2015 Southern Public Relations Hall of Fame.
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