Legacies from Legends in PR

In 2007, The Plank Center, with direction from Betsy Plank, began work to recognize PRSSA’s milestone year of 2007-2008 by asking legendary professional honorees to write brief personal messages of counsel, wisdom and experience for publication as a gift to students. Thirty-four of those honorees answered that first call – a remarkable response and reflection of caring for students.

The success of the first edition of Legacies from Legends in PR prompted an ongoing and unique project. Respected professionals who have received one or more lifetime honors from three major public relations organizations – Arthur W. Page Society’s Hall of Fame and Distinguished Service Awards; Institute for Public Relations’ Alexander Hamilton Medal; and PRSA’s Gold Anvil Award and Educators Academy Ferguson Award – are invited to contribute their message.

We hope these PR Legends inform and inspire you and shape the next generation of public relations leaders. Download the second edition of Legacies from Legends in Public Relations.


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