Honoring a Rising Star in the Industry
The New Professional Award of Excellence honors a chapter member who has entered the field of public relations within the past five years. The award is presented to a professional who has demonstrated his or her commitment to advancing public relations through career achievements, volunteerism, and the highest standards of professionalism.
Established in 2003, this award was originally known as the Young Professional Award.
2017 New Professional Award of Excellence Honoree:
2018 – Nicole Shaddy [Bio | Award announcement]
2017 – Nicole Early [Award announcement | Video tribute]
2016 – Megan Donaldson [News release | Video tribute]
2015 – Prapat “Jojoe” Nujoy [News release | Video tribute]
2014 – Colby Reade, APR [News release |Video tribute]
2013 – Taylor Long [Video tribute]
2012 – Julie Williams [Video tribute]
2011 – Kate Pitchlynn
2010 – Jamie Godfrey
2009 – No award
2008 – Stefanie Stockton Week
2007 – Taraneh (Foster) Fultz & Laura Herbert
2006 – Martina (Lohman) Kostow
2005 – Vanessa Skillern
2004 – Amy Winans
2003 – Jen Scott
Note: These listings are based on the chapter’s historic records. If you can provide additional information/documentation about other New Professional Award of Excellence recipients, please contact us.
The New Professional Award of Excellence is designed to honor a PRSA Oregon Chapter member who has entered the field of public relations within the past five years — a rising star in our midst. This award is given to a person who has demonstrated his/her commitment to the public relations profession through career achievements, volunteerism and dedication to improving the credibility of public relations as a whole.
Nominations should contain the following information:
- Has the candidate worked in public relations for fewer than five years?
- Has the candidate demonstrated a commitment to excellence?
- How has the candidate taken the initiative to continue his or her education?
- Has the candidate been involved in chapter and industry-related activities?
- How has the candidate put his or her growing public relations knowledge to use for the good of the community?