The Bateman team (left) won honorable mention in the national PRSSA competition (photo submitted). A group of students in a 2020 capstone class won bronze from the 2021 Bulldog PR Awards for their DEI campaign.

AdPR students win multiple honors in 2020-21 academic year

Two groups of students in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations have been honored for their stellar work in the spring 2021 semester: honorable mention in the Bateman Public Relations Case Study competition and bronze for best diversity and inclusion campaign from the 2021 Bulldog PR Awards.

Six public relations students received honorable mention in the Bateman Public Relations Case Study Competition, a national Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) annual contest.  Through this campaign, the students educated both current public relations professionals and the next generation of communication specialists on the potential role they could play in promoting civility in society.

The students on the Bateman team are: Olivia Muller (account executive), Meredith Pannek, Madison Palmieri, Hannah Payne, Rachel Weiss and Abbey Woodard.

The students worked together through the challenges of the pandemic to produce a campaign that attracted national honors.


23 students were part of Karen Russell’s capstone course from Fall 2020 that won bronze for best diversity and inclusion campaign in the 2021 Bulldog PR Awards.

The students produced videos, infographics, toolkits, a podcast and more to meet established goals of promoting greater understanding of diversity in public relations.

You can read more information about their DEI campaign at our previous story here.

The students in that section were: Hallie Bauerband, Laura Burr, Bailey Carreker, Sarah Corbin, Mallory Cromer, Rachel Floyd, Katie Beth Fowler, Erin Geoghan, Sirui He, Quincy Holt, Soha Imam, Allyce Lee, Collier Lokey, Kaila Marcus, Manning Mercer, Lizzy Newman, Tucker Norman, Kerrigan Pruett, Madelyn Stone, Ellis Sullivan, Abi Swanson, Isabel Weber and Emily Westmoreland.

You can read more from the 2021 Bulldog PR Awards through their release or via their email newsletter.

Date: May 21, 2021
Author:  Dayne Young,  dayne@uga.edu