Student wins public relations award
April 11, 2004 | Trisha Taggart of Logan, a junior majoring
in public relations at Utah State University, won the
Utah PR Student of the Year competition, sponsored by
Richter7, the state's largest, locally-owned advertising
and public relations agency.
The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, is given
to a Utah college student each year on the basis of
academic record, work experience and aptitude for success
in public relations as demonstrated through a written
case study and oral presentation, according to Tim Brown,
"Creating the PR Student of the Year award pushes
for excellence from future professionals in the field,"
Brown said. "We've seen excellent students surface
from Utah State University. Two of the last four recipients
have been from USU, which speaks very highly of the
university and its leadership."
Taggart, who recently organized a charity event for
Operation Smile which raised thousands of dollars to
help augment surgery expenses for a child, expects to
receive her bachelors degree from USU in May 2006.
Richter7 makes this scholarship available annually and
it is open to all Utah college students pursuing a degree
or career relating to public relations. Six of the last
16 finalists have come from USU since 2003.